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palak paneer bhurji recipe, how to make palak paneer bhurji recipe

palak paneer bhurji recipe with step by step photos – a healthy variation to the regular paneer bhurji recipe.

palak paneer is one of our favorite curries to go with rotis or rice. usually i just make a simple version of paneer bhurji. so thought why not give a twist to the recipe and add some spinach leaves. the bhurji tasted good and went very well with chapatis.

i made this palak paneer recipe in the similar way i prepare paneer bhurji. i have added tomatoes in the recipe as there is some moisture due to the tomatoes and the bhurji is not very dry. if you want you can skip tomatoes. instead of paneer, you can use tofu. you can also have at look at this palak paneer kathi rolls recipe.

you can serve palak paneer bhurji with chapatis or parathas or bread. drizzle some lemon juice before serving bhurji as it enhances the taste of bhurji.

if you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check tawa paneer masala, paneer bhurji sandwich, matar paneer, paneer kathi roll and restaurant style palak paneer recipe.

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palak paneer bhurji recipe
prep time
20 mins
cook time
25 mins
total time
45 mins
 

palak paneer bhurji recipe - tasty bhurji as a side dish to go with chapatis.

course: Breakfast, snacks
cuisine: north indian, Punjabi
servings: 2 to 3
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 1 small tej patta
  • 65 grams onions or 1 medium sized onion or ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 143 grams tomatoes or 2 medium sized tomatoes or ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 130 grams fresh spinach or 2 cups chopped spinach/palak
  • 200 grams paneer, crumbled cottage cheese
  • salt as required
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish
how to make recipe
preparation for palak paneer bhurji recipe:
  1. rinse 130 grams spinach leaves very well in water. then chop them. you will need 2 cups of chopped spinach. 

  2. also chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 or 2 green chilies. keep aside.

  3. crumble 200 grams paneer and keep aside.
making palak paneer bhurji:
  1. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon jeera and 1 small tej patta. saute till the cumin crackles. instead of oil, you can also use butter or ghee.
  2. now add ½ cup finely chopped onions.
  3. stir and saute onions on a low to medium flame.
  4. saute till the onions turn a light brown.
  5. add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
  6. then add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped.
  7. mix well and saute the tomatoes on a low to medium flame.
  8. saute till the tomatoes soften and become mushy.
  9. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chilli powder. mix well.
  10. add the chopped spinach leaves.
  11. mix the spinach leaves very well with the onion tomato masala.
  12. cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame simmer till the spinach leaves wilt.
  13. do check a couple of times when the spinach is cooking
  14. once the spinach is cooked, you will see some water/gravy in the pan.
  15. on a low to medium flame, cook till all the water evaporates.
  16. then add the crumbled paneer. also add salt.
  17. add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.
  18. mix very well and saute for 1 to 2 minutes on a low flame till the paneer is cooked. do not cook too much as then the paneer will get dense.
  19. serve palak paneer bhurji garnished with some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves. 

  20. also drizzle some lemon juice before serving or you can keep it aside. but do not forget lemon juice as the palak paneer bhurji tastes very good with a dash of lemon juice added on top of it. serve with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. also goes very well with bread.

recipe notes
  • spices can be added less or more as per your taste preferences.
  • tofu can be used instead of paneer.


how to make palak paneer bhurji recipe:

1. rinse 130 grams spinach leaves very well in water. then chop them. you will need 2 cups of chopped spinach. also chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 or 2 green chilies. keep aside.

2. crumble 200 grams paneer and keep aside.

3. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon jeera and 1 small tej patta. saute till the cumin crackles. instead of oil, you can also use butter or ghee.

4. now add ½ cup finely chopped onions.

5. stir and saute onions on a low to medium flame.

6. saute till the onions turn a light brown.

7. add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

8. then add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped.

9. mix well and saute the tomatoes on a low to medium flame.

10. saute till the tomatoes soften and become mushy.

11. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chilli powder. mix well.

12. add the chopped spinach leaves.

13. mix the spinach leaves very well with the onion tomato masala.

14. cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame simmer till the spinach leaves wilt.

15. do check  a couple of times when the spinach is cooking.

16. once the spinach is cooked, you will see some water/gravy in the pan.

17. on a low to medium flame, cook till all the water evaporates.

18. then add the crumbled paneer. also add salt.

19. add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

20. mix very well and saute for 1 to 2 minutes on a low flame till the paneer is cooked. do not cook too much as then the paneer will get dense.

21. serve palak paneer bhurji garnished with some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves. also drizzle some lemon juice before serving or you can keep it aside. but do not forget lemon juice as the palak paneer bhurji tastes very good with a dash of lemon juice added on top of it. serve palak paneer bhurji with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. also goes very well with bread.




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This post was last modified on July 2, 2017, 8:14 pm

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