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Paneer Bhurji – A Simple Paneer

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A very simple cottage cheese preparation. Paneer Bhurji can be used as a sandwich stuffing or for baking also. Additionally, it can be used as a side dish for lunch or dinner meals too. You may also serve it with any Indian bread.

I remember when my daughters were toddlers, i used to give them paneer bhurji sandwich for their tiffin very often. My elder one was very picky with food. Though, paneer bhurji was a win win every time for me.

Paneer Bhurji is a popular and delicious North Indian recipe made from crumbled cottage cheese (Indian Cottage Cheese). However, I make this crumbled paneer recipe in a typical Punjabi Style. In this quick and simple vegetarian recipe, the crumbled homemade paneer (cottage cheese) is added to sautéed onions, tomatoes and spices for a satisfying hot dish.

It is best to have paneer bhurji hot with some bread, soft dinner rolls (pav) or Indian breads like roti or paratha. Sometimes, I make paneer roll or paneer kathi roll by using it for tiffins. In fact, I consider it as one of the best recipes for beginners to start with.

If you are a beginner and looking for simple and easy to follow recipes, I would like to suggest you to visit my blog category Beginners cookbook where you will find step by step recipes like..

Paneer Bhurji – A Simple Paneer

Recipe by MINAL SHARMACourse: Main, BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Paneer bhurji is a popular North Indian dish made of Indian cottage cheese aka panner, herbs and spice powders. It is eaten with roti or paratha.


  • 1 Cup paneer crumbled/ पनीर चूरा हुआ

  • 1 onion chopped/प्याज बारिक कटा

  • 2 tamato chopped/ टमाटर बारीक कटा हुआ

  • 1 green chili / हरी मिर्ची बारीक कटी

  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped /पीली मिर्च

  • 1 spoon Ginger garlic paste / अदरक और लहसुन का पेस्ट

  • Salt as per taste

  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर

  • 1 tsp coriander powder /धनिया पाउडर

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric Powder /हल्दी पाउडर

  • 1 tsp cumin seed /जीरा

  • 1/4 cup milk/ दूध

  • 1 Tbsp oil/ तेल


  • Chop onion , green chilli, coriander, ginger garlic, yellow bell peper and tomatoes and keep aside. Crumbled paneer and keep aside,
  • heat oil in a pan add jeera stir for few min and add chopped onion & green chilli in it mix well till light golden in colour
  • crumbled paneer and mix well add tomatoes and all dry masalas , cook for some time and finish with chopped coriander. Use this as a filling for crepe or eat it with any Indian bread

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