Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Paneer Bhaaji / Cheese Stir Fry.

My son simply loves paneer. Every time I make this recipe he will say "mom did u make cheese bhaaji". He calls paneer as cheese, which technically speaking is right.
I do make paneer pulao, paneer makhni, palak paneer, etc, but my son loves this simple paneer bhaaji the most. So this bhaaji is a regular fare at our house.

2 cups diced paneer(cheese),
1/2 medium onion , diced,
1/2 cup diced bell pepper,
2 tsp oil,
1/2 tsp mustard seeds,
1/2 tsp cumin seeds,
1-2 tsp garam masala,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
salt to taste,
2 tsp dry kasoori methi leaves, crushed,fenugreek leaves),
1 tbsp lemon juice.
Coriander leaves to garnish.


Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
Add the mustard and cumin seeds and when they splutter add the onions.
Cook till onions are translucent.
Next add the bell pepper, garam masala, turmeric, salt and mix well.
Add the chopped paneer and mix till everything is coated well with the spices.
Finally add the crushed methi leaves and lemon juice, mix, cover and keep for few minutes on slow fire.
Turn off heat and add chopped coriander leaves for garnish.

Add any colored bell pepper.
Add red chilly powder to make more spicy.

This post is off to JFI-Paneer hosted by Trupti, an event started by Indira of Mahanandi.


  1. so simple and so delicious..good one..

  2. anything with paneer in it peaks my interest!
    send this recipe along, if you wish to JFI-Paneer at my blog. thanks!

    the spice who loved me

  3. Thanks Sowmya and Trupti,
    I will surely send it for the JFI-Paneer.

  4. Looks Quick and Simple, I love such recipes

  5. Hi Medhaa,
    I like making fuss-free,quick and simple recipes too.