Paneer is a type of soft, crumbly cheese native to India. It is one of the most common cheeses used in Indian cuisine, and it has a simple, fresh, versatile flavor which makes it highly useful in an assortment of recipes. The cheese is traditionally made with cow's milk, and it is readily available in many Indian markets. It is also very easy to make paneer at home.Paneer is also considered to be a fresh cheese, and it is never aged.Since it is made with whole milk, it is also very high in protein, making it a sound addition to a vegetarian diet.

Paneer Bhurji is a dish inspired from Anda Bhurji or scrambled eggs.Instead of egg,Paneer is scrambled here.

3 cups crumbled Paneer
1 white(vidalia) onion ,finely chopped
2-3 ripe tomatoes,chopped (or use tomato puree)
2-3 green chillies to taste,finely cut
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
Cilanto to garnish
1 tsp oil

1.In a non stick skillet heat 1 tsp of oil.Then add cumin seeds and green Chillies.After a few seconds add the finely cut onion and let it saute till it changes to translucent color and looses its raw taste.
2.Then add the chopped tomatoes or tomato puree,Salt,turmeric,garam masala, and red pepper(if you like it spicy).Let it cook thoroughly.
3.Finally add the crumbled paneer and mix it well with the onion-tomato paste.Let it cook for few minutes.
4.Garnish with chopped cilantro.
5.Serve with Roti or Naan.The leftovers (if you have any left) can be used as stuffing for sandwich,parathe or naan.It still tastes good.Even better.


Vaishali said...

looks yummy !!!

Niketa said...

hey deepti... itne yummy dishes ki pictures mat dikhaooo... sachi mein hum khane aaa jaayenge

Dolly said...

looks grt Deepti

Pooja said...

kya deepti....ab toh pictures se torture bandh karo...mooh main paani itna aa gaya hain ki poora house is flooding!!!!! i m in charlotte this weekend...take out service hi kar leti kab doo bolu? ;-)

Bharti said...

yummy in my tummy

Dips said...

A simple and awesome dish ! All your clicks look great..happy to discover another charlotte food blogger :)

Priya said...

Hi Deepti...Nice dish.. will try soon..... also just wanted u to know I have now added you to my blog list on the main page of my blog....Keep up the good work!!HAPPY DIWALI !!