paneer bhurji

Paneer bhurji recipe With step by step photos. Paneer bhurji Is a popular and delicious North Indian breakfast recipe made from crumbled paneer. Bhurji means scrambled. so in this dish, the paneer aka cottage cheese is scrambled.

The whole dish is sauteed onions-tomatoes with spices to which the crumbled paneer is added. It is a quick recipe which does not take much time to prepare. Whenever I make any paneer dish at home then I prefer to make paneer at home rather than buying it from outside. Homemade paneer is always better,

paneer bhurji, paneer bhurji recipe

Most bhurji recipes are quick to make and ideal for breakfast. In north India they are often had with rotis or phulkas. Egg bhurji and paneer bhurji are quite popular and served in most North Indian dhabas (road side eateries).

Best to have paneer bhurji hot with some bread or rolls or pav/Indian bread, rotis or parathas and a cup of hot tea. It can also be served as a side dish. I have also shared Paneer bhurji gravy.

How to make paneer bhurji

1. Crumble the paneer (cottage cheese) and keep aside.

paneer, cottage cheese

2. heat oil or ghee or butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and crackle them.

heat oil to make paneer bhurji

3. Then add onions.

add onions - making paneer bhurji recipe

4. when the onions become translucent, add chopped ginger-garlic paste and chili. saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

add ginger - making paneer bhurji recipe

5. then add tomatoes.

tomatoes - making paneer bhurji recipe

6. Cook tomatoes till they become soft. You can add also add a pinch of salt so that the tomatoes get cooked faster.

spices - preparing paneer bhurji recipe

7. now add all the spice powders. Stir and mix well.

spices to make paneer bhurji recipe

8. finally, add the crumbled paneer. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes

add paneer, add cottage cheese

9. don’t cook the paneer for a long time as they harden and loose their softness. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves to paneer bhurji and mix.

add coriander leaves to paneer bhurji recipe

10. Serve paneer bhurji with bread toast. You can also serve it with rotis, plain parathas or as a side dish.

paneer bhurji recipe

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Paneer Bhurji

4.87 from 46 votes
Paneer bhurji is a medley of onions, tomatoes, spices with cottage cheese.
paneer bhurji recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 200 grams paneer, crumbled (cottage cheese)
  • 1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes - finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chillies - finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 small garlic cloves + ½ inch ginger made to a paste in mortar-pestle or 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil, ghee, butter or white butter
  • salt as required
  • a few coriander leaves (cilantro leaves) for garnishing, optional



  • Crumble the paneer (cottage cheese) and keep aside
  • Chop the onions, tomatoes and green chillies. Keep aside.
  • Crush the ginger garlic in a mortar pestle and keep aside.
  • Also remove the spice powders and keep aside.

making paneer bhurji

  • Heat oil or ghee or butter in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds first if you are using them. Once they get browned, add onions. When the onions become translucent, add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chilies.
  • Saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic goes away.
  • Then add tomatoes and cook till they become soft. You can add a pinch of salt so that the tomatoes get cooked faster.
  • Now add all the dry spice powders - turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala powder.
  • Stir the spice powders.
  • Then, add the crumbled paneer and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Don't cook the paneer for a long time as they harden and loose their softness.
  • Lastly add chopped coriander leaves and mix.
  • Serve paneer bhurji hot with bread toast. You can also serve it with rotis, plain parathas or as a side dish.

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Paneer Bhurji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 854mg37%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 337mg34%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Thank you for the recipe. I tried it and it turned out wonderful. In the end I added some cream to reduce the spicyness and it tasted great.5 stars

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