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Paneer Bhurji

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 5
  • Easy



Paneer bhurji is a delicious paneer dish from Indian cuisine. This recipe is easy and quick to make and the result will taste amazing.

Don’t confuse this dish with anda bhurji or egg bhurji because of the similar preparation process. Paneer bhurji dish is usually served for lunch or dinner and it pairs well with chapathi, roti, or naan. The entire family will enjoy it.

There are various recipes for paneer bhurji but this particular one is a dry version because it is made without using onion and tomato sauce.

You can best enjoy this dish when it is served hot.

Health Benefits

  1. This paneer bhurji recipe can be called healthy and nutritious. It is made with many beneficial ingredients, which will do your body much good. Paneer/cottage cheese is a great source of protein. This is because the cheese is basically made using milk. This means it also contains a considerable amount of fat.
  2. This dish is also rich in vital minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Calcium is needed to maintain healthy teeth, bones, heart muscles and proper nerve functioning. Magnesium will help your body to regulate the sugar levels in the blood.
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How to make Paneer Bhurji

  1. Heat oil in a medium pan and sauté cinnamon stick and cumin seeds.
  2. Add finely chopped ginger, onion, ground cumin, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander, and salt. Sauté everything together. Gradually add little water while mixing the ingredients.
  3. Add the chopped green chillies, tomato, sugar, and ground ginger. Mix them well.
  4. Crumble the paneer carefully over the cooking mixture. Mix everything together. Add butter, lime juice, and fresh cilantro leaves.
  5. Your tasty paneer bhurji dish is ready. Serve hot.


  1. The word paneer originated from Persia. The word ‘panir’ in Persian, the word ‘peynir’ in Turkish, the word ‘panir’ in Armenian, and the Azerbaijani word ‘panir’ all are derivatives of the word paneer, which refers to any kind of cheese.
  2. The word bhurji translates as “scrambled” in English. This indicates that the dish is prepared using scrambled paneer.
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