paneer bhurji recipe
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Paneer Bhurji

paneer bhurji is a medley of onions, tomatoes, spices with cottage cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: breakfasts
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 0.6mg