Recipe for Dhaba Style Paneer Bhurji recipe. A very versatile recipe that pairs well with rotis, naan and phulkas and also as an excellent filling for sandwiches, rolls etc.. Recipe with step by step pictures and video.
Ingredients for Dhaba Style Paneer Bhurji recipe
200 grams paneer, shredded
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoon minced ginger
1.5 cups finely chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon kasuri methi
1 teaspoon kitchen king masala
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon besan (Indian chickpea flour)
1.5 cups finely chopped tomatoes
3 green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
2 tablespoon cream
2 tablespoon mint leaves
- Shred a pack of paneer (200 grams) onto a bowl. Just crumble the paneer with hand. Set aside. I have used store bought paneer today. Home made paneer works perfectly fine for making this bhurji too!. Use whatever you have on hand.
- Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin seeds, minced garlic and minced ginger. Saute for a few seconds. I have used vegetable oil for this recipe today. If making for special occasions, you can make it with ghee for a richer flavour.
- Add in the finely chopped onions. Saute on a medium flame for about 12-15 minutes until the onions are nice and brown. Its very important to cook the onions until they are nicely caramelized and brown.
- Add in all the spice powders and saute for a minute on a low flame. Sauteing on a low flame is key otherwise the spices will burn. Add in the besan (Indian chickpea flour). Saute for a minute more on a low flame. Besan gives a nice volume and flavour to the paneer bhurji.
- Add in the tomatoes and the green chillies. Adjust the green chillies according to taste. If you want a really spicy bhurji, add in a couple of more green chillies. Add in the salt. Add in half a cup of water and cook for 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes are completely mushy. If the mixture is very dry and sticking to the bottom, add little water in intervals as necessary.
- Add in the chopped coriander leaves and the shredded paneer. Cook for a minute so the masalas can mix well with the paneer and become a homogeneous mixture. Add in the cream. Mix well and cook for a minute more. The cream makes the bhurji very luscious. Add in the fresh chopped mint leaves, mix once and remove from heat. Serve with roti, naan and phulka or as a filling for sandwiches.
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