Wednesday, June 14, 2017

PANEER BHURJI - SCRAMBLED COTTAGE CHEESE

Paneer bhurji, a simple and quick North Indian breakfast where cottage cheese is scrambled and sautéed with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes and spices.

A quick and simple paneer bhurji to mop with hot phulkas or any bread of your choice!


Paneer bhurji, a simple North Indian breakfast where cottage cheese is scrambled and sautéed with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes and spices. It makes a delicious light breakfast when served with hot phulkas, and are great protein rich fillings, for sandwiches, rolls and wraps. This dish is often served in the Dhabas (roadside eateries) with tandoori rotis and naans. For vegan version, you can substitute cottage cheese with tofu. 

You can make cottage cheese at your home or buy it fresh from the market. It's a super delicious side dish and wrap filling recipe! It's neither too spicy, nor too bland. It packs in protein, fibre and healthy fats. It's a simple recipe that gets ready in less than 15 minutes. I got 3 servings out of this recipe. It's a great side dish to make when you're out of fresh vegetables but need something healthy and delicious to eat.

This recipe doesn't call for dozen of spices, it can be made by adding few simple spices. I haven't done much. Just the tempering of ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, few spices, and, combining the mixture with scrambled cottage cheese and it's done! Enjoy the dish with hot phulkas or any bread of your choice, or roll the filling into a wrap or make sandwiches.

Give it a try and let me know if you like it! Sorry, I've been MIA for last couple of days. I wasn't well the whole of last week but am better now. Stop by again, as next few weeks are shaping up to be good with few posts on a pipeline!! 
Happy Wednesday Y'all!!! 



PANEER BHURJI - SCRAMBLED COTTAGE CHEESE


Serves: 3 People
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Author: The Food Root


INGREDIENTS

200 grams - Cottage cheese (paneer)
2 medium size - Onions, chopped
1 medium size tomato, chopped
2 tablespoon - Olive oil or clarified butter
1/2 inch - ginger, peeled (grated)
4-5 - garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 green chillis, chopped
1/4 teaspoon - Turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon - Red chili powder
3/4 teaspoon - Coriander powder
1 teaspoon - Salt or as per taste
chopped coriander leaves

METHOD

1. Heat olive oil or clarified butter in a non-stick skillet. 

2. Add grated ginger and chopped garlic, stir it, until they are crisp and brown, for about 40-50 seconds on medium flame.

3. Add chopped onions, sauté it, until lightly softened, for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

4. Add chopped tomato and stir for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.

5. Next, add chopped green chillis and spices - turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix it well.

6. Scramble the cottage cheese and add it in the mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes.

7. Remove the pan, and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves. Turn off the stove and transfer the paneer bhurji immediately to a serving bowl.

8. Serve it hot with tandoori roti or any bread of your choice!

NOTES

1. It's a super delicious side dish and wrap filling recipe for sandwiches, wraps, rolls and even paranthas!

2. For vegan version, you can substitute cottage cheese with tofu.

3. You can also add peas and capsicum in the dish but it's totally optional.

5 comments:

  1. I'm definitely trying this because I'm always looking for new dinner ideas :)

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  2. This is one of my favorites, but I honestly never thought to make it myself. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  3. I would love my daughter to try this. This would go well with sandwiches. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. ouu would love to thy this sounds really good. I'm not much of a cook but I think I can handle this lol!

    -Angela Maria

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