Paneer Bhurji recipe


Paneer bhurji is one of those simple and easy and quick recipes that taste incredibly delicious. 20 minutes paneer bhurji recipe of scrambled Indian cottage cheese with onion, tomatoes, and spices. Tastes best with paratha, roti or any other flatbread.

And then there are many more other ways you can enjoy this quick paneer recipe.

paneer bhurji recipe

Now from the past few weeks, I am sharing my Mom’s quick and easy recipes. This Paneer bhurji is a delicious North Indian breakfast dish that she makes with crumbled paneer and along with her masala paratha, this makes a mouthwatering delicious breakfast.

Recently I have shared this Aloo Pyaaz sabzi, tamatar ki chutney and previously many more. The best thing about these simple recipes is you can make them in 20 minutes or so. You do not need too many complicated ingredients to cook these delicious dishes and these are perfect Indian recipes for beginners.

So if you have recently started cooking, or are a bachelor, newly married couple these easy recipes are perfect to start cooking. If I talk about myself, these recipes are an easy side dish that I like to add in my weekly Indian meal plans.

Bhurji In Indian cuisine means scramble. There are many bhurji recipes, the most popular ones being Soya bhurji, tofu bhurji, egg bhurji if you love eggs and this ever-popular paneer bhurji or Cottage cheese scramble.

paneer bhurji - cottage cheese scramble

Paneer Bhurji Ingredients

Paneer Aka Indian Cottage Cheese – I can never say this enough that homemade paneer is the best. But when you can not make it or you are in a hurry go for store-bought paneer.
Spices – Very basic spices, cumin, turmeric, salt, red chilli powder.
Fresh – onion, green chilli, ginger (optional) coriander leaves.
Oil– Any neutral-tasting oil I used canola oil.

How to Make Paneer Bhurji – Step by Step

To make bhurji, paneer is sautéed with onion and spices. In this recipe I like to keep it simple and basic, I made this dry paneer bhurji without tomatoes. If you like a super spicy semi-dry paneer bhurji gravy recipe or Amritsari Paneer bhurji is perfect paneer recipe to try. 

paneer bhurji recipe step by step

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When cumin starts to crackle add chopped onions and saute them. [photo 1,2]

After onions are light brown add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste. Mix everything well. [photo 3]

Add crumbled paneer/ cottage cheese in it. Mix the ingredients cover with a lid for 3-4 minutes. [photo 4,5,6]

paneer bhurji recipe step by step pictures

Take off the lid after 3-4 minutes and then add chopped coriander in it. Mix everything well and serve hot. [photo 1,2]

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Recipe Notes and Tips

Best Paneer for making paneer bhurji is moist and soft homemade paneer. Always try to use fresh paneer for the best taste.

Variations of Paneer Bhurji

  • You can add different spice mixes like Pav bhaji masala or kitchen king masala to add a delicious flavour in paneer bhurji.
  • You can add quick-cooking veggies like green peas, capsicum, shredded cabbage, or chopped spinach in bhurji to bulk it up and add more nutrition. It makes it even more wholesome and filling.
  • If you like paneer bhurji with onion tomato masala try this semi-dry Paneer bhurji gravy.
  • If you like typical Amritsari version of the paneer dish try Amritsari Paneer Bhurji.

Serving Suggestions for Paneer Bhurji

tomato chutney for breakfastFirst thing first, after transferring in the bowl, add a squeeze of lime and chopped green chillis or coriander. Now you can do a couple of things.

  • It is best to have paneer bhurji with paratha, roti, phulka dal paratha or Masala paratha.
  • You can use this as a stuffing for making stuffed paneer sandwich.
    Serve it on toasted bread as an open sandwich.
  • Serve paneer bhurji and tomato chutney with buttered and toasted Pav for a heavenly breakfast.
  • Place it on a laccha paratha, top it with sliced onions, coriander and roll it up to make Kathi style roll or bhurji Frankie.

All of these above serving suggestions are great for packed office lunch as well.

More Such Easy Recipes

Paneer Kabab

Paneer Paratha Recipe 

Kadai Paneer Recipe

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Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer bhurji is an easy and quick paneer dish of scrambled Indian cottage cheese with onion, tomatoes, and spices. to serve with paratha, roti or any other flatbreads or toast.
Course Breakfast, curry, Side Dish
Cuisine indian cuisine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 226kcal
Author Rekha Kakkar

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Onions chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 250 grams Paneer Indian cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When cumin starts to crackle add chopped onions.
  • Saute the onions till they are lightly browned then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to taste. Mix everything well.
  • Roast the spices well with the onions for 1 minute.
  • When the spices are well roasted then add crumbled paneer/ cottage cheese in it. Mix the ingredients well till the paneer is well coated with the spices.
  • Cover with a lid for 3-4 minutes.
  • Take off the lid after 3-4 minutes and then add chopped coriander in it. Mix everything well and serve hot.

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Notes

  • You can add different spice mixes like Pav bhaji masala or kitchen king masala to add a delicious flavour in paneer bhurji.
  • You can add quick-cooking veggies like green peas, capsicum, shredded cabbage, or chopped spinach in bhurji to bulk it up and add more nutrition. It makes it even more wholesome and filling.
  • If you like paneer bhurji with onion tomato masala try this semi-dry Paneer bhurji gravy.
  • If you like typical Amritsari version of the paneer dish try Amritsari Paneer Bhurji.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg

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