Paneer Bhurji or Paneer Bhujia – is a quick, delicious and one of the best paneer dishes of scrambled Indian cottage cheese in tomato onion masala and spices. The touch of capsicum in this Punjabi style altogether gives a refreshing taste to the dish. Here is how to make paneer bhurji recipe step by step in 15 minutes only!
Let’s talk about this North Indian Recipe – paneer bhurji. Scrambled Indian cottage cheese masala specifically means paneer bhurji recipe in hindi.
Paneer ki bhurji is delicious scrambled dish of grated paneer sautéed with onion tomatoes based masala. No fancy masala required particularly to make this yummy bhurji.
Significantly, just a quick toss of paneer with available spices in your pantry will create a magic in flat 15 minutes. For vegetarians, paneer bhurji recipe is a delicious protein substitution dish to egg bhurji
Paneer being rich in protein and calcium, include it in your diet more often. Apart from offering nutrients, it also keeps hunger pangs away keeping you full and energetic.
Furthermore, I always prefer to make this bhurji in ghee or butter only to make it more rich tasty. But, you can opt for oil or butter or mixture of both as well. Serve this hot paneer bharta with crisp lachha parathas or phulkas or pav and I am sure it will be washed-up in no time
Tips to make best Paneer Bhurji at home
Always use fresh malai paneer to make paneer bhujia
If you want to make gravy, then add water and cook onion tomato masala, before adding the crumbled paneer
To make restaurant style paneer bhurji, add 1 tablespoon of tomato puree to the recipe
Do add capsicum, as it give amazing flavour and crunch to bhurji
If you love smoky Dhaba style paneer bhurji, them give charcoal dhungar once the dish is ready.
Variations in Paneer Bhurji
Matar Paneer Bhurji – Just before adding crumbled paneer, add fresh or frozen green peas in the masala and cook until peas are cooked well.
Palak paneer Bhurji – Add finely chopped spinach to the masala and cook
Paneer Bhurji or Paneer Bhujia - is a quick, delicious and one of the best paneer dishes of scrambled Indian cottage cheese sautéed in spic tangy tomato onion masala and spices. It is a perfect dinner dish ready in flat 15 minutes.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Keyword Paneer Bhujia, Paneer Bhurji, Paneer ki Bhurji
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Author Farrukh Aziz
to prepare paneer bhurji in Punjabi Style
250gramspaneergrated or crumbled (or Cottage Cheese)
¾teaspoongreen chilli paste
1capsicummedium size, diced
1teaspoonred chili powder
½teaspoongaram masala powder
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnish
how to make paneer bhurji recipe
To make paneer ki bhurji, firstly, in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai, heat oil and butter/ghee together
Once the oil and ghee heats up, add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Then, add garlic, ginger and green chilies and fry for a minute or until raw smell goes off
Add onions and salt fry for 3-4 minutes until onions are soft
Add turmeric, red chili, coriander powder, tomatoes and saute for another minute. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are soft
Add capsicum and cook for another minute.
Then, add paneer, garam masala powder, mix well and cook for 2 minutes, do not over cook or paneer will become chewy. Finally, add lemon juice and mix
Paneer Bhurji is ready to be served. Dish out and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha or phulkas and even pulao of your choice
To make gravy, add water to onion tomato masala and cook for few nits, then add crumbled paneer
You can make bhurji in oil also
Skip onion and garlic to make no onion no garlic recipe.
Add any vegetable of your choice to make nice paneer bhurji with vegetables.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Total Carbohydrates 5g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.