How to make Tofu and Paneer Bhurji -

Paneer and tofu seem quite similar, but are two very different items. They're combined into one in this spectacular bhurji, its tantalising taste and aroma invites you to try it

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tofu (bean curd), Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Tofu and Paneer Bhurji

Tofu and Paneer Bhurji Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tofu and Paneer Bhurji Recipe

  • Tofu (bean curd) , grated 200 grams

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) , grated 200 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion , finely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Tomato , fienly chopped 1 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till onion turns a light golden

Step 2

Add tomato, mix and sauté till soft. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add 3-4 tablespoons water, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cottage cheese and tofu, mix and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add salt, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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