There are certain recipes which I make when all the vegetables in the refrigerator are over and I am bored to go the grocery store. Paneer Bhurji is one of them. I always keep paneer handy as it can be done quickly, no chopping required and amazingly delicious! It is not only immensely delicious and hearty, it’s so easy and quick that one minute you put them all together; another minute the dish is almost done:). For vegetarians, Paneer/Cottage cheese bhurji is a wonderful substitute for egg bhurji.There are 181 calories in 1 serving of paneer bhurji. Paneer is a good source of calcium, which in later years helps prevent osteoporosisPaneer Bhurji Recipe
2 cups grated paneer2 onions chopped1 tomato chopped4 garlic cloves1 inch piece ginger4 green chillies chopped½ cup green peas1 tsp cumin seeds½ tsp carom seeds2 bay leavesa pinch of asafetida1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp red chilli powder1 tsp cumin powder1 tsp coriander powder1 tsp kasuri methi1 tsp pepper powder1 tsp garam masala powder1 tbsp lime juice5 tbsp milk4 tbsp oilSalt as per tasteCoriander leaves for garnishing
MethodHeat oil in a vessel.Add bay leaf, cumin, carom seeds and asafetida. Let them splutter.Grate ginger and garlic over them. I generally prefer grating ginger garlic than making paste.Add chopped green chillies, peas and onion.Once the onion is translucent, add chopped tomato. Let it cook for 5 minutes.Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, kasuri methi and salt. Mix well and let it cook for 5 minutes.Now add grated paneer followed by kasuri methi and garam masala. Sautee well.Finally add milk, lime juice and coriander leaves. Mix everything well and cook for 2 minutes.Paneer Bhurji is ready. Serve it hot with rotis.