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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paneer Bhurji

You will need :

200 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tbsp garlic finely chopped
2 big tomato peeled and chopped
2-3 green chillies with slits
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp red chili
1/4 tsp garam masala powder (all spice )
2 tbsp kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 cup cream
2 tbsp green coriander leaves chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter + 1tbsp for garnishing

1) Grate the paneer coarsely (not fine) and set aside.
2) Heat oil in a sauce pan and fry garlic till aromatic and then add tomatoes and green chilli. Cook till tomatoes melt completely.
3) Add all the spices like turmeric, cumin and red chili powder. Stir well and add kasoori methi and tomato ketchup. Roast the masala well and some water if needed. Add salt at this stage and check other seasoning. If u feel u need it more spicy then u can add more green chili.
4)After cooking the masala for 2 to 3 min add grated paneer and gently stir till well combined with all spices.
5)Finally add cream, garam masala and fresh coriander chopped. Cook for couple of minutes on low flame and serve hot with naan or grilled bun.

Serves 4.
variationsPalak paneer bhurji : You can try adding finely chopped spinach or fresh fenugreek leaves after step 3.
Mix veg & Paneer bhurji: Just add 1/2 cup frozen mix vegetables after step 3 and cook till veggies are done.

1 comment:

  1. never heard of paneer burji before tried for the 1st time. my hubby loved it and couldn't believe it was paneer bcoz of it was grated . it was very easy too