Simple Paneer Bhurji Recipe | Scrambled Cottage Cheese

by Rachna
paneer bhurji

Egg bhurji is a favourite comfort food. Having it with parathas or bread makes for a wholesome meal. But sometimes when you are in the mood for something slightly different, it is paneer bhurji that works so well. Yesterday, I made this in 10 minutes flat and packed it with parathas for the children’s lunchbox. Yes, it is that quick. So here’s this really easy paneer bhurji recipe that you can make for a simple and tasty meal any time.

paneer bhurji
paneer bhurji
5 from 2 votes

Simple Paneer Bhurji Recipe | Scrambled Cottage Cheese

Simple and delicious paneer bhurji recipe that you can rustle up in a jiffy. Makes for a perfect breakfast, meal or lunchbox choice.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Keyword paneer bhurji
recipe paneer bhurji
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 209 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 200 gm. paneer cottage cheese
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • coriander and mint leaves finely chopped for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup shelled green peas optional
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. green chilli powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  1. Crumble your cottage cheese (paneer) by hand and keep aside.
  2. Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds.
  3. Let them sputter.
  4. Now add finely chopped onions and fry them for 2 minutes.
  5. Add green chillies, chopped garlic and tomatoes and fry for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the crumbled paneer along with turmeric powder, chilli powder (if using), garam masala and salt. Add peas if using. Mix well.
  7. Cook for about 4 minutes on low flame. Don’t overcook. You want paneer to stay soft.
  8. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  9. Garnish with chopped mint and coriander leaves and serve hot.
  10. Delicious paneer bhurji is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

This quick easy recipe is delightfully tasty even when at room temperature.
Goes very well with rotis or parathas.
You can add other vegetables like mushroom, capsicum etc. though peas are the best.
You can use oil instead of butter but butter does taste better.
Some people garnish with some melted butter. I prefer not to.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Paneer Bhurji Recipe | Scrambled Cottage Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 118mg5%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 257mg26%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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the bespectacled mother July 3, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Preparing paneer bhurji is so easy. I would prefer using ghee to prepare it. Do you have a recipe of egg bhurji on your blog? I would like to experiment with it and see if D will accept eating it.

Rachna July 3, 2018 - 4:16 pm

Oh yes, ghee will work great as well
Sure, I do have egg bhurji recipe too. Here you go

the bespectacled mother July 3, 2018 - 5:02 pm

So nice of you, Rachna to share the egg bhurji recipe. It was eye opening in the sense I had thought of it as to first boil the eggs and then scramble and add them to the onion tomato mixture in the pan. I intend to make it for dinner today.

Rachna July 3, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Super. Do share how the recipe turns out. Make with plain parathas. Tastes really good. ?

writershilpa July 4, 2018 - 1:39 pm

I LOVE paneer in any recipe..and paneer bhurji is a favourite–can have it all day, every day!I know that sounds exaggerated, but, really…I mean it! And, with toasted bread slice, it goes so well! ❤

Obsessivemom July 5, 2018 - 4:03 pm

We all love paneer bhurji, without the peas though. We have it once a week at least. It’s so easy to make I reserve it for the days the maid bunks.

Vinitha July 6, 2018 - 12:33 am

Looks yummy! I have never tasted paneer bhurji, though egg bhurji is a favorite in our house. Will try this recipe. Thanks, Rachna.
I tried your easy potato roast recipe and my son loved it. Thank you. ?


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