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Paneer Bhurji

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Paneer Bhurji Recipe, How To Make Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer Bhurji is a mildly spiced side dish with a medley of bell pepper, tomato and paneer combined together and cooked till done. Serve it with phulkas or roti.

Paneer Bhurji  is a delightful dish for all vegetarians and is one of the quickest and easiest side dishes that can be eaten with roti, chapatti or phulkas.  The preparation of   Paneer  bhurji is quite similar to Read More..

About Recipe


(96 ratings)
32 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
30 mins
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Paneer/Cheese
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : January 11, 2019

Ingredients used in PANEER BHURJI
• Paneer (cut into small pieces) - 250 grams.
• Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Butter - 2 tablespoons.
• Chopped onions - 1 number.
• Green bell pepper chopped - 1 number.
• Yellow bell pepper chopped - 1 number.
• Chopped garlic - 1 tablespoon.
• Chopped green chillies - 3 numbers.
• Chopped tomato - 1 number.
• Salt - to taste.
• Turmeric powder - half tea spoon.
• Cumin powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Garam masala - 1 tea spoon.
• Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 bunch.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add cumin seeds, chopped garlic, onions, turmeric powder and saute it till they are transparent.
  • Add chopped capsicum, yellow bell pepper, chopped green chilies, chopped tomatoes (remove seeds), salt and mix it well.
  • Then season it with jeera powder, garam masala powder, chopped paneer and let it cook by stirring occasionally.
  • At last, add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Squeeze lime juice on top.

Paneer Bhurji is ready to serve.

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Paneer Bhurji  is a delightful dish for all vegetarians and is one of the quickest and easiest side dishes that can be eaten with roti, chapatti or phulkas.  The preparation of   Paneer  bhurji is quite similar to Egg bhurji while paneer bhurji is prepared with paneer mixed to colourful veggies like green and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes and spiced with green chillies, flavoured with finely chopped coriander leaves while the latter is prepared with eggs.


Paneer bhurji is a scramble made with succulent pieces of paneer, onions, tomoto and colourful capsicums (yellow and green) mixed together and spiced with the heat of green chillies and sprinkled with a dash of lime juice to offer a tang to the dish. Paneer is indigenous to vegetarians and is often used in preparing exotic dishes like Paneer butter Masala, Paneer Tikka, Shahi Paneer, Paneer pasanda etc , but we need to know that paneer could also be cooked in a simple way with less spices and highlighting the taste and flavours to make it delicious and appetizing.


This brilliant quickie curry is actually a boon of a dish for most kids as they would love to eat rolling in a roti likes a Frankie roll or using the paneer bhurji as sandwich filling. Paneer or cottage cheese Paneer or cottage cheese is an un-aged, acid set, non melting farmer cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice or other food acid. It is one of the most common South Asian cheese.


The texture of paneer looks very similar to that of Greek feta which is also strained and squeezed the same way. Like most other cheeses, the making of paneer does not involve rennet as the coagulation agent. This is completely a lacto-vegetarian product. It is purely indigenous to the vegetarians and a source of protein. Paneer is light, easy to digest and is high on calcium.


Basically most varieties of paneer are pressed into cube and then sliced or chopped. Paneer is extensively used in the Indian cuisine especially in northern India. It is a versatile dairy product used for preparing desserts, snacks or in main course dishes. Including paneer in your daily meal will not only get you addictive to the punch of flavours but will also benefit you with providing the required nutrients to the body.


Paneer is soft, moist, bland, and creamy, but when cooked with spices it becomes completely flavourful bursting out with wonderful zest and keeps your taste buds lingering with its juices craving to eat more. Paneer Bhurji is extremely a tasty and colourful version of Anda Burji. It is a wonderful breakfast dish that can be teamed up with hot chapattis, toast or phulkas.


This can also be used to eat with naan or as a filling for pita or can be used to make a wrap in tortilla. You can also add exotic and nutritious veggies like peas, carrots that enhance the dish’s taste and its nutritional value. Popular Paneer recipes There are an array of paneer dishes that are truly irresistible to satiate your hunger pangs, do try some of the explicit, aromatic dishes that would please your entire family and folks.


Some of the popular recipes are Chilli Paneer, Kadai Paneer, Shahi Paneer, Paneer paratha, Popcorn paneer with homemade cheese, Paneer Egg rolls and many more.


How to make Paneer Bhurji:


Paneer, cut into very small pieces-           250 gms

Butter                                                 -           2 tbsp

Capsicum                                          -           1 no

Garlic, chopped                                -           1 tbsp

Green chillies, finely chopped      -           3 nos

Onions, finely chopped                  -           1 cup

Tomatoes, finely chopped             -           1 cup

Coriander leaves, chopped            -           1 bunch

Cumin seeds                                     -           1 tsp

Garam masala                                  -           1 tsp

Jeera powder                                    -           1 tsp

Salt                                                     -           to taste

Turmeric                                            -           ½ tsp

Yellow Bell Pepper                          -           1 no


Heat butter in a pan and when it melts, add cumin seeds, garlic, turmeric, onions and sauté for some time. Add capsicum, yellow bell pepper, green chillies, tomatoes (remove the seeds), salt and mix well. Add chopped paneer, jeera powder, garam masala and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle coriander leaves, sauté and switch off the flame. Serve hot with phulkas.


Tips:  Do not overcook the paneer as it needs to be soft and juicy. Do not overcook the bell peppers and tomatoes or else they would get mashed. Use different colours of bell pepper as it will enhance the taste, aroma and be colourful too. Crumbled paneer scrambled with finely chopped onions, ripe tomatoes, bell peppers spiced with finely chopped green chillies and flavoured with cumin powder outburst with aroma and is prepared in a very short time to inspire and delight your family and kids.


Do try this wonderful, colourful and flavourful dish to impress your kids. Watch and enjoy cooking Paneer bhurji:


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Eworld Cooking Posted on Wed Jan 09 2019

Good One,thanks.

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Ameerul Haqeem Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013


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Neththra'sVision Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

OH!........The pantry has changed.

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prati05 Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

Old settings?

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sreeni sas Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

Witch machine r u using for chopping onions and everything . It's looking very evenly and very small . Please let me know

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potbottle Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013


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Raj Karma Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

hey chef, isnt it ur old studio?

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billunolia Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

chef when we going to do Sri Lanka fishes n masala..

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shiya fiya Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

Ya,,this is old kitchen

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Wu Tang Posted on Sat Apr 13 2013

i love your style of talking and cooking. keeping it simple. :)

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faraz adil Posted on Sun Apr 14 2013

Chaala baagundi ee dish sure ly nenu try chesta thanks.

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NK.Quadri Posted on Sun Apr 14 2013

Vahchef. I'm ur biggest fan. I adore ur cooking. It's better u upload one video in one day so that your fans don't get overwhelmed with multiple uploads

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