Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Paneer Bhurji - Easy Paneer Recipe

Generally in Puratassi (Tamil month name) Month we do not eat any non vegetarian dishes including egg in this month. Though i am not a NV eater but i like to add eggs regularly in my diet and whenever i am lazy and run out of veggies i mostly prefer Egg Bhurji for my dinner with Chapathis. I love Egg Bhurji a lot and my kids too love it a lot and they can have a extra half chapathi with it :)

Recently watched a TV ad for Paneer. Don't remember the brand but the Ad concept was bit interesting and based on this Puratassi month. The concept was that any kind of Non Vegetarian recipes can be made with paneer instead. After seeing that my cravings for Egg Bhurji ended up with this Paneer Bhurji. I made the same way like my Egg Bhurji with some finely chopped carrots and bell pepper extra. The result was awesome but i felt this is so rich and filling than the egg bhurji and not a perfect choice for a diet people. Only kids can enjoy it without any guilt, my kids loved it a lot. If you are looking for a super quick and yummy side dish this paneer bhurji is one best choice. For low calorie and Vegan option you can simply use Tofu (Firm or Silken Tofu).
Paneer Bhurji

  1. Paneer    1 cup (crumbled or shredded)
  2. Onion      1 large (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato    1/2 (finely chopped)
  4. Green chilli   3 no.(finely chopped)
  5. Carrots    3 -4 tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Capsicum/Bell pepper     3-4 tbsp (finely chopped)
  7. Turmeric Powder   1/4 tsp
  8. Red chilli Powder   1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder   1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala Powder    1/4 tsp
  11. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp
  12. Coriander leaves      few (finely chopped)
  13. Salt     as needed
  14. Oil      1 tbsp

  • Crumble or shred paneer and keep covered and aside.
  • Heat oil in pan, when it heated add cumin seeds allow to splutter then add finely chopped onions and green chillies and saute until it turns translucent.
  • After that add finely chopped tomatoes, carrot and capsicum and stir fry until the tomatoes get soft.
  • And then add chilli and cumin powder stir fry and add 2-3 tbsp water and allow to boil masala. Now add crumbled paneer turmeric powder and stir fry for a minute.
  • Then add garam masala powder and finely chopped cilantro and stir fry for another 1-2 minutes and switch off the stove.
  • That's it...Delicious Paneer Bhurji ready. Serve how with Rotis/Dosa/Bread.

Sending this to Vardhini's  30 Minutes Meals Event.


  1. Lovely clicks, paneer bhurji looks inviting and delicious.

  2. I love paneer bhurji a lot looks super delicious and love the set up.. wonderful clicks too dear !!

  3. a couple of chapathies is all that is needed... yum...

  4. wow.. im drooling here dear.. thats so tempting..

  5. Panner Burji looks yum dear :) love the colourful clicks too like u said not a great choice for ppl on diet but I think tofu should be good or just egg whites too

  6. Love Paneer Burji. Addition of carrot and capsicum is interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love to eat it simply most of the time. I feel it is very addictive.

  8. Love paneer in any form, Sangee.. Paneer bhurji looks colorful and inviting!

  9. Wow sangi....Its awesome dear.Perfect dish for puri

  10. very addictive love it plain without any main dish so yumm.

  11. I can have this fantastic, calcium rich bhurji with anything, paneer in anything is my favourite.Makes me hungry.

  12. Semma recipe to try this beautiful bhurji....

  13. This recipe was such a success, it was delicious! Thank you


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