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Amritsari Paneer Bhurji (Cottage cheese)  recipe

Amritsari Paneer Bhurji (Cottage cheese)

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
4.5
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Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
30min
IndianBreakfastLunchDinnerSideVegetarian

Amritsari Paneer Bhurji, a North Indian Specialty! 

It is a creamy and flavorful dish made with soft paneer, roasted gram flour, and a blend of aromatic spices that add a unique depth of flavour to the dish.

It is often served with bread and can be relished as a side dish or...

Ingredients

3 Servings
  • 1tbsp
    Oil
  • 1tbsp
    Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1/4tsp
    Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder

For Bhurji

  • 30g
    Butter
  • 2tbsp
    Oil
  • 1/2tsp
    Cumin Seeds
  • 1tsp
    Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1tsp
    Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1
    medium-sized Onion (finely chopped)
  • 3
    Green Chillies (finely chopped)
  • 2
    Medium-sized Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2tbsp
    Yogurt
  • 1/2tbsp
    Coriander Powder (Dhaniya)
  • 1tsp
    Salt
  • 1/2tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2tbsp
    Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 1/4tsp
    Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1cup
    Water
  • 200g
    Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing

How to make Amritsari Paneer Bhurji (Cottage cheese)

  1. Warm 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over low-medium heat. Toast the gram flour until it turns golden brown, stirring constantly.

    Step 1.1: Warm 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over low-medium heat
    Step 1.2: Warm 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over low-medium heat
  2. Once golden, blend in the Kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well, and transfer the paste to a bowl. Set aside.

    Step 1.1: Once golden, blend in the Kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well, and transfer the paste to a bowl
    Step 1.2: Once golden, blend in the Kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well, and transfer the paste to a bowl
  3. Grate or crumble the cottage cheese (paneer) and set it aside.

    Step 1.1: Grate or crumble the cottage cheese (paneer) and set it aside
  4. In a skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic. Saute until slightly brown.

    Step 1.1: In a skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat
  5. Add chopped onions and green chillies, saute until onions become translucent.

    Step 1.1: Add chopped onions and green chillies, saute until onions become translucent
    Step 1.2: Add chopped onions and green chillies, saute until onions become translucent
  6. Add tomatoes and salt. Cook until soft, then mix in yogurt.

    Step 1.1: Add tomatoes and salt
    Step 1.2: Add tomatoes and salt
  7. Add roasted gram flour paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, fenugreek leaves and turmeric powder. Cook until oil leaves the sides.

    Step 1.1: Add roasted gram flour paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, fenugreek leaves and turmeric powder
    Step 1.2: Add roasted gram flour paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, fenugreek leaves and turmeric powder
    Step 1.3: Add roasted gram flour paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, fenugreek leaves and turmeric powder
  8. Pour in water, and bring to a boil. Add the paneer, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally.

    Step 1.1: Pour in water, and bring to a boil
  9. Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and butter cubes (optional).

    Step 1.1: Adjust seasoning to taste
  10. Turn off the heat, cover and let the bhurji rest for a few minutes to enhance flavours.

  11. Pair the bhurji with bread, paratha or roti.

  12. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  1. Roast gram flour on low heat to prevent burning.

  2. Adding gram flour gives a smooth texture to the gravy.

  3. Combining oil with butter helps prevent it from burning.

  4. Adjust spices according to your preference.

  5. This recipe yields 3-4 servings, depending on the portion size.

Reviews

4.5
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From 2 ratings
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The perfect balance of flavor and simplicity.

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