This is an easy, quick and very flavourful Punjabi dish with full of protein. Who doesn't like eggs, paneer is a fabulous alternative to them. You can have it with rotis or parathas, make kathi roll or wrap of it or make paneer stuffed sandwiches or puffs; all are simply delightful and a great idea for lunch box. So, here is the recipe of luscious fingerlicking Paneer Bhurji! This is my Mom's favourite dish. She likes paneer too much. So here I dedicate this recipe to my Mom, my Guru.
1 Cup Grated/Crumbled Paneer (cottage cheese)
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, cut in small cubes
1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1 Medium Tomato (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
1/3 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (kasoori methi)
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Sugar (for flavour)
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 tsp minced Ginger
1 tsp chopped Garlic
2 tbsps finely chopped Cilantro
1 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
3 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida in it. When cumin seed crackles, add minced garlic in it, saute for 30-40 seconds. Now add onion in it. Fry till onion turns golden brown.
Now add tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt in it.
Saute for 2 minutes, then add green chillies, minced ginger, garam masala and cumin powder in it. Fry till tomato gets fully mushy and spices leave oil.
Add grated paneer in it. Mix nicely so that paneer coats well with the spices. Add sugar and stir for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
Now add finely chopped green bell peppers in it. It gives not only a nice colour but flavour too. Keep stirring for 2 minutes.
At this time add chaat masala, lemon juice, dry fenugreek leaves and cilantro in it. Stir for a minute or two. Remove from heat.
Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve hot with roti, naan or paratha.
TIPS: You may use your curdled milk in this way.
May add green peas in it.
If you use Red, yellow or orange bell peppers instead of only green bell peppers,
it gives a very colourful and attractive look.
Linking to: Favorite Recipes: Vegetarian Recipes
Linking to: FEAST FOR YOUR GURU