Sunday, September 11, 2016



In most vegetarian houses in urban India, you will find that paneer (cottage cheese) is very popular. We make a wide variety of dishes using paneer which include starters, pulaos and side dishes. In today's dish - Paneer Methi Bhurjee- we have a tasty combination of paneer and methi (fenugreek leaves).

Today's dish is adapted from the YouTube video recipe for Paneer Methi Bhurjee from Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find another of his recipes: for the very popular Palak Paneer. I consider the talented Harpal Sokhi to be the most entertaining of all the Chefs who display their skills.

 I made the bhurjee more semi-solid than the porridge-like consistency suggested in the recipe. I also skipped adding the crushed roasted papads in the end.

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese), 200 gms
  • Methi ( Fresh Fenugreek Leaves) 1 bunch
  • Hing, (Asafoetida), 1 pinch
  • Jeera, (Cumin Seeds), 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies, broken, 2-3
  • Garlic, chopped, 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger, chopped, 1 tbsp.
  • Onion, large-sized, chopped, 1
  • Green Chillies, slit, 2
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp, or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi, (Dry Fenugreek Leaves Powder), 1 tsp + some for sprinkling at the end
  • Salt, to taste
  • Milk, 1/2 cup
  • Oil, 1 tbsp.


Grate the paneer and keep aside
Remove the methi leaves from their stalks. Wash thoroughly and keep aside without cutting or chopping them
Heat oil in a thick-bottomed kadhai  and when it gets hot, add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, and saute for a minute
Add chopped garlic and ginger. Mix well and saute till garlic is evenly browned
Add chopped onion and saute for 2 minutes
Next add the slit green chillies and saute for 1 more minute
Add methi leaves , mix well and saute for 4-5 minutes
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and kasoori methi powder. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes
Now add the grated paneer and mix well
Add milk, and stir the bhurjee and cook for a minute
Transfer into a serving dish and sprinkle a little kasoori methi powder
Serve hot

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