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Methi Matar Paneer Bhurji - featuring seasonal winter veggies, this paneer bhurji is a quick and easy weeknight go-to! Enjoy it with some naan or paratha to savour the fresh methi and peas and this is sure to be a family favorite!

Methi Matar Paneer Bhurji

Methi Matar Paneer Bhurji - featuring seasonal winter veggies, this paneer bhurji is a quick and easy weeknight go-to! Enjoy it with some naan or paratha to savour the fresh methi and peas and this is sure to be a family favorite!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Custom Category Dinner, Indian Main Course, Lunch, Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 297 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup paneer , crumbled (or fresh cottage cheese)
  • 1 cup methi (fenugreek leaves) , lightly packed
  • 2 small onions , finely chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell peppers , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup peas , fresh (boiled) or frozen
  • 2 tbsp cilantro , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp yogurt , beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk , or as needed
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp ghee , or oil
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp green chilies , finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger , minced
  • 2 tsp garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt , to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pan on medium flame add ghee, dried red chilies and cumin seeds. When they start crackling, add in ginger, garlic and green chilies and let them sauté for 1 minute.

  2. Then, add onions and sauté for 2 minutes until they are translucent.

  3. Now, add in tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and kasoori methi, and saute for 2 minutes.

  4. Add 2-3 tbsp water and cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat until the tomatoes are soft.

  5. Add in the methi leaves and cilantro and sauté for 2 minutes.

  6. Then, add in the green bell peppers, peas, and yogurt, and sauté for 2 minutes.

  7. Now, add in the crumbled paneer (or cottage cheese) and mix in gently.

  8. Slowly add in milk (as needed) and mix until well combined and you get a velvety consistency.

  9. Mix in the salt and garam masala and cook for 2 minutes. Switch off the gas.

  10. Your Methi Matar Paneer Bhurji is ready. Garnish with microgreens and cilantro and enjoy it fresh with some paratha or naan bread!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Methi Matar Paneer Bhurji tastes the best when enjoyed fresh.
  • The vegtables should be crunchy, don't overcook them.
Nutrition Facts
Methi Matar Paneer Bhurji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1014IU20%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 557mg56%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.