How to Make Amritsari Paneer Bhurji at Home?

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Amritsari Paneer Bhurji: Imagine then, breaking off a piece of soft chapati, taking a generous amount of pillowy yet spicy paneer bhurjee, taking a crunching bite of a fresh green chili…letting the flavors and textures take you to foodie heaven. Imagine soothing that kick of chili with a cool cucumber raita…sounds good? Monday actually became better :p 😉

Amritsari Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer Bhurjee or Cottage Cheese crumble has thousands of variants literally. The recipe that I am sharing with you today, is a typical Punjabi -Amritsari dish.  It’s rich, soft and spicy! Sooo easy to make!! 😉

Ingredients:
  1. 250 gm fresh cottage cheese crumbled
  2. 1 large onion finely chopped
  3. 3-4 green chilies chopped
  4. 1-2 medium sized tomatoes chopped
  5. 1 pinch turmeric powder
  6. 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  8. 2-3 tablespoons of butter
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Minced ginger (optional )
Method:

In a heavy bottomed skillet, add the butter with a 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Once the butter begins to heat up, add the chopped chilies. Saute for a minute.

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Next, add the onions and minced ginger. Saute them till they start getting translucent and a little brown towards the edges. Add all the spices and salt, except garam masala at this point. Saute for another 30 seconds or so.

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Next, add the tomatoes. I like to add around 1 tablespoon of the cottage cheese water. Add regular water if you like. Cook the whole thing for 2-3 minutes, till the time the tomatoes lose their edges and become soft.

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The secret to soft paneer bhurji is adding the cottage cheese at the very last moment and not a minute before that. Cottage cheese is naturally spongy and in this crumbled state, it absorbs the flavor really quick. Finally, add the garam masala. Stir around for 2-3 seconds and turn the flame off!

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That’s it. Your Amritsari paneer bhurji is ready! Make it for dinner today, and tell me how it went for you 🙂

 

 

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