March 23, 2009

Paneer Bhurji

'Paneer bhurji' is a very easy to make recipe with resources readily available at home. Bhurji doesn't demand for paneer cubes. I generally make the paneer fresh at home everytime. I must say, it tastes better and is economical than the commerically available ones. So try and make it in the convenience of home and you will love making it.

Paneer bhurji goes best with plain paranthas. You can even stuff the left over bhurji in paranthas for the next meal. Weight watchers! Good news for you. A little bit of paneer indulgence apparently does good for you. Read below.

Some nutrition facts about paneer (Courtesy:
  • Paneer is a good source of calcium, which in later years helps prevent osteoporosis. Cheese provides 25% of the calcium in the food supply.
  • Paneer in moderation, is associated with lower body weight as well as reduced risk of developing insulin resistance syndrome.
  • Paneer is a good source of protein and it reduces cancer risk.
  • According to Ayurveda Paneer is health food and it can prevent stomach disorders
  • It is supposed to help in lower, back and joint pain.
  • Reduces risks of Heart attack
Now the recipe...

Ingredients (Serves 3)
  • Milk - 1 litre
  • Lemon - 1
  • Onion - 2 medium chopped fine
  • Tomato - 1 small chopped fine
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
  • To make the paneer, boil the milk in low heat. Turn off and pour the juice of 1 lemon. Keep stirring till the milk curdles entirely and form lumps leaving the pale water behind. Strain it off and rinse with water. Squeeze out all the water (you may use a clean towel to do this). Keep aside.
  • Heat oil, saute onions and green chillies with a little salt over high heat.
  • When the onions turn a shade brown, lower the heat and add the tomatoes.
  • Keep stirring for 3 minutes till the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Add turmeric and chilli powders, mix well.
  • Add the paneer, mix well and cook for 5 minutes in low heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.

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