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Paneer Bhurjee Aka Scrambled Cottage Cheese

4 from 3 votes

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Paneer Bhurjee or Scrambled Cottage Cheese is an extremely simple dish using high protein & gluten free ingredient, Cottage Cheese that is extremely healthy for vegetarians. A Dish that can be made under 30 mins using very basic ingredients & spices from your kitchen pantry, this is extremely healthy for both kids & adults if made with the right proportion of oil / ghee (clarified butter) / butter. An ideal option for breakfast along with plain parathas (flatbreads) or with pav (homemade APF bread rolls) or with dal & rice. Can be packed for kids tiffin box to ensure their daily dose of protein in case they don't like their glass of milk. Can be converted into sandwiches too or a wrap.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBreakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Servings 3
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Ingredients
  

  • 1. Paneer – 200 gms
  • 2. Onions – 2 medium
  • 3. Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • 4. Green chillies – 3 nos. finely chopped
  • 5. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • 6. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp Optional
  • 7. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • 8. Jeera – 1 tsp
  • 9. Oil – 1.5 tblsps
  • 10. Salt
  • 11. Corriander – finely chopped
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Instructions
 

  • 1.Crumble the paneer & keep aside.
  • 2. Finely chop the onions, green chillies, coriander leaves & keep aside.
  • 3. Puree the tomatoes. You may choose to chop half & puree half too incase you like chunks of tomatoes in your bhurjee.
  • 4. In a kadhai, take some oil, once it heats, add jeera, let it turn a bit brown before adding the onions.
  • 5. Sweat the onions & slightly brown them.
  • 6. Add the tomato puree, green chillies, turmeric powder, salt & stir well until the water is evaporated and a thick gravy is formed.
  • 7. Add the crumbled paneer into the kadhai along with finely chopped coriander leaves & garam masala powder. Cover with a lid & let it mix & cook well for another 2-3 mins on a low flame.

Notes

  • If you prefer your bhurjee with garlic / ginger paste, add it after Sr. No. 4.
  • At Sr. No. 6 you can add red chilly powder too incase you like very spicy bhurjee.
  • If you want your onions to brown / caramelize faster, add a pinch of salt.
  • If you further want to reduce the oil content & still get a good gravy, use 1 tblsp of oil, then 2 spoons of water while cooking ur onions & cover it with a lid so that it softens with the steam. I do this for most of the gravies at home & it doesn’t affect taste.

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Vidya Narayan
Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

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