Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Paneer Bhurji (Cottage Cheese Crumble)

PANEER BHURJI (Cottage Cheese Crumble)

Cottage cheese is like tofu in consistency and firmness but it is made from fresh milk. http://indianfood.about.com/od/menus/r/paneer.htm - has instructions on how to make paneer (cottage cheese). Lubna's blogsite - Yummy Food has a lovely photograph of a Paneer dish(so you can see what it looks like) and a wonderful recipe for Mutter Paneer (Peas and Cottage cheese), a wonderful North Indian dish.

Ingredients -

Paneer - 300 gms (mashed)

Onion - 1 (large, chopped)

Tomatoes - 2 (chopped)

Garlic - 3 pearls

Ginger - 1/2 inch piece

Turmeric (haldi) powder - 2 tsp

Cumin seed (jeera) powder - 1 tsp

Oil - 3 tbsp

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Dry mango powder (amchur) - 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste

Garnishing - Coriander leaves (chopped)

Method : -

Heat the oil and fry the onion, ginger and garlic till the onion is brown.

Lower the flame and mix in the tomatoes. Stir fry for a further 2 - 3 minutes.

Mix in the spices and 2 tsp of water and cook the spices over a medium flame for 2 mins.

Add the mashed paneer. Season and add salt to taste. Stir fry for a couple of minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot parathas, rice and dal (Indian lentil soup).

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