Paneer Bhurji Gravy Recipe | How to Make Paneer Bhurji with Gravy

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Restaurant Style Paneer Bhurji | Recipe of Paneer Bhurji with Gravy

The paneer bhurji gravy recipe (पनीर भुर्जी ग्रेवी रेसिपी) is a much-loved vegetarian version of scrambled eggs made with farmer;’s cheese or Indian cottage cheese. Loaded with proteins, this delicious side dish has a texture that will make you fall in love with it instantly. The homemade paneer is soft, creamy and melt-in-mouth with a hint of light graininess from the curdling of milk. This is the restaurant style paneer bhurji with gravy and the addition of cashew paste makes it creamier and richer. The paneer bhurji masala is made with onions, tomato puree, cashews and spices drape the tiny specs of paneer in its lusciousness. The gravy has sweetness from the onions and the tang from the tomatoes.

Serving Suggestion for Paneer Bhurji Gravy Recipe

paneer bhurji with pav

As yummy as it looks, this scrambled paneer recipe is incredibly easy to make and you can have with both roti and bread toasted with some butter, the latter being my favorite. Don’t forget to have some sliced onion on the side as it takes the bhurji-bread combo up a notch . I make my own paneer from fresh full-cream milk at home, because it works great for paneer bhurji gravy recipe. You can check out the procedure for making paneer at home with step by step pictures here.

I highly recommend using the ready-made tomato puree because it has a certain level of umaminess that’s very much desirable. Pureeing tomatoes at home and using them won’t yield the same results.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients and preparation of paneer bhurji gravy recipe.

How to Make Paneer Bhurji Gravy Recipe

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Paneer Bhurji Gravy Recipe | How to Make Paneer Bhurji with Gravy
 
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Paneer Bhurji Recipe - A paneer recipe that is creamy, tangy, and rich. A perfect vegetarian side dish for toasted bread and roti, paneer bhurji would sway your senses with its enticing flavors and melt-in-mouth texture.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Scrambled Paneer/Farmer’s cheese – 200 grams
  • Onions – 4 medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato puree – ⅔ cup
  • Garlic – 8 cloves
  • Ginger – ½ –inch piece
  • Green chilies – 3, chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp (byadgi)
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • MDH Kitchen King Masala – 2 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – ½ tbsp, lightly roasted
  • Cashews - 15, boiled for 10 minutes & ground to a paste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Water - ¾ cup
  • Coal - one small piece
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet and add onions to it. Sauté them till they are golden brown.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté till the raw smell goes away.
  3. Add the tomato puree and cook till the oil begins to separate.
  4. Add the salt and spice powders; turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and MDH Kitchen King Masala. Mix well.
  5. Add the cashew paste and cook for a minute. The masala will look glossy.
  6. Add water and bring the gravy to a boil.
  7. Add paneer, kasoori methi, green chilies, and coriander leaves. Cook till the paneer gets heated through. Switch off the heat.
  8. Keep a small bowl in the center of the skillet and place a piece of charcoal that has been burned on the stove until red hot.
  9. Pour a teaspoon of oil on the hot coal and immediately cover the skillet. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Take the bowl out. Paneer bhurji gravy recipe is ready.
  11. Serve the paneer bhurji gravy hot with toasted bread and onion slices.

 

Paneer Bhurji Gravy Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients for making the paneer bhurji gravy recipe.

ingredients for paneer bhurji gravy recipe


Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet and add 4 medium finely chopped onions. Sauté them until they turn pink and soft.

making recipe of paneer bhurji


Step 3

Add the 1/2-inch crushed ginger and 8 cloves of crushed garlic and sauté until the raw smell goes away.

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Step 4

Add 2/3 cup tomato puree and cook till the oil begins to separate.

how to make paneer bhurji with gravy


Step 5

Add the salt to taste and spice powders; 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder (byadgi), 1 tsp coriander powder and 2 tsp MDH Kitchen King Masala. Mix well. You may adjust the spices as per your taste.

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Step 6

Add the paste of 15 cashews that have been boiled and ground finely. Cook for a minute.

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Step 7

The paneer bhurji masala will look glossy.

paneer bhurji masala


Step 8

Add 3/4 cup water and bring the gravy to a boil.

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Step 9

Add 200 grams of scrambled paneer, 1/2 tbsp lightly roasted kasoori methi, 3 green chilies chopped, and 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves . Cook till the paneer gets heated through.

making scrambled paneer recipe


Step 10

Turn off the heat. Keep a small bowl in the center of the skillet and place a piece of charcoal that has been burned on the stove until red hot.

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Step 11

Pour a teaspoon of oil on the hot coal.

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Step 12

Immediately cover the skillet. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes.

how to make paneer bhurji with gravy


Step 13

Paneer bhurji gravy recipe is ready.

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Step 14

Serve the paneer bhurji gravy hot with toasted bread and onion slices.

making paneer bhurji with gravy recipe

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    gareema s
    February 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    mouthwatering

  • Reply
    Gauri Khaintani
    March 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    OMG! That Paneer bhurji on buttery bread with onions looks so good. Makes me want to take a bite right out of my phone lol. Shall try this tomorrow and let you know 🙂 Thanks Mon!

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Gauri! I wish i could send you some via internet. Haha! Do try it and I hope you will enjoy it just as much my family did.

  • Reply
    Bhavana Mongia
    March 20, 2018 at 4:28 am

    i m a beginner n this recipe turned put very tasty. thank you for sharing

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      So glad to hear that. Thanks.

  • Reply
    payal k
    April 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    nice recipe. bhurji is looking super delicious. can i use fresh tomatoes instead?

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Yes, you can use fresh tomatoes. However, it will miss the umaminess and tartness.

  • Reply
    akshita
    May 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    fantastic recipe monica. my husband loved it. we had it with buttery toasted pav.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 12, 2018 at 3:38 am

      Thanks Akshita. Buttery pav is a terrific accompaniment. I am glad you guys enjoyed.

  • Reply
    deepa roy
    July 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    wow presentation. beautiful pcitures. bhurjee looks yum.

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