Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Scrambled Cottage Cheese : Paneer Bhurji

It won't be an exaggeration to say that the varieties of food across the world is beyond infinity! But everywhere, the key to please someone's taste budz is entirely dependent on 'the love with which one cooks' and 'how to make cooking simpler' (exceptions are always a rule).

One such dish that you can make in a jiffy yet satisfy many taste budz is "Scrambled Cottage Cheese" a.k.a Paneer Bhurji.

** Cottage cheese is commonly available these days. If not, you can make this at home from curdled milk (or by adding lemon to boiled milk it can be curdled). Just filter it to squeeze out all water, tie it tightly in a cloth or in a big tea filter and allow it to rest. Ensure all water is squeezed before you use it.


  • Fresh Cottage Cheese (Paneer): 1 cup [** See the note above the picture]
  • Onion : 1 medium sized chopped
  • Green Chillies: 2-3 chopped
  • Chillie powder : 1 tspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tspn
  • Salt : to taste
  • Oil : 1-2 tspn (less oil)
  • In a kadai, add oil. As it warms up, add Chillies & Onion. Fry till golden brown
  • To this add turmeric powder and chillie powder (You can add pepper powder as well)
  • Add the cottage cheese and shred it well while mixing it. Add salt to taste. Should be cooked in 2-3 mts (max 5 mts)
  • Dress it with Coriander leaves or Kasoori methi (dried Methi Leaves)
  • Remove from fire and serve hot
You can have this as a starter or as a side dish with hot rotis. Similarly, we can prepare Scrambled Eggs. 

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