Friday, September 25, 2009

Paneer Bhurji

Bhurji is a name used for dryish kind of a curry. Egg bhurji (something similar to scrambled eggs but with masalas) being the famous form. For people who don’t eat eggs, it can be substituted with Paneer or Indian cheese. This is a quick recipe and comes handy when you are left with no veggies/ minimal veggies or when you don’t want to get into an elaborate dish. Both egg bhurji and paneer bhurji tastes yummy when made with right masalas. I would like to mention that its 1 of our favorites during cold & wet day!

Here goes my version of Paneer bhurji


Finely chopped onions – 1cup

Finely chopped tomatoes – 1cup

Finely chopped peppers – 1cup

Ginger grated – inch

Green chillies – 3 or 4

Red chilly powder –1tsp

Garam masala – 1/2tsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp

Asafetida – ¼ tsp

Paneer grated – 200gm

Salt to taste

Oil – 2tbsp


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Then add turmeric, asafetida, ginger, green chillies and along with this sauté onions.
  • Next add peppers and fry for sometime.
  • Then add tomatoes, salt, red chily powder and garam masala and mix well.
  • Lastly mix together the grated paneer and simmer for few min.
  • Garnish with cilantro.

Variation: There’s no hard and fast rule to be followed while making this dish. You can add any vegetables of your choice but remember they need to be finely chopped or else it doesn’t blend well with the paneer or egg. Paneer can be substituted with beaten eggs to make egg bhurji. Masalas also can be altered according to your taste.

Serving suggestion: It can be served with hot chapathis, rotis. Some prefer eating with rice and pickle as accompaniment.

Have a nice weekend!!


  1. It's really good to know this dish for us who don't use eggs. Thanks a lot. We'll defenitely try this.

  2. great going :)..and I love this too :)..

  3. Dear Rashmi Paneer Burjee. What a dish you have selected LOVELY,I liked it It will be good even as Snack.with a cup of Tea. I have all encourgement for your on going efforts KEEP IT UP Geetha MAHADEVAPURA.

  4. Thanks Mallikarjuna D G for your comments and do let me know once you try the dish.

    Thanks Raksha and Mahadevapura


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