Thursday, January 07, 2010

Paneer Bhurji

I hope every one had a good start of the year and are sticking to the new year resolutions :) Now to kick start the year 2010 blogging, let me present you with this Paneer dish. It's called paneer bhurji, which means scrambled paneer. Along with green peas and freshly made paneer, this makes a lip smacking side dish to have with roti.


Ingredients

2 cups - Freshly made crumbled Paneer
1 cup - Green peas, boiled
1 cup - Spring onion Or 1 big - Red onion, finely chopped
1'' piece - Ginger, finely chopped
2 - Green chili, finely chopped
1 big - Tomato, chopped
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Garam masala powder
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1/4 tsp - R ed chili powder
Salt to taste

Garnishing

1 cup - Coriander leaves, chopped

Method

1 ) Heat oil in a pan, add green chili, ginger and fry for a second then add spring onion or onion and fry the onion, till lightly browned. Then add the powders - turmeric, coriander, red chili and garam masala powder. Fry for a second in oil, then add tomato, green peas and salt to taste. Close with a lid and cook on low heat till tomato is fully cooked.

2 ) Now add paneer and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Close with a lid and cook for few minutes. Open and garnish with coriander leaves. Stir and fry till you get dry bhurji.


Serve hot with roti.

Note - Instead of green peas you can use bell pepper. To make it colorful you could use, red, green and yellow bell pepper. If the paneer turns out too dry then add one spoon of whipping cream.

8 comments:

Asha said...

Happy 2010 Pravs. Simple and delicious dish, great for breakfast too! :)

Gulmohar said...

Wow...that looks yumm yummm..Pravs, wish you a very happy New Year !!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been a faithful follower of your blog, as a newly wed who loves to eat the tastes of home, your blog have been an indispensible resource. The recipes are all great with just the right amount of masala everytime.

Pravs said...

Asha : Oh,am i happy to see your comment, after so very long ?? you bet :) Happy 2010 to you too :)

Gulmohar : Thank you ..and very happy new year to you too :)

Anonymous : ahh..if only you had left your name, rather than being anonymous :) Thanks a lot for this valubale comment. It's just the comment i needed to read to get fully charged and motived to blog more. I was feeling a bit low thinking, does anyone really benefit from my blog :) Wishing you a very happy new year.

Happy cook said...

For me that plate is more than enough as that itseldf looks so yumm. I will sit in a corner and enjoy just like that.

Nostalgia said...

It sounds very good and the picture too. I love peas and paneer combination and this one definitely is a must try.

homecooked said...

Wow...looks delicious :)

Supriya Nair said...

Hi Pravs, I too posted Paneer bhurji on my blog...love your version. Next time I will add the spring onions for the unique taste...cheers