Saturday, September 18, 2010


I had paneer bhurji when I was staying in Bangalore. The dish was very simple and tasty.I thought of preparing this when I was there but somehow I did not get chance but recently I was curdling milk for my daughter then thought of preparing this dish.So here is how I made this:-


Preparation Time-30 min

Cooking Time-15-20 min

Serves- 4 Persons


Milk-2 lts

Lemon juice-4-6 tsp

Oil- 2-3 tabs

Cumin seeds- 2 tsp

Onion-3 (finely chopped)

Green chillies-4 (finely chopped)

Capsicum-1 (finely chopped)

Tomatoes-2 (finely chopped)

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Salt- to taste

Chilli powder-1 ½ tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Garam masala-1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves-for garnishing

Method for making paneer

I make this with the fresh paneer or called as chenna but you can also use frozen one but here it is how you can made chenna:-

• Take a wide mouth vessel and boil milk in this.

• Bring milk to boil then take it off from flame.

• Allow it to get cool down.

• Now remove the cream from the top of milk and heat again.

• Meanwhile if you are using lemon juice or vinegar for curdling the milk then mix it with a cup of water.

• Once milk starts boiling then reduce the heat and start adding way water or lemon juice or vinegar into it.

• You will see that milk will start curdling and water will get separated from it.

• Once you see that milk is completely curdled and water is transparent then remove it from heat.

• Filter the curdled milk (Chenna) in a muslin cloth and pour one glass normal water into it.

• Squeeze out water completely from it by pressing between your hands.

• Hang it for another half an hour to drain out water completely if any left out.

Method for Paneer Bhurji

• Mash paneer by hand and keep aside.

• Heat a pan and add oil in this.

• Once oil is heated up add cumin seeds and allow it to changes its color.

• Add chopped onion and chillies into this.

• Fry till onion gets transparent.

• Add capsicum and fry for couple of minutes.

• Put chopped tomatoes along with all dry masala.

• Fry this in high flame and then add mash paneer in this.

• Put salt in this and fry for couple of minutes.

• Garnish with coriander leaves.

• Serve with roti and dal.


Unknown said...

wow, that looks beautiful dear. Very nicely done.

Akanksha said...

good one..paneer bhurji is my favorite with rotis

Jaisy James said...

wow nice recipe never had this recipe

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!yum and awesome paneer burji. said...

Paneer burji looks yummy and making me hungry...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I spent most of my childhood in North india where paneer is a staple diet. I love this recipe. And your's have turned out very well

Hamaree Rasoi

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious curry

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

bhurji is my fav one too. love the way u made this yummy dish

Aparna said...

yummy yummy bhurji

Sadhana Valentina said...

WoW!!! Looks very tempting

Daisy Roshan said...

the paneer bhurji looks very delectable...