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paneer bhurji

Simple Paneer Bhurji Recipe | Scrambled Cottage Cheese

Simple and delicious paneer bhurji recipe that you can rustle up in a jiffy. Makes for a perfect breakfast, meal or lunchbox choice.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Keyword paneer bhurji
recipe paneer bhurji
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 209kcal


  • 200 gm. paneer cottage cheese
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • coriander and mint leaves finely chopped for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • ½ cup shelled green peas optional
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. green chilli powder optional
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Crumble your cottage cheese (paneer) by hand and keep aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds.
  • Let them sputter.
  • Now add finely chopped onions and fry them for 2 minutes.
  • Add green chillies, chopped garlic and tomatoes and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the crumbled paneer along with turmeric powder, chilli powder (if using), garam masala and salt. Add peas if using. Mix well.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes on low flame. Don't overcook. You want paneer to stay soft.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Garnish with chopped mint and coriander leaves and serve hot.
  • Delicious paneer bhurji is ready to serve.


This quick easy recipe is delightfully tasty even when at room temperature.
Goes very well with rotis or parathas.
You can add other vegetables like mushroom, capsicum etc. though peas are the best.
You can use oil instead of butter but butter does taste better.
Some people garnish with some melted butter. I prefer not to.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 1mg