Broccoli and Paneer Sabji

Wondering about another dish that you can prepare with the nutritious Broccoli, which is simple yet exotic ??

Broccoli is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. It is high in Vitamin C, very nutritious and has anti-cancerous properties.
In order to preserve the nutrients and the benefits of this vegetable, it is recommended to steam or stir fry the vegetable rather than cooking it

The Paneer or Cottage cheese can be purchased from the local supermarkets or Indian grocery stores – where it can be cut into small cubes and used!
Paneer can also be prepared at home.
This is an awesome combination of colour, flavour, texture and taste of the wonderful broccoli and the paneer!!

Ingredients to serve 6 people

3-4 Cups Broccoli florets
20 small cube pieces of Paneer (cottage cheese)
3 Tbs Oil
1 Medium Sized Onion
1 Pinch of Turmeric Powder
1 Large Tomato
50-100 gms Tomato Paste
1-2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
2 Cloves Peeled Garlic (finely chopped)
1 Inch Piece Fresh Ginger (finely chopped or grated )
1-2 Tsp Garamasala Powder
1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
1-2 Tsp Salt

Broccoli and Cheese Sabji

Boroccoli and Paneer Sabji


Chop the onions and tomato really fine and keep aside
Heat the oil in the pan and add the turmeric powder
The chopped onion, ginger and garlic can be added immediately and fried till the onion is glassy and soft
Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and sauté for a couple of minutes
Add the broccoli and a quarter cup of water, cover with a lid
Cook on a low flame for 4-5 minutes
Now add the paneer, garamasala, red chilli powder and salt

Garnish it with chopped fresh coriander leaves

Note: It is optional to use 2 tablespoons of fresh cream in this recipe. Add the cream when you add the paneer.
This dish tastes delicious with Puris, Chapatis, Naans and Plain Rice.