Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer Bhurji Recipe


Paneer Bhurji Recipe

This is a delightfully spicy paneer dish that can be served as an accompaniment or side dish in Indian dinner and its simply irresistible. This egg bhurji inspired Paneer dish has similar taste and texture and is prepared using crumbled or grated paneer with generous use of Indian curry spices, onion, tomato and capsicum.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 servings


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add grated ginger, crushed garlic and chopped green chilli and sauté for a minute.
  2. Add chopped onion and sauté until it turns translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chopped tomato and chopped capsicum, stir and cook until they turn soft and oil starts to separate for approx. 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well.
  5. Add milk.
  6. Mix and cook for a minute.
  7. Add crumbled paneer and lemon juice.
  8. Mix and cook for 3-4 minutes; stir occasionally in between to prevent sticking.
  9. Turn off the flame and transfer prepared paneer bhurji to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.


  • 250 gms (1/2 lb) Paneer (cottage cheese), crumbled or grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated Ginger
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 1 Green Chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 medium Onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large Tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium Capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1½ tablespoons Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt