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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paneer Bhurji

Paner bhurji is a side dish prepared with paneer, the rennet-free Indian cheese. This protein rich dish is very quick and simple to prepare and is an apt dish for the morning rush hours. It can be served with breads, buns or rotis to make a wholesome, filling breakfast. One can of course omit or add spices they prefer or use in lesser quantities if serving kids. Using cilantro leaves is optional or it can be replaced by kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves to add a different flavor. Homemade or store bought paneer can be used. The following ingredients would be sufficient to fill 4 sandwiches or about 3 rotis. 

1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. red chili powder or according to taste
1/8 tsp. cumin powder
1/8 tsp. coriander powder
1/4 tsp. garam masala
1 cup crumbled paneer (I used homemade paneer.)
1 tsp. finely minced cilantro to garnish

* Heat oil in a saute pan and add cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle and turn brown, add onion. Fry until the onion turns translucent and add tomato pieces. Cook until they turn mushy.
* Add salt, turmeric and all the spice powders to the pan. Stir and cook for few seconds.
* Next add the crumbled paneer, mix and cook for about a minute.
* Turn off the stove. garnish with cilantro and serve warm.

This goes to 
1. Blogging Marathon #49, with the theme "Cheese".
2. 'Kids Delight' event, with the theme 'Cheese'.



Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Perfect side dish for rotis or as a filling for sandwich! Love the recipe....Works great with homemade paneer :)

vaishali sabnani said...

Looks delicious and perfectly made...just the way I make it...wow .

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking panneer bhurji. Excellent preparation.


Sarita said...

We like paneer bhurji! This looks very yummy.

Padmajha PJ said...

One of our fav!I sometimes use this as filling for dosa..Nice click Suma :)

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Yummy burji

Srivalli said...

The bowl looks so good Suma, very nicely done..

Sapana Behl said...

I love paneer Bhurji..Yours looks yummy !

sneha datar said...

Paneer bhurji is tempting and nice pics.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so inviting - lovely

Pavani N said...

Simple, protein rich dish. Looks yummy!!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love this for filling in rotis and bread.

Priya Suresh said...

I can have this paneer bhurji with anything, irresistible dish.