Paneer Bhurji/ Scrambled Indian Cottage Cheese

Paneer bhurji is healthy, vibrant looking dish goes well with with roti, naan, paratha’s or even with toast and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe is a dry version of paneer, made with crumbled paneer along with few Indian spices and require very few ingredients. I usually cook this extra so that I can use the leftover bhurji for my breakfast next day to make one of my favorite paneer bhurji grilled sandwich, recipe of which I will be sharing in my next post.

If you are looking for more paneer recipes, do try:

Simla Mirch Paneer Ki Sabzi/Capsicum Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry

Paneer Paratha/Indian Cottage Cheese Mix Stuffed Indian Flatbread

Mutter Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese & Green Peas Curry Recipe

Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese Grilled Sandwich

Palak Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy

Paneer(Cottage Cheese) Butter Masala/Paneer Makhani

So lets get started with recipe and method of preparing paneer bhurji.


Prep Time: 10-15 Mins

Cook Time: 15 Mins

Author: Rateka

Cuisine: Indian, North- Indian

Recipe Type: Side-dish

Serves: 2


  • Paneer/ Indian Cottage Cheese: 2 cups, crumbled
  • Onion: 1 medium-sized, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 large, finely chopped
  • Green Chili: 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Cilantro/ Coriander: 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder: 1/2 tsp or as per taste
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Cumins Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan/ kadhai, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Add green chili, ginger- garlic paste and sauté for few seconds, then add onions and sauté till they turn slightly golden- brown in color.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, mix well and cook till tomatoes turn mushy. Check seasoning add if required.
  • Add crumbled paneer, mix gently. Cover and cook on low flame for 2-3 mins. Do not overcook or on high flame else paneer will turn hard and chewy.
  • Add cilantro, mix well and turn off the flame.
  • Serve hot with any bread of your choice and enjoy 😊.



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