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Paneer Khurchan Recipe

Paneer Khurchan
How to make Paneer Khurchan

Vegetarian's delight! Paneer khurchan is a delicious North Indian recipe that would make an excellent dish for lunch or dinner. This recipe is very easy to make, making it our go-to recipe for special occasions and parties.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Paneer Khurchan

  • 250 gms Paneer
  • 100 gram Onion (sliced)
  • 150 gram Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Capsicum (chopped)
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/5 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cream

How to Make Paneer Khurchan

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Heat oil in medium to large iron tawa. Don't use non-stick pan. Add the sliced onions and saute them till they turn translucent.
Then add the capsicum cubes and chopped tomatoes. Keep on sauteing and stirring them for about about 7 to 8 minutes on a low flame.
The tomatoes need to get softened and the capsicum just about cooked. Then add the spice powders – turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, a generous pinch of asafoetida and salt.
Stir the spice powders very well with the sauteed onion tomato capsicum mixture. Add the slit green chilies and ginger julienne. Stir again.
Then add the paneer strips. Stir very well and increase the flame to high. Paneer will leave moisture once you mix them with the rest of the masala base.
With a spatula, align and place each paneer strip touching the tawa, so that they are cooked evenly as well as get bit golden from the base.
Cook for a minute and then scrape the paneer strips from the base. Reduce the flame if everything starts to get brown quickly. Turnover and let the other side get browned a bit.
Again, scrape and stir. Keep on scraping if you see the paneer or onion-tomato bits on the tawa. A note is not to cook too much as then the paneer would harden. The scraping as well as flipping has to be done quickly.
Lastly add cream. Switch off the flame and stir very well again.
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