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Paneer Bhurji

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One of the simplest dishes to prepare. It is a dry dish that is made up of paneer, onions, tomatoes and spices.
Paneer Bhurji

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.

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer 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
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Paneer Bhurji Recipe

One of the simplest dishes to prepare. It is a dry dish that is made up of paneer, onions, tomatoes and spices.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Punjabi

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.


If desired, you can also add 1/4 cup of green peas.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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Bhalchandra G Thattey [email protected] August 15, 2021 - 4:02 pm

Mouth Watering


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