Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paneer Scramble!

Remember that paneer I made a couple days ago? Well, for lunch today, I made paneer ki bhurji or paneer scramble from that same paneer that I made. It is quite similar to tofu scramble and in fact is pretty much like scrambled eggs, except all jazzed up with onions, tomatoes, green chilies and some spices. (

If you go take a look at the above link for "Masala Bhurji," this paneer ki bhurji is the same. Extremely quick and easy and delicious!
  • I chopped up a medium size onion, a couple tomatoes and 3-4 green chilies. 
  • Fried this in a little bit of oil and mustard seeds (cumin seeds work too) and then added the home made paneer, followed by salt, turmeric powder, some red chili powder and just a pinch of garam masala.
  • I crumbled up the paneer in the pan itself with the spatula. While doing so, I delighted in the fact that the home-made paneer was of excellent quality- oh yeah! I gave everything one last stir and then covered the lid. Simmered for about 5 minutes and turned off the stove.
  • And that's it-- paneer ki bhurji or paneer scramble was ready. Before serving, I garnished with some fresh cilantro.

Simple ingredients
Paneer Scramble
Ready to eat!
*One could add green peas to this dish too for color.

Our Sunday lunch comprised of rotis with paneer ki bhurji, followed by a glass of buttermilk. Simple, delicious and satisfying!


adibud34 said...

'Nother idea for a title for the previous post.... "If life gives you sour milk, make Paneer!"

Dreamer said...

Love the title!! Tnx! but my question was- what category do I put that post under?