I love paneer in all shapes, forms and dishes ..For those of you who read my blog and don't know what paneer/cottage cheese is (Its a dairy product.Paneer can be prepared at home or bought at the market .I buy mine at the local Indian store .The easiest way to make Paneer is to squeeze a lemon in hot milk and let it separate .Take the white residue and tie it up in a muslin cloth and let all the water drip .What remains is, paneer.You can crumble this or cut it up in cubes....)
Paneer is pretty versatile .There a tonnes of recipes out there and the ones that come to my mind are pudina paneer, handi paneer, paneer in coriander garlic sauce, matar paneer, saag paneer, achari paneer, paneer palak bhujia/bhurji, kesari paneer, goan paneer pea curry , mughlai paneer, kaju paneer masala, paneer kebabs, and paneer pasanda..I plan to try them all soon and Iam sure they are just minor variations in all the recipes .
Paneer bhurji is simple easy to make and takes almost no time .And It tastes delicious. I usually have it either some kind of dal , chappati and raita .I will put up the daal that I cooked with the Paneer bhurji in my next blog entry ...
Till then enjoy this one :-)
You need :
200 gms paneer - crumbled
1 large onion chopped finely
2 green chillies chopped finely
oil - 1 tablespoon
salt to taste
1 teaspoon turmeric
chilli powder/flakes to taste
corriander to garnish
This is how you cook it :
Heat the oil and fry the onions till they become transparent .Add diced green chillies and saute them for a while .Then addthe paneer, followed by turmeric, salt and chilli flakes.Mix thoroughly and add just a little water to the mixture .Be sure not to add too much water .Wait for water to evaporate and then take off the stove.Paneer Bhurji is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped corriander.
If you feel like adding finely chopped tomatoes along with the onions at the onset , feel free to do so.That's just another variation to the recipe and tastes great as well.