Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Bhurji

Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) can be crumbled or can be grated and cooked in onions, tomatoes or any type of thick gravy to make a delicious Paneer Bhurji. Paneer Bhurji is one of the fastest breakfast recipes. You can make it in dinner time as well, considered as a side dish. Making this recipe is really a fun for me, as this is a quick, tasty and healthy recipe. Though it is a Punjabi Vegetable Recipe, but is famous every where around the world.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 200 gms Paneer
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies paste
  • 1 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp garam Masala Powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil

How to make Paneer Bhurji:

  1. Heat oil in a  pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  2. As the seeds and leaves crackle, add ginger-garlic and green chilli paste.
  3. Add chopped onion and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook untill the oil begin to separate and turn into thick gravy.
  5. Cook it on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  7. Add grated paneer and cook for 3 minutes on low flame.
  8. Let the paneer cook properly into the gravy and spices.
  9. Add garam masala powder and cook for a minute.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with chapati.

Chef Tips:

  1. Paneer can be grated with grater or can be mashed with the hands.
  2. Add little bit of water if required, normally paneer gets cooked in the water of onion and tomatoes.


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