Paneer Bhurji recipe/ How to make Paneer Bhurji

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One of the quickest and easiest paneer recipes which suits best for a lunch box meal along with rotis or any other Indian flatbreads. This paneer bhurji can not only be used as an accompaniment but as a stuffing to your parathas and sandwitches. Paneer bhurji paratha is one of my top favourite 🙂

I recommend using fresh homemade paneer for this recipe. I make it fresh when I plan on making paneer bhurji. You can also use the store bought but you can definitely make a difference in taste. If you use a store bought paneer/Cottage cheese, then you have to grate it. If its a homemade paneer/Cottage cheese, you will just have to crumble it with your fingers. The store bought paneer yields a little rubbery texture to your bhurji whereas the homemade ones give out soft and tasty texture to the dish.

You can also browse through my other paneer related recipes like paneer butter masala, chatpata paneer, paneer manchurian, paneer chilli, paneer do-pyaza

Ingredients:

Measurement used – 1 cup = 250ml

Paneer/Cottage cheese – 200 gms ( preferebly homemade and crumbled)

Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds/Saunf – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Kitchen king masala – 1/4 tsp (optional)

Amchur powder/ Dry mango powder – 1/2 tsp optional

Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp ( finely chopped)

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a pan add oil and allow it to heat
  2. Add jeera/cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  3. Add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute
  5. Add turmeric powder and fry till the oil starts separating from the mixture. To speed up the process you can add little salt at this stage
  6. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, kitchen king masala and mix
  7. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of water so that the mixture doesn’t burn
  8. Add crumbled paneer/cottage cheese and mix everything till its incorporated well.
  9. Check for salt and add accordingly
  10. Close the lid of the pan and cook for few more minutes.
  11. Add amchur /Dry mango powder and chopped coriander leaves and mix everything well.
  12. Turn off the gas and serve hot with chapathi or any Indian flatbread of your choice 🙂

Tips:

  • Try and use fresh homemade paneer only.
  • If you are using store bought grate them fine before you proceed
  • You can replace kitchen king masala with regular garam masala. If you do not want to use garam masala or kitchen king, just skip it. Those wont make much difference.
  • You can also use the same stuffing for your paneer parathas or paneer sandwiches.

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