Paneer, my mom’s favorite; in fact, her experimental dishes with paneer knows no bound, and sometimes I can only wonder where she gets her ideas from. And for me too it’s a lifesaver, as it rescues me every time I have difficulty in deciding what to cook. And those white chunks of goodness being healthy and easy to cook, make them win some additional brownie points. It has a lot to offer as the best part of it is that it can blend in with any other food item. That’s how in this recipe eggs got replaced by Paneer and once you try, you won’t be disappointed by the difference. It can be made asa simple dish without much of additional ingredients or can be loaded up with some haribhari vegetables.
Sadi & HariBhari PaneerBhurji
1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) mashed
2 tbsp olive or refine oil
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1-2 chopped green chillies as per taste
½ cup green peas
½ cup finely chopped beans
½ cup finely chopped green capsicum
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
Salt as per taste
1 tbsp dhania powder
1 tbsp garam masala
A pinch of kasoorimethi
Take a Pan, heat it and pour the oil. Saute green peas in the oil for a few seconds. Reduce the heat to low, and cover the Pan with a lid for one minute and let the green peas to become softer.
Once its soft, increase the flame to medium, and add chopped onions, green chilies and sauté for 1-2 minute, add chopped tomatoes, beans, green capsicum and once again sauté for another 2 minutes.
Add dhania powder, and stir the veggies for a few seconds, now put in salt, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix it well.
As the masala cooks,mix in the mashed paneer, reduce the heatand leave it for 1-2 minutes. Mix it once again and as everything combines together to form a nice burji.
Sprinkle kasoorimethi and serve hot.
The Sadi (Simple ) paneerbhurji only demands salt, thinly chopped onions and tomatoes..
– Anjali Sethi Joshi / EB