ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Updated on January 28, 2020
Shwetha raashi profile image

Shwetha Bhat is passionate about food and cooking. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and share her recipes.

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer or cottage cheese is a integral part of Indian cuisines. It is used to prapare wide variety of dishes. One of the easiest dish you can make using paneer is paneer bhurji.

Paneer means cottage cheese and bhurji means scrambled. So, as the name suggests paneer bhurji is a dish made from crumbled paneer.

This dish is very simple, where tomatoes are sauteed with spices to which crumbled paneer is added. This dish can be done in numerous ways. Very simple and quick recipe which does not take much time to prepare, but with an amazing and refreshing taste. Best for the beginners. Just quick toss of paneer with spices will create the magic. Simply irresistible. No fancy ingredients. Just under 15 minutes you have the paneer bhurji ready.

You can use home made or store brought paneer for this dish. This is egg bhurji inspired paneer dish and substitution dish to an egg bhurji for vegetarians.

Paneer is one of the great way to add protein to your diet especially if you are a vegetarian. Rich source of calcium. Good for diabetics as it gets digested slowly. Potassium in paneer lowers the blood pressure. It also keeps you energetic.

Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Bhurji

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 2 people 200 grams of cottage cheese

Ingredients

  • 200 grams paneer or cottage cheese, home made or store brought
  • 1-2 tomatoes, washed and chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons oil or ghee or butter, or as required
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • a pinch of hing or asafoetida
  • 1-2 green chilies, or as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon red chili powder, or as required
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garam masala powder, or as required
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder, home made or store brought
  • salt as per taste

How to make Paneer Bhurji

  1. Crumble or grate paneer or cottage cheese and keep aside.
  2. Wash and chop tomatoes and keep aside.
  3. In a pan or pot, heat oil or ghee or butter. (Or you can use mixture of these).
  4. To this hot oil, add cumin seeds, hing or asafoetida and green chilies. Let cumin seeds crackle.
  5. Now add chopped tomatoes, saute and cook till soft.
  6. To this add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and sambar powder. (I used home made sambar powder, you can use store brought too).
  7. Stir the spice powders.
  8. Now add crumbled or grated paneer and salt, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  9. Tasty paneer bhurji is ready to taste. Serve hot with roti, chapati, or paratha. Or use as stuffing for sandwiches or rolls.

Preparation

I used store brought paneer or cottage cheese to make bhurji. You can use home made too.
I used store brought paneer or cottage cheese to make bhurji. You can use home made too.
Crumble or grate paneer and keep aside. (Skip if using home made paneer).
Crumble or grate paneer and keep aside. (Skip if using home made paneer).
Wash and chop tomatoes. Keep aside.
Wash and chop tomatoes. Keep aside.
In a pan or pot add oil or ghee or butter. Add cumin seeds, hing and green chilies. Allow cumin seeds to crackle.
In a pan or pot add oil or ghee or butter. Add cumin seeds, hing and green chilies. Allow cumin seeds to crackle.
To this add chopped tomatoes.
To this add chopped tomatoes.
Saute and cook till tomatoes turns soft.
Saute and cook till tomatoes turns soft.
Next add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and sambar powder (home made or store brought).
Next add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and sambar powder (home made or store brought).
Mix and cook till mushy. (The raw smell of the spices has to go away).
Mix and cook till mushy. (The raw smell of the spices has to go away).
Add crumbled or grated paneer.
Add crumbled or grated paneer.
Mix and stir, combine them well together.  Cook for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame. (Do not overcook).
Mix and stir, combine them well together. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame. (Do not overcook).
Serve hot with roti, paratha or phulka. Or use as stuffing in sandwiches and rolls.
Serve hot with roti, paratha or phulka. Or use as stuffing in sandwiches and rolls.

More about Paneer Bhurji

  1. You can use home made or store brought paneer for this dish.
  2. You can use onions in this dish.
  3. Cook paneer only for 1-2 minutes. Cooking long time will make them hard, rubbery and chewy.
  4. You can use coriander leaves to garnish.
  5. You can even add vegetables like carrots, peas, capsicum, greens etc to make it more healthier and colorful. (This makes mixed veg paneer bhurji).
  6. If you are making for kids then adjust the spices accordingly.
  7. You can squeeze lemon juice which is optional.
  8. You can add pav bhaji masala which gives different flavor to this bhurji. (This is Mumbai style paneer bhurji).
  9. Making this bhurji in ghee or butter will make it more rich and tasty. (Or you can mix both as well).

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 290
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Cholesterol 42 mg14%
Sodium 850 mg35%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cast your vote for Paneer Bhurji

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Bushra Iqbal profile image

      Aishatu Ali 

      4 months ago from Rabwah, Pakistan

      Sounds and looks delicious and healthful!

    • Shwetha raashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Shwetha bhat 

      4 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thank you for your sweet words.

    • Shwetha raashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Shwetha bhat 

      4 months ago from Bengaluru

      No need to worry if you don't get it. Just replace it with pav bhaji masala or subji masala. They are easily available. Or just use basic spices. That too tastes great.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This dish sounds tasty and healthful. The only spice of which I am unfamiliar is the sambar powder. I'll have to investigate. Thanks!

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This meal sounds delicious. I love all of your pictures along with the recipe. Thank you for sharing this.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      4 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! A meal like this one worth a try. A delicious and tantalizing cuisine. Would love to try this recipe

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)