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Paneer Bhurji (Indian Cottage Cheese Scramble)

 Published 2020-Aug-31   Updated 2020-Aug-31

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Paneer Scramble, Scrambled Paneer, Paneer Podimas)

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Paneer Bhurji is another delicious preparation with paneer. The onion-tomato masala along with the spices makes this super delicious. Its a great vegetarian option that looks similar to scrambled eggs.  I have already shared another variation of bhurji made with tofu. Both of these versions of bhurji tastes great and goes well with all roti varieties.

Recipe For Paneer Bhurji

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3-4


  • Paneer – 200 gms (crumbled)
  • Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Tomato -1  (finely chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green Chili – 1 (chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander Leaves – 2-3 stalks (finely chopped)

For Tempering

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp


  1. Crumble up the paneer in a bowl. If you are making homemade paneer, after draining the liquid, keep it ready.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai, pop cumin seeds. Add the chopped onions, green chilli and saute till it becomes golden brown.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste followed by chopped tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes are totally mashed up.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, required salt and garam masala. Reduce the flame and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Now add the crumbled paneer and gently mix together.
  6. Once the paneer is well mixed, add crushed kasuri methi. Cook for couple of minutes and switch off. Do not cook it longer.
  7. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Serving Suggestion

  • This paneer bhurji can be served with chapathi, naan, roti or pulao.

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Person   ()
is there something called chicken or fish bhurji
Person   ()
Yes. Here is the recipe for fish bhurji

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