Sunday 27 December 2015

Paneer Bhurji / Scrambled Indian Cottage Cheese

Try this popular, delicious and easy to make Paneer Bhurji / Scrambled Paneer which is favourite for all ages, especially kids!  This can be used as stuffing for sandwiches, parathas or kathi roll to make a wholesome meal.

Try this calcium and  protein rich paneer bhurji; make your kids healthy & happy!


Paneer - 200 to 250 gms
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ¾ tsp
Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Salt - to taste

For seasoning:
Oil / butter - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp


Thaw the frozen paneer and crumble using your fingers or mixer.  Keep aside.

Heat oil / butter in a pan, add cumin seeds.  Once it crackles, add finely chopped onion and green chillies.  Fry till onion becomes translucent.

After that add chopped tomatoes, salt and spice powders.  Saute well till the tomatoes become soft. 

Sprinkle water if the tomato mixture becomes dry.
Add crumbled paneer into the tomato mixture and mix well.  Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathi / bread.


You can also add finely chopped capsicum along with onion and try.

Adjust the spice level to suit your taste.

Don't fry paneer for long time; as  it will turn rubbery in texture.

Instead of paneer, you can try this recipe using Tofu.


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