Paneer Bhurji is an easy and popular Indian dish made with cottage cheese (paneer). It is nothing but scrambled paneer cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices. It is the vegetarian version of the famous Egg Bhurji or scrambled eggs.
About Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Bhurji is a delicious dish made with paneer. It is not only delicious but also nutritious as paneer is a good source of protein. It is a pretty simple recipe where paneer is crumbled and cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices. This is a basic paneer bhurji recipe. However it can be customized by adding vegetables like capsicum, sweet corn, carrots etc. I have earlier shared the recipe for paneer bhurji with capsicum and corn, the recipe for which is here.
Paneer Bhurji pairs well with bread, paav , chapatis or even as a side dish with your meals. It can be served as a topping on toasts making it a perfect breakfast / snack option. It can also be used as a filling for sandwiches. This is such a simple recipe that even a beginner in the kitchen can make this easily.
Paneer Bhurji is an excellent option for people following a low-carb or keto diet as it is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
List of ingredients to make Paneer Bhurji
Paneer : You can use store-bought paneer or it can be made easily at home. The recipe for making paneer is here.
Veggies & Herbs : Onion, Tomato, coriander leaves
Spices : green chillies, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala
Other ingredients : Oil, salt
Optional Ingredient : For a creamier texture, you may add a tbsp of curds or fresh cream to the paneer bhurji, once it is ready.
Step-wise recipe with pictures
Take 250 grams of cottage cheese (paneer)
Crumble the paneer using your fingers.
Chop onions, tomato and green chillies.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds.
When the seeds start crackling, add chopped onions.
Saute for a second. Add chopped chillies and tomatoes.
Saute on low heat. Add ginger garlic paste.
Saute till the onions and tomato turns soft and mushy and has lost their raw smell. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Add some water in case the mixture is dry.
Add crumbled paneer and mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve Paneer Bhurji with bread or paav or chapatis.
Paneer Bhurji |
- 250 grams paneer
- 2 medium sized onions
- 1 tomato
- 2 green chillies
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- salt to taste
- 2 to 3 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
- Firstly crumble the paneer using your fingers. Keep this aside.
- Chop onions, tomato, green chillies and keep aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.
- Add cumin seeds.
- When the seeds start crackling, add chopped onions.
- Saute for a second.
- Add chopped chillies and tomatoes.
- Saute on low heat.
- Add ginger garlic paste.
- Saute till the onions and tomato turn soft and mushy and has lost their raw smell.
- Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
- Add some water in case the mixture is dry.
- Add crumbled paneer and mix well.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve Paneer Bhurji with bread/ paav or chapatis.
More Paneer Recipes
Paneer Bhurji with Capsicum & Corn
Palak Paneer stir fry
Matar Paneer Masala
Paneer Ghee Roast
Besan methi with Paneer Sabzi
Chana Paneer Salad
Paneer Kathi Roll
Paneer Grilled Sandwich
Paneer Green Peas Paratha
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