Friday, July 29, 2011

Day Seven : Capsicum Paneer Bhurji with Coriander Paratha

For the finale i.e. Day Seven of the Blogging Marathon #7, brainchild of the lovely Srivalli , we have Capsicum Paneer Bhurji with Coriander Paratha..
That I love Paneer would be an understatement :)) So I am ever ready to eat it in all forms whether it is in salads or starters or sabjis or even paneer parathas...
Here is a quick and easy to make Paneer Bhurji in which I added Capsicum for color and crunchy taste..
We team Capsicum Paneer Bhurji with Coriander Paratha.. Colorful and yummy combination....

 Capsicum Paneer Bhurji :

Ingredients :
Paneer - 1/4 kg
Onions - 3
Tomatoes - 2
Capsicum - 1 /2
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 7/8 cloves
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt  - as per individual taste and preferance
Sugar - pinch
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida (hing)- pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Godha masala - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1  

Method :
Wash and finely grate the paneer.
Finely chop the onions and tomatoes in small pieces.
Chop capsicum and garlic into small pieces.
Grate ginger finely.
Grind ginger and garlic into a fine paste in a mixer.
In a heavy bottom pan (kadhai) heat oil.
When oil gets heated, add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
Then add cumin seeds and hing.
Add ginger garlic paste and stir fry.
Add onions and stir fry continously.
When onions turn translucent, add turmeric powder.
After onions are cooked add tomatoes and capsicum.
Stir fry continously and add goda masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
Cook on medium heat till tomatoes are done.Then add salt and pinch of sugar.
Stir fry continously for 5-10 minutes.
Capsicum Paneer Bhurji is ready to be served.

Tips : Use fresh paneer.
If using frozen paneer, thraw it first and then grate it. Do not mash it.
If you want bhurji to be slightly spicy, grind green chillies with ginger and garlic to make fine paste.
Cook on medium flame and stir continously otherwise the bhurji will burn or stick to the pan.
Do not cover with lid. Water should not be added as tomatoes tend to make it liquidy.

Coriander Paratha :
Whole wheat flour / gehun ka atta - 2 cups
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Method :
Mix atta with oil and salt.
Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder to the atta.
Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
Add water and knead into fine dough.
Make small pedas (balls) and roll the ball into full moon shape.
Roast the paratha on tava/girdle on both sides.
Grease with oil or ghee as per taste.

Tip : After washing coriander leaves, let them dry a bit and then add into atta.
Amount of water should be decided after coriander leaves are mixed into the atta.
This paratha is made similiar to Methi Theplas(Gujarati dish)

Enjoy the colorful and yummy combination of Capsicum Paneer Bhurji with Coriander Paratha....

For the benefit of readers joining late, these are the dishes I cooked during the Blogging Marathon#7 :
Day One : Aloo Paratha with Spring Onion Salad
Day Two :  Snake Gourd Paratha with Metkoot
Day Three : Spicy Yam Sabji with Roti
Day Four : Chole Masala with Paratha
Day Five:  Mushroom Masala with Jeera Rice
Day Six :  Kadhi Khichadi
Do catch up on what the rest of the marathon bloggers are upto....


jayasree said...

Delicious combo..Coriander paratha is interesting

harini-jaya said...

very nice..

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Yummy paratha and the side dish is more delicious!!!Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog

Suma Gandlur said...

Love the colorful combo!

Archana Vivek said...

Delicious combo and looks so soft.


Paneer burji with capsicum!..amazing ..i luv paneer burji ..will try with capsicum 2!!

Neha said...

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Nirmala's kitchen said...

Interesting combo!!!Looks yummy!!!

Srivalli said...

Very interesting combo! I don't think there will be many who dislike paneer..

Pavani said...

Coriander paratha sounds delicious. With the side of paneer-capsicum it must have tasted awesome.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Vitamin and calcium packed paratha! So tempting!

The knife said...

paneer burjee is always a great idea :)

Apani Rasoi said...

Very Nice Blog.
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