Paneer Bhurji (Scrambled Indian Cottage Cheese)

Good afternoon,

My love for paneer (Indian cottage cheese) knows no bounds! Paneer is my favorite and I am glad that my kids like it as well but my husband doesn’t ! Somehow this time, I convinced him to taste bhurji and to my surprise, i noticed that he silently reached out for the bowl again! I knew instantly, without him uttering a word in my praise that this dish is a hit and next time no convincing is required!! (haha)

You can serve it in lunch or dinner as a side dish and the leftover bhurji can be used to make delicious sandwiches. You can use store bought paneer but I recommend using homemade paneer and as it does make a difference to the texture and taste of dish.

Good to know

Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is rich in protein & folate, helps regulate blood sugar and strengthens bones & teeth.

Makes 3-4 servings
Course : Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Difficulty level : Easy


250 gm Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, tightly chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4th tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder (I have used kashmiri mirch powder)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4th tsp garam masala
2 tsp refined oil
Salt to taste
A bunch of fresh coriander/cilantro leaves
Main Ingredients


1. Heat a pan, add 2 tsp oil, now add cumin seeds and let them turn brown & release earthy aroma!

2. Add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, saute till raw smell goes away (usually for 10-15 seconds on low flame)

3. Add finely chopped green chilli & chopped onion, saute till translucent.

4. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder & chopped tomato. Saute till the masala paste starts to leave oil.

5. Add Paneer (cottage cheese) and salt to taste. Mix well & cook for few minutes on slow flame. (Don’t overcook the paneer as it can become chewy)

6. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Paneer Bhurji

This also makes for a convenient to carry tiffin recipe, just pack it with roti or paratha.

Paneer Bhurji

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