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paneer bhurji recipe

paneer bhurji is a medley of onions, tomatoes, spices with cottage cheese.

4.61 from 33 votes
total time:
20minutes

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.

paneer bhurji, paneer bhurji recipe

the whole dish is sauted onions-tomatoes with spices to which the crumbled paneer is added. its a quick recipe which does not take much time to prepare. best to have paneer bhurji hot with some bread or rolls or pav/indian bread, rotis or parathas and a cup of hot tea. paneer bhurji can also be served as a side dish. i have also shared paneer bhurji gravy 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).

whenever i make any paneer dish at home then i prefer to make paneer at home rather than buying it from outside. here is the recipe link sharing the method of how to make paneer at home.

few other quick paneer recipes on the blog are:

paneer bhurji recipe
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paneer bhurji

paneer bhurji is a medley of onions, tomatoes, spices with cottage cheese.
course breakfasts
cuisine north indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 3
rough calories per serving 292 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 200 grams paneer, crumbled (cottage cheese)
  • 1 medium sized onion (pyaaz) finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes (tamatar) finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chillies (hari mirch) 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 (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil, ghee, butter or white butter
  • salt as required
  • a few coriander leaves (dhania patta) for garnishing, optional

how to make paneer bhurji

preparation for paneer bhurji

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

  2. chop the onions, tomatoes and green chillies. keep aside.

  3. crush the ginger garlic in a mortar pestle and keep aside.

  4. also remove the spice powders and keep aside.

making paneer bhurji

  1. heat oil or ghee or butter in a pan.
  2. 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.
  3. saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic goes away.
  4. then add tomatoes and cook till they become soft. you can add a pinch of salt so that the tomatoes get cooked faster.
  5. now add all the dry spice powders - turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala powder.
  6. stir the spice powders.
  7. then, add the crumbled paneer and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. don't cook the paneer for a long time as they harden and loose their softness.
  9. lastly add chopped coriander leaves to paneer bhurji and mix.
  10. serve paneer bhurji hot with bread toast. you can also serve paneer bhurji with rotis, plain parathas or as a side dish.

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how to make paneer bhurji recipe

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 paneer bhurji with rotis, plain parathas or as a side dish.

paneer bhurji recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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    • Thanks Uma

  3. i am a beginner at cooking.. i have followed many of your recipes and this one i cooked recently. all of them have turned out to be amazing. you are doing a great job.. thanks a lot! 🙂

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  4. Can we add capsicum to this recipe of Paneer Bhurji?Will it taste good?Please tell me asap.Thanks!

    • you can add capsicum. it will taste good.

  5. Really very nice recipe.
    I am a beginner and this dish turned out to be very delicious.thankyou.

    • Welcome Eleena. Nice to know this.

  6. I am new to cooking. Could you please suggest salt quantity.

    • for most recipes for 3 to 4 servings, you can easily add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt and this depends on the type of dish, eg dry or gravy/curry. start with adding 1/4th teaspoon salt and mix well. check the taste and then add 1/3rd to 1/4th teaspoon more of the salt. stir well and check again. this way you can add salt little by little.

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