• Amita Makwana

Masala Paneer Bhurji

Updated: Aug 7



What is Paneer Bhurji?

It is scrambled paneer or Indian cottage cheese stir-fried tomato, onions, green chillies, and basic Indian spices. 

It is a great protein-rich dish for vegetarians and can be made in under 15 minutes.

As its easy and quick, I like to make it for my everyday meals or to pack in Lunch Box.

I like to use homemade Paneer to make this Bhurji, but if you can’t make it at home you can crumble the store-bought Paneer and use it to make the sabzi. 





Ingredients -

  • 5 tbsp Oil

  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds

  • 1 cup Onion

  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste

  • 1/2 cup Bell pepper

  • 1/2 cup Peas

  • 1/2 cup Tomato

  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder

  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder

  • 1/2 tbs Garam Masala

  • Salt to taste (1 tbsp)

  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup

  • 1 bowl Cottage cheese (200 gm)

  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


Instructions -

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat oil and saute cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.

  • further add onions, bell pepper, peas and garlic paste.

  • saute well till the onions turn slightly golden brown.

  • now add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.

  • additionally, add 1 tbsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tbsp turmeric, 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and salt to taste.

  • roast the spices on low flame for a minute. Add 1 tbsp tomato ketchup.

  • furthermore add crumbled paneer / cottage cheese and mix gently.

  • mix gently without mashing out paneer.

  • cover and simmer for 3 minutes till the paneer gets cooked well. do not over cook paneer, as they turn hard and chewy.

  • mix gently, making sure everything is combined well.

  • finally, serve paneer bhurji hot with chapathi or paratha.



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