Paneer Bhurji

A chunk of paneer was sitting in the refrigerator crying out to be used. As to what to make with it was easy. Paneer Bhurji. Quick to prepare which means less time in the kitchen on a hot summer day. The beauty of this scrambled protein rich dish is its simplicity. Flavorful and satisfying. Makes for a good side with roti or bread.

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Preparation: 20 mts

Serves 3-4 persons



1 cup grated paneer

1 onion, finely chopped

1 green chilli, finely chopped

1 tomato, finely chopped

pinch of turmeric pwd

1/4 tsp red chilli pwd

pinch of cumin pwd

1/2 tsp coriander pwd

1/4 tsp kasuri methi

pinch of garam masala pwd

4-5 tbsps of low fat milk

salt to taste

1/2 tbsp oil

chopped fresh corainder for garnish

1 Heat oil in a vessel, add chopped onions and green chillis, saute till onions turn transparent. Add turmeric pwd, cumin pwd, coriander pwd, red chilli pwd and kasuri methi and combine. Add the chopped tomato and cook till they turn soft, approx 3-4 mts.
2 Add grated paneer and stir well to combine and cook for 2-3 mts. Add the low fat milk and toss the contents on medium high flame and see that the paneer does not stick to the vessel. The milk should evaporate. Add garam masala pwd and combine.
3 Finally, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis or bread.

Paneer Bhurji

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 3

 Main Ingredients:

  •  paneer


A chunk of paneer was sitting in the refrigerator crying out to be used. As to what to make with it was easy. Paneer Bhurji.
  • జ్యోతి

    థాంక్స్ శైలజ, ఇవాళ పొద్దున లీటర్ పాలు విరిగిపోయాయి. వడకట్టి పెట్టాను. దానితో ఏం చేద్దామా అనుకుంటుంటే మంచి రెసిపీ ఇచ్చారు. రాత్రికి ఈ కూర చేసేస్తాను..

  • harini-jaya

    gr8 idea..

  • Saritha

    Sailu, Thanks again for a delicious recipe. I’ve been wanting to make what I’ve heard is an Andhra dessert — double ka meeta. Wonder if you have a good recipe for it…

    • Sailu

      Double ka Meeta is a bread based Hyderabadi recipe. Will blog it sometime. 🙂

      • Sandhya

        Yes sailu,
        Even i have been wanting to make good double ka meeta. I made it once referring to a video on youtube but it was a complete disaster :(..I want to know ur version of the dessert

  • Indrani

    I have tried so many of your recipes and have loved each and every one of them….specially the Andhra recipes. Thanks so much for blogging them!

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Sailu, looks yummy !!!

  • asok

    my choice, i like to eat it

  • madhu

    Hi Sailu:

    Can you blog andhra famous curry powders and also some powders like karam poddi that go well with rice ?

  • Jess

    I love your recipes! I have self taught my self Indian cooking ages ago and your blog has helped me improve so much. My boyfriend is from Vizag and he appreciates all the Andhra recipes I make thanks to you. Keep blogging!

  • Claudia

    This sounds so good and easy too. I can’t get paneer here, but want to try making with crumbled tofu.

  • Jaya

    Hey Sailu,
    Though I don’t like paneer, the pic tempts me to try this out sometime! Looks yummy!

  • pratibha

    It was awesome!The next day stuffed in dosa and they were delicious 🙂 thanks.

  • Winter

    Thanks for the recipe. Turned out to be very good with tofu also.


  • laxmi

    Hi shailu

    Getting lot of apreciations from our vegeterian guests. We hardly use panner in our kitchen, but this recipe is liked by all of us..thanks a lot shailu

  • Nithu

    Hi Sailu garu!
    This a very nice recipe.I substituted paneer with tofu and mushroom coz, that was what I had at home…it turned out good. My husband thought it was egg burji and couldn’t find out untill I told him.

  • Sushma

    I always make panner tikka, shahi panner because my son likes to eat panner today i saw this recepie and tried for lunch they really liked it.
    we enjoyed eating this dish. Thanks for the posting this dish.:)

  • khyati

    awesome recipes..

  • Asha

    I tried this out today and it turned out excellent. Everything that I’ve tried from you have turned out well. Thanks so much Sailu!


  • Sirisha

    Pretty innovative to make Porutu out of Paneer!
    I had the same situation – a small block of paneer that I was wanting to use up and didn’t have the patience to cook elaborately.
    This recipe came to the rescue. Thank You!

  • Chinmayi Shrivastava

    You must see this! This is such an interesting twist from Maggi!

  • Chinmayi Shrivastava

    You must see this! This is such an interesting twist from Maggi!

  • Sireesha

    Hi Sailu, this recipe is so tempting..will try it soon. One quick question – is there a specific reason to add milk in this recipe ?


  • Kaps

    Awesome recipe! just made it and turned out so well! Thanks so much! 🙂

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