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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Paneer Bhurji & An Award

Paneer is one of my best-loved thing, that i can't have enough. Before i go grocery shopping, i always make sure that i have paneer in stock. The other day, i bought this twin pack of paneer at costco and I couldn't wait to try a new dish to eat'em up. When i came across the recipe for bhurji, i certainly know that it would be a big hit. Boy o boy, no words to explain the taste of these spicy, delicate bites. I guess chaat masala is the secret ingredient. Though i have tried different paneer dishes and loved'em all, bhurji is on top of the ladder and a keeper for sure. I am sure many of you had tried and tasted it before, but if you haven't, i insist to cook'em for your next dinner and you would love it just like we did.

1(14 oz) Paneer (store bought)
2 or 3 Roma Tomatoes (chopped)
1 medium Yellow Onion (chopped)
2tsp Garlic (minced)
2tsp Ginger (minced)
3 small Green Chillies (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Chilli powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2tsp Chaat masala powder
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Oil
How to:
  • Slice up the paneer and crumble'em with your hand or pulse'em in food processor (not in mixie or blender).
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds, followed by onions.
  • Saute'em for a couple of mins and then add turmeric powder, ginger and garlic.
  • Continue sautéing until the raw smell disappears and the onions are tender.
  • Add the tomatoes, green chillies and cook for 3-4 mins until they are soft. (Do not let'em mash up.)
  • Now add all the masala powders along with salt and cook for another min.
  • Then add the crumbled paneer, mix well to coat the masala and cook for 3 mins with lid closed. 
  • Check salt for taste, switch off and garnish with cilantro.
Serve hot with chapathi of naan.

Thank you Shobha for making such a beautiful tag for me and sharing the award with me.


  1. My fav too... looks delicious..

  2. I love anything with paneer. and this bhurji tastes awesome with roti. Adding chaat masal sounds nice

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Yumm delicious n inviting bhurji..makes me drool..congrats on ur awards..

  4. Love this dish.. and Congrats on the awards !!
    Bhalo Khabo

  5. Burji sounds gud....love the pics step by step...very nice

  6. Nice paneer burji..Looks yummy

  7. It's so awesome! Very irresistible!

  8. The pleasure is mine dear..and you deserve many more.
    Nice paneer bhurji..you have made small bite size pieces..I make it with the crumbled paneer.
    Have a nice week end.

  9. This is my fav with rotis...looks very flavourful n yumm

  10. My fav with rotis..looks super yumm

  11. i too mostly buy the same paneer... bhurji looks so inviting...

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  12. love this- perfect for wraps n rolls!
    US Masala

  13. perfectly made burji dear! absolutely delicious!


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