Paneer bhurji is loved by Indians across the world. It is an easy and spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas!
250 gms Paneer
1 Large=100gms Onion -finely chopped
2 medium sized=150 gms Tomatoes- finely chopped
1 small=40 gms Capsicum- finely chopped
¼th Cup fresh Coriander leaves-finely chopped
2-3 Green Chillies-finely chopped
1-inch Ginger root-finely chopped
4-5 Cloves of Garlic-finely chopped
¼ th tsp Turmeric Powder
1-tsp Kashmiri red Chilli Powder
1-tsp dry Coriander Powder
1-tsp Garam Masala Powder
1-tsp Masala Tokri Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Let's grate Paneer now. We will use grater with medium-sized holes. Let's put the Pan on heat.
In the hot pan, add 2 tbsp Butter. Add 1-2 tbsp Cooking Oil. Let the butter melt. Now add chopped garlic and chopped Ginger in Oil+Butter mix. Fry for couple of mins.
After couple of mins, add chopped Green Chillies. Add chopped Onions and fry until Onions become soft. Onions become soft in 2-3 mins on medium heat. Now add chopped Capsicum. Cook Capsicum for few mins to get rid of raw smell.
We can also add frozen/fresh green peas. Allow to cook for 2-3 mins. Now add chopped Tomatoes. Add chopped Coriander leaves. Add some Salt to hasten the softening of Tomatoes and mix well.
Reduce the heat and cook covered. We have cooked for 5-6 mins. Uncover now. Tomatoes have become soft.
Now add dry spice powder. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, dry Coriander Powder. Add Garam Masala Powder and Salt to taste. Mix well and cook all ingredients. As Masala becomes dry add some water and cook the masala.
Masala gets cooked in 5-6 mins. We can see oil oozing from the sides. Add grated Paneer. Add Masala Tokri Pav Bhaji Masala and chopped Coriander leaves. Cover and cook on low heat for couple of mins. Uncover after 2 mins. Bhurji is moist and done.
Finally add lemon juice and mix well. Remove from heat
Now let's get the Pav ready. Add some butter to the pan and let it melt. Mix butter with some Bhaji. Put Pav in the pan and roast for a min. Remove Pav from the pan
Dhaba style Paneer Bhurji is ready. Paneer Bhurji is best enjoyed with Pav, Roti and Parathas