Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji

If you're a fan of Indian cuisine, then you must have heard of Paneer Bhurji. This dish is a popular North Indian vegetarian dish that is made with crumbled paneer (Indian cottage cheese). It is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes. We will guide you through a step-by-step process to make the perfect Paneer Bhurji at home.
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Course: Indian Kitchen, Vegetarian Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 250kcal


  • 200 grams paneer, crumbled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
  • Add onions, green chilies, ginger paste, and garlic paste. Sauté till onions turn translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and sauté till they turn soft and mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add crumbled paneer and mix everything together.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Paneer Bhurji is ready to be served hot with roti or paratha.


  • Always use fresh paneer for the best taste and texture.
  • Make sure to crumble the paneer using your hands and not a food processor for the perfect texture.
  • You can adjust the spice levels according to your preference.
  • Adding a pinch of sugar to the dish helps balance the flavors.
  • Do not overcook the paneer as it can become rubbery.


Calories: 250kcal

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  1. 4 stars
    The use of turmeric, cumin, and coriander adds a depth of flavor and aroma to the dish, while the green chilies provide a subtle heat. The addition of peas and cilantro not only enhances the dish’s flavor but also adds a pop of color and nutrition.

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