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.
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
- In a pan add oil and allow it to heat
- Add jeera/cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
- Add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent
- Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute
- 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
- Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, kitchen king masala and mix
- Add 1 or 2 tbsp of water so that the mixture doesn’t burn
- Add crumbled paneer/cottage cheese and mix everything till its incorporated well.
- Check for salt and add accordingly
- Close the lid of the pan and cook for few more minutes.
- Add amchur /Dry mango powder and chopped coriander leaves and mix everything well.
- Turn off the gas and serve hot with chapathi or any Indian flatbread of your choice 🙂
- 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.