Saturday, 8 August 2015

Paneer Bhurji - Crumbled Cottage Cheese in Sauteed Onions, tomatoes and spices

Paneer Bhurji is a simple easy to make North Indian dish made from crumbled  paneer or cottage cheese. This dish is also a favorite of children. It is a good dish to be served with chapati/roti or bread.

Paneer is an all-rounder when  it comes to the ways in which it can be eaten and tastes good. It is very good for health to since it is a very good source of protein, calcium and hence builds stronger teeth, bones etc. and prevents diseases.


  • Paneer (cottage cheese) - 200 gms
  • Tomato - 1 no(large)
  • Onion - 1 no (large)
  • Green chillies - 2 nos
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsn (this can also be made by grinding ginger and garlic cloves together)
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • salt as required


1.Crumble the paneer and keep it aside.
2. Chop the onions and tomatoes and green chillies

3.Take a pan and heat oil /butter /ghee and add cumin seeds and crackle them. 

4.Then add onions into the pan and saute. When the onions get  transclucent, add the ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.

5. After this add the chopped tomatoes into it and saute till it comes soft and cooks. 

Then add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, Garam masala, and mix it well.

6. Finally  add the crumble paneer and stir it well for 2 to 3 minutes. and don't cook the paneer as a long time as it lose it softness.. 

Finally add the coriander leaves to paneer burji  and mix well.
Serve with chapati/roti or bread. Serves 2... 

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