Paneer Bhurji is a vegetarian version of the popular scrambled eggs recipe. One of the most simplest dishes to make, it is a popular, delicious and easy to make breakfast dish across India. Make it a meal on its own or have it as a side with Roti or Paratha, this is a fail safe dish any time. Paneer is an excellent source of calcium, proteins and essential fats and along with the vegetables, makes it a wholly nutritious meal in itself. If you are on a low carb, keto or a paleo diet, this is an excellent dish to have multiple times in a week.
I usually make it using home-made paneer. Left over or old milk is curdled with a bit of lemon juice, strained using a muslin cloth and hung out to drain. The resultant product is a crumbly, cheesy and soft version of paneer, perfect for making the bhurji.
A few people prefer the version of bhurji that doesn’t have much gravy like texture whilst a few others like it to be slightly runny. The choice of vegetables is completely open ended with variations ranging from capsicum & peas to anything as exotic as broccoli. Paneer Bhurji is such a versatile dish that it can even be used as a stuffing for dosas and parathas.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Ingredients for Paneer Bhurji
- 200 g Paneer
- 1 Onion medium, finely chopped
- 1 Tomato medium, finely chopped
- 1 Capsicum small, finely chopped
- 1 Coriander Leaves finely chopped
- 1 Oil
- 1/4 Cumin Seeds
- 1/4 Red Chilli Powder
- 3/4 Coriander Powder
- a pinch Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 Garam Masala Powder
- as per taste Salt as per taste
- 3/4 Lemon Juice
How to make Paneer Bhurji
- Crumble the paneer and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium flame.
- Fry the cumin seeds for 20 seconds.
- Add the onions and saute for a minute.
- Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and stir well.
- Saute for another minute.
- Add the tomatoes and a pinch of salt.
- Stir well and cook for a minute.
- Now add the capsicums and saute for one more minute.
- Add the crumbled paneer and mix well.
- Cook for a minute or two.
- Switch off the flame, add the lemon juice and stir well.
- Garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot.