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Paneer Bhurji & Paneer Bhurji Pie Or Pillow

For the paneer bhurji
  Oil 3 Tablespoon, divided
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Onions 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped finely
  Red bell peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped finely
  Green bell peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped finely
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cashews 2 Tablespoon, broken
  Paneer 500 Gram, crumbled
  Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
  Shahi paneer garam masala/Punjabi masala 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Fresh cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped finely
For the paneer bhurji pie
  Pie crust 1 Medium

To prepare the paneer bhurji:
1. Heat a pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida (hing), and finely chopped onions. Stir and let the onions cook until tender. Keep the stove heat at low while cooking the onions.
2. Add the red and the green bell peppers, ginger, garlic and the green chili paste. Stir for a couple of minutes.
3. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and the broken cashews. Stir well.
4. Push the vegetables to the sides of the pan and make a well-like space in the center of the pan. Add a little bit of oil and add the crumbled paneer and cook for a few minutes until lightly brown in color.
5. Mix everything together gently and add the chopped tomatoes. Stir and let the tomatoes cook along with all the other vegetables.
6. Add the shahi paneer garam masala and salt to taste. Stir well.
7. Finally add the finely chopped fresh cilantro, stir and turn off the stove.

8. Serve the paneer bhurji with rice, roti, naan or paratha.

To prepare the paneer bhurji pie or pillow:
1. Preheat the oven/oven toaster at 400 F.

2. Take a pie crust and cut shapes as per your choice using a cutting mold.
3. Lay the cut pie crusts on the table and put the left over paneer bhurji filling in the center and cover it with another piece of cut pie crust. Seal the edges of the filled crusts well. Using a fork make a pattern on the edges, this would help sealing the edges better.
4. Bake in the oven toaster for about 5 to 8 minutes and the paneer bhurji pies are crispy and ready to serve.

5. Serve the crispy paneer bhurji pie hot as a snack.

Paneer bhurji triangles can also be made by putting the filling in the center of left over rotis and toasted on a pan with butter.

Things You Will Need
To prepare the paneer bhurji pie:
1. Cutting mold - to cut the pie crust

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Are you fond of eating paneer? If so then, do try this tasty recipe. Chef Bhavna makes this delicious dish in the video. It is called paneer bhurji in India. It's easy to make is very delicious. You can serve it with hot roti. Do try out this recipe and don't forget to watch the video.

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