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Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji is crumbled Indian cheese sauteed in a masala mixture. This dish is perfect for breakfast and dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Diet Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Nisha


  • 1 ½ tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • teaspoon hing use gluten-free for gf option
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder or paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped
  • 400 grams paneer crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves



  • Soak the store-bought paneer in boiling hot water for 20 minutes. This helps the paneer soften.
  • Chop the green chilies, ginger, garlic, onions, and tomatoes.
  • Also, chop the green bell pepper. I used my Chopper.
  • Once 20 minutes are up, crumble the paneer.


  • Heat up a dutch castiron skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add oil, followed by cumin seeds and asafoetida (hing). Saute for about 1 minute.
  • Now add the ginger, garlic, and green chilies. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the onions and season with salt to taste. Saute the onions for about 5 minutes until they're slightly brown.
  • Add tomatoes and ground spices - red chili powder, paprika, coriander powder, turmeric, and salt. Cook the spices for about 1 minute.
  • Now add water to avoid the spices from burning. Stir.
  • This is what you should have. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on low-medium heat.
  • Add the green bell pepper. Stir.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low-medium heat.
  • This is what you should have.
  • Add the crumbled paneer.
  • Using a wooden spoon, break down the paneer for 3-4 minutes. Don't overcook the paneer.
  • This is the consistency you want. Turn off the stove.
  • Add fresh cilantro and garam masala. Stir well. Enjoy with roti.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 1mg
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