matar paneer bhurji recipe, how to make matar paneer bhurji recipe

matar paneer bhurji recipe

matar paneer bhurji recipe with step by step photosmatar paneer bhurji, paneer bhurji  and egg bhurji are popular breakfast recipes in the northern parts of india.

in hindi the word ‘bhurji’ means scrambled. so matar paneer bhurji is a spicy blend of scrambled cottage cheese with onions, green chilies, tomatoes and indian spices. paneer bhurji is usually had with bread or even parathas & chapatis. along with the essential ingredients like onions, green chilies and tomatoes, sometimes peas are also added to the scrambled paneer while making paneer bhurji.

matar paneer bhurji recipe is a simple and easy breakfast recipe. along with the goodness of cottage cheese (paneer) you also have the nutritiousness of peas (matar).

ff using fresh matar (peas), then boil the mutter and set it aside to make the paneer. if using frozen matar, then cook it for 10-12 mins along with the masala and then add the paneer. i used frozen peas, so I did not cook them first.

alternatively, if you plan to make this recipe for breakfast, you could boil the mutter (both fresh/frozen) the night before and refrigerate them to be used in the morning.

lets start step by step matar paneer bhurji recipe:

1. heat ghee in a pan. add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

heat oil to make matar paneer bhurji

2. now add the onions.

add onions - making mater paneer bhurji

3. saute the onions till light golden or golden.

saute onions - making mater paneer bhurji

4. add the ginger garlic paste and saute till their aroma passes away.

add ginger - making matar paneer bhurji

5. add chopped tomatoes.

fry tomatoes to make mater panee bhurji

6. saute the tomatoes till the they become mushy and you can see the fat leaving the sides.

add spices - making mutter paneer bhurji

7. add the turmeric powder and red chili powder. stir.

add spices - making matar paneer bhurji recipe

8. now add the fresh or frozen matar/peas and stir. frozen peas will take less time to cook than fresh peas.

add matar or peas

9. add 1 to 1.5 cups water. also add salt.

cook matar or peas

10. cover the pan with the lid and cook the matar/peas on a medium flame for 10-12 minutes.

cooking matar

11. check in between to see if the water has dried up or not. add more water if required.

add water to make matar bhurji recipe

13. crumble the paneer/cottage cheese in the meantime. once the matar are cooked well and the water has dried up, add the crumbled paneer.

crumble paneer or cottage cheese

14. stir for 1-2 minutes or till the paneer gets cooked. also add slit green chilies.

making matar paneer bhurji recipe

15. add the kasuri methi and garam masala.

add salt to matar paneer bhurji recipe

16. give a stir.

matar paneer bhurji recipe

 garnish with coriander leaves, ginger julienne and serve matar paneer bhurji hot with rotis or plain paratha or bread.

matar paneer bhurji

you might also like to check these paneer recipes: paneer tikkamalai koftapalak paneerkadai paneer recipepaneer butter masala and indo chinese chilli paneer.

matar paneer bhurji recipe below:

5.0 from 1 reviews
matar paneer bhurji recipe
 
PREP TIME
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME
 
matar paneer bhurji - spicy blend of scrambled cottage cheese with onions, green chilies, tomatoes and indian spices.
AUTHOR:
RECIPE TYPE: breakfast
CUISINE: indian
SERVES: 3-4
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 200 gms paneer
  • 100 gms peas or ½ cup peas
  • 2 small to medium tomatoes, finely chopped or 80 to 90 gms tomatoes
  • 1 small to medium onion or 50 gms onion, about ⅓ one third cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 to 3 garlic & ½ inch ginger, crushed into a paste in mortar-pestle
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, slit or chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves
  • ½ inch ginger/adrak, julienned
  • ½ tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil or 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • salt as required
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. heat ghee in a pan. add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. now add the onions. fry the onions till light golden or golden.
  3. add the ginger garlic paste and saute till their aroma passes away. add chopped tomatoes.
  4. saute the tomatoes till the they become mushy and you can see the fat leaving the sides.
  5. add all the turmeric powder and red chili powder. stir.
  6. now add the fresh or frozen matar/peas.
  7. add 1 to 1.5 cups water. also add salt.
  8. cover the pan with the lid and cook the matar/peas on a medium flame for 10-12 minutes. frozen peas will take less time to cook as compared with fresh peas.
  9. check in between to see if the water has dried up or not. add more water if required.
  10. crumble the paneer/cottage cheese in the meantime.
  11. once the matar are cooked through and the water has dried up, add the crumbled paneer.
  12. stir for 1-2 minutes or till the paneer gets cooked. also add slit green chilies.
  13. add the kasuri methi and garam masala. garnish with coriander leaves & ginger julienne.
  14. serve matar paneer bhurji hot with chapatis, parathas or bread.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
SERVING SIZE: 3




{ 10 Responses }

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    RATE THIS RECIPE:  

  1. Hemanth says

    Tried this today. As always, no surprise that this too was a 5-STAR dish. So very simple to do but the taste is that much more amazing. All credit to you Dassana. Realised that I did’nt have tomatoes, so i used ketchup, and still it came out well. I’m sure if I had followed your recipe word to word, it would have turned out even better ! ! !

  2. sandhya says

    Hi,
    This is so easy to make. It turned out so well. I did not have coriander powder,so I left it out. Plus I did not add red mirchi powder. It was yum with Roti as well as Rice. Peas were also left out.

  3. Elle says

    One more great recipe…. Although the trick is patience for the peas to cook but once they are soft and mushy this recipe a treat for paneer lovers…keep up the great work the god is in details…. And u have nailed it….. Keep them coming…. Thanks a ton…