So here goes, my most versatile Indian paneer recipe – Paneer Bhurji. The beauty of this recipe is, it’s entirely flexible. You can change around the masala powders (like using pav bhaji masala) you use and experiment with adding different vegetables (like adding tomatoes).
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Ingredients for Paneer Bhurji:
1.5 cups paneer, crumbled
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 green chillies, chopped fine (adjust to taste)
1/2 of a capsicum, chopped fine
A pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp jeera (cumin) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste
How to Make Paneer Bhurji:
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and green chillies. Once the onions turn soft and pink, add the jeera, salt, and turmeric. Fry for a minute.
2. Now add the paneer, garam masala and capsicum. Stir well and cook on low fire for 7-8 mins, stirring in between. The capsicum should be crunchy. Adjust salt.
3. Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve warm with rotis or use in a sandwich. Yum!
Paneer Bhurji recipe is so ridiculously simple that if you use store-bought paneer cubes, this should be done in less than 15 mins. How’s that for a quick dinner idea?
Note: Substitute crumbled paneer with scrambled eggs and you have egg bhurji!
Tried the recipe today….wid a twist…added tomatoes…tasted yumm!!!
Mmmmm… looks yummy… Inspiring from you even I made Panner Bhurji but with little variation in the recipe… Have a look…
Hey, my first time here on your blog… your recipes look and sound yummy. going to try this one soon!
First time here. Yummy recipes i guess…. everyone's so full of praise for ur recipes. was never fond of paneer until a neighbour friend from delhi send me a little two yrs ago. My son tried Paneer Butter Masala from a restaurant last month and is in love with it. was searching today for its recipe when i came across this blog. Made it an hour ago, and must say, its really turned out even better than the restaurant one my son loves so much. Paneer burji pic also looks damn tempting. Think i'll try it in a day or two. Great job Nags!!!
Thank you so much for your feedback on the recipes Umm 🙂 I am glad you liked the paneer butter masala. Hope the Paneer Burji comes out well too!
hey SM, my cup measurement for non baking ingredients is very approximate, so let's say its about 200ml or a bit more than that. I get store-bought paneer and crumble it up for the paneer burji 🙂
I usually get paneer from the store which is in the form of chunks… do you actually get crumbled paneer also for burji ? or do you crumble the slab/chunks?
It is very nice to taste and easy to make !!!
Lovely bhurji… we have been getting our fill lately from the desi chaat place… parathas and bhurji… your post is a reminder i shud just make some at home…
Lovely blog first Time here,
really impressed and beautiful recipes u have 🙂