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Classic Paneer Bhurji With A Twist Of Dhaniya

Paneer bhurji is a popular north indian breakfast dish. You can give your dish a twist of dhaniya and make it punjabi style! 
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Paneer bhurji is a perfectly savory, tangy, spiced mixture made of onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies (hot peppers) and various spices mixed together. This flavorful dish, as with most bhurji recipes, is quick to make and ideal for breakfast. Here’s how you can make yourself one! 

Step-By-Step Guide- 

  1. In a large kadai, heat some oil and saute cumin seeds until they turn aromatic.
  2. Further add finely onions, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste.
  3. Saute well till the onions turn slightly golden brown in shade.
  4. Now add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  5. Add red chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala powder and salt to taste.
  6. Roast the spices on low flame for about a minute.
  7. Also add crumbled paneer / cottage cheese and mix gently.
  8. Mix gently without mashing out paneer.
  9. Cover and simmer for about 3 minutes or until the paneer is cooked well. Make sure to not over cook paneer, as they turn hard and chewy.
  10. Add crushed kasuri methi and coriander leaves.
  11. Mix gently, making sure everything is combined well.

Finally, serve paneer bhurji hot with chapati or paratha.

Classic Paneer Bhurji With A Twist Of Dhaniya Recipe Card

Paneer bhurji is a popular north indian breakfast dish. You can give your dish a twist of dhaniya and make it punjabi style!

Total Time :
20 min
Preparation Time :
5 min
Cooking Time :
15 min
Servings :
2
Cooking Level :
Low
Course:
Breakfast
Calories:
350
Cuisine:
Indian
Author:
Mahima Girotra

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 medium sized onion (finely chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste / adrak lasun ka paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 medium sized tomato (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cup paneer / cottage cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Instructions

Step 1
In a large kadai, heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 1 tsp cumin seeds until they turn aromatic.
Step 2
Further add finely onions, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste.
Step 3
Saute well till the onions turn slightly golden brown in shade.
Step 4
Now add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
Step 5
Add ½ tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp garam masala powder and salt to taste.
Step 6
Roast the spices on low flame for about a minute.
Step 7
Also add crumbled paneer / cottage cheese and mix gently.
Step 8
Mix gently without mashing out paneer.
Step 9
Cover and simmer for about 3 minutes or until the paneer is cooked well. Make sure to not over cook paneer, as they turn hard and chewy.
Step 10
Add crushed kasuri methi and coriander leaves.
Step 11
Mix gently, making sure everything is combined well.
Step 12

Inside

Finally, serve paneer bhurji hot with chapati or paratha.
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