Paneer Bhurji Recipe – Spicy Indian cottage cheese Sabzi Recipe

Paneer Bhurji – Spicy Indian cottage cheese Sabzi

Paneer Bhurji is an easy side dish for chapathi/dosa/toast/Roti, in which crumbled paneer is added to sauteed onions and tomatoes along with a few chosen spices.

Paneer Bhurji - Homemaking Delight

Paneer Bhurji – Homemaking Delight

This used to be the most common dish in my early cooking days, when I was not much familiar with chutney varieties; Also on power-cut days when I missed to prepare chutney in advance. You can serve this delicious Panner Bhurji as stuffing for toast or as a subzi for chapati/dosa/Roti/Poori.

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Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Serves 2


Onion – 1 finely chopped

Tomato – 2 finely chopped

Ginger – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 1/2 tsp

Green or Red chillies – 2

Paneer – 1/4 to 1/2  cup crumbled (Click here to see how to prepare your own Paneer at home)

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 3 tblsp

Salt & water – as required

Cilantro – few for garnishing

Preparation Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan & add jeera seeds. Once it splutters add onions and saute until translucent followed by ginger, garlic & chillies.Paneer Bhurji - HMD1

  2. Add tomatoes until they turn mushy. Then add all the spice powders and cook it until the raw smell goes off.Paneer Bhurji - HMD23. Add the crumbled paneer and cook it for a minute or so.Paneer Bhurji - HMD3

  3. Garnish with cilantro and serve your hot and spicy paneer bhurji with toast/dosa/chapathi.

Paneer Bhurji Recipe - Indian cottage cheese recipe - Homemaking Delight

Paneer Bhurji Recipe – Indian cottage cheese recipe – Homemaking Delight


  1. You can add water for making it as a gravy for dosa/chapathi.

2. You can skip the paneer & serve it as a onion-tomato chutney for dosa.

  1. You can use butter/ghee along with oil in the first step to give it a rich taste.

  2. Stir in some cream at the end to give it a creamy restaurant touch.

You might be interested in our other Paneer Recipes. Do check them all out..

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