This low-calorie, high-protein paneer bhurji is the brekkie of your dreams

Regular paneer bhurji is too passe! Give it a nutritious yet tasty spin with this easy recipe that is low in calorie and high in protein.
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This paneer bhurji delight is absolutely drool-worthy. Image courtesty: Shutterstock
Deeksha Sarin Published: 9 Jan 2020, 11:23 am IST
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During those rushed morning hours when we are often pressed for time, breakfast remains at the bottom of our priority list. You can’t deny that, can you?

Forget dishing out a lavish breakfast meal, preparing a basic bowl of oatmeal can get too taxing at times.

To save you from all this, we bring to you a stellar low-calorie yet high-protein recipe that can not only be prepared in a jiffy but is also a powerhouse of essential nutrients.

We’re talking about paneer bhurji. No, ladies. This bhurji isn’t like any regular bhurji out there.

Before you turn up your nose, let us tell you that it has got a perfect balance of taste and health and can be prepared with minimum hassle and maximum ease.

The addition of a few eclectic spices is sure to amp up the flavour game to a whole new level and tantalise your taste buds.

Don’t believe us? Check out this easy-peasy paneer bhurji recipe.

200 grams paneer, crumbled
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
A pinch of black pepper powder
1/2 cup green peas
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp schezwan sauce
1 tsp mustard oil
1 sprig coriander leaves

1. To begin with, heat a pan over medium flame and add mustard oil to it. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add green peas. Sauté the peas till they become slightly tender.
2. Now, add chopped tomato and onion to the pan along with black pepper and turmeric powder. Stir continuously and wait for the onions to turn translucent and pinkish in hue.
3. Now comes the delish part. Add schezwan sauce along with crumbled bits of paneer and mix it all evenly.
4. Bring the flame to low and simmer for one more minute. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and you’re good to go. Pair this bhurji with toasted bread and be ready for your growling tummy to thank you for this.

Also read: This creamy, grilled vegetable sandwich makes for a low-cal breakfast. Try it to believe it!

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Now dishing out brekkie will be an easy-peasy task for you. Hurray!
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Wondering what makes this bhurji stand out from your regular bhurji?
Skipping breakfast is an absolute no-no. It is important to realise that a wholesome and filling breakfast meal can not only pump you up for the day ahead but also boost your metabolism.

While paneer in itself is quite dense in protein, the addition of peas takes up the protein quotient of this dish even higher. As per USDA data, a 100 gram serving of these edible pods contains a whopping 5.36 grams of protein!

A protein-rich meal is sure to keep you satiated for a longer spell, further keeping those untimely hunger pangs at bay. Howzat?

Moreover, since this recipe is made with mustard oil instead of butter, it is also low in calories and rich in good fats. So it’s a win-win situation for ya ladies!

Will you give this yummilicious paneer bhurji recipe a try? Let us know in the comments below.

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An eccentric foodie and a die-hard falooda lover, Deeksha loves riding scooty in search of good street food! Being a full-grown adult, she is shamelessly addicted to stationary and all-things cutesy. Excellent in making spontaneous plans in town and abroad, she is perpetually bitten by the travel bug. ...Read More

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