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Paneer Bhurji (Easiest Paneer dish possible!)

There are days when I just can’t get my head around what could be cooked for a meal. And yes potatoes are the easiest option always, but I like paneer more than a starchy potato. Paneer Bhurji (Bhurji literally translates to scrambled in Hindi) is THE EASIEST dish possible. If you are not good with curries and find yourself confused with the spices and complicated Indian cooking, this should be your dish of preference.

What is Paneer

Paneer is Indian cottage cheese made out of cow’s milk. It is fresh cheese and thus extremely creamy. It has a texture of a Halloumi. Paneer these days are so mainstream that they are available in almost all supermarkets. In the Netherlands it used to be available only in the Asian stores but now it is available everywhere. So yaaay for that! More paneer dishes coming your way.

 

 

Paneer and Phulkas

I made it for my Sunday’s lunch with some Ghee smeared Phulkas (Indian flat bread). You can enjoy with anything of your preference. I often use it as a filling for my toasties (sandwiches) as well. It is so versatile, isn’t it.

Have you tried this recipe? If yes, let me know in the comments below.

 

Print Recipe
Paneer Bhurji Yum
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Punjabi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Punjabi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a pan, add 1.5 tbsp of oil (I used sunflower oil). Once the oil is fairly warm, add the cumin seeds and let it sizzle for a few seconds. Add the chopped onion and cook them till they turn translucent. Add the minced garlic and green chilli (adjust the quantity of chilli, based on your preference).
  2. Cook the onion with garlic for another 2 mins and then add the chopped tomatoes. Cook them for another 5 mins on a medium flame, but not till they get too mushy. You can enjoy a little bite of the tomato when it is ready.
  3. Add the spices (everything except the garam masala) on a low to medium flame and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the grated paneer to the pan and give everything a good toss. Check for the seasoning. (most store bought paneer, will come with some amount of salt, so remember to check for that before adding more salt). Toss everything for 10 mins till the paneer gets all the flavor from the spices.
  4. Finish this dish with fresh coriander leaves. Eat it with roti, paratha, as a filling for sandwich or as a side dish with some curry and rice.
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