Sanoli's Kitchen: PANEER BHURJI

Sunday, October 21, 2012


This is an easy, quick and very flavourful Punjabi dish with full of protein. Who doesn't like eggs, paneer is a fabulous alternative to them. You can have it with rotis or parathas, make kathi roll or wrap of it or make paneer stuffed sandwiches or puffs; all are simply delightful and a great idea for lunch box. So, here is the recipe of luscious fingerlicking Paneer Bhurji! This is my Mom's favourite dish. She likes paneer too much. So here I dedicate this recipe to my Mom, my Guru.

1 Cup Grated/Crumbled Paneer (cottage cheese)
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, cut in small cubes
1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1 Medium Tomato (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
1/3 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (kasoori methi)
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Sugar (for flavour)
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 tsp minced Ginger
1 tsp chopped Garlic
2 tbsps finely chopped Cilantro
1 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
3 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida in it. When cumin seed crackles, add minced garlic in it, saute for 30-40 seconds. Now add onion in it. Fry till onion turns golden brown.

Now add tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt in it.

Saute for 2 minutes, then add green chillies, minced ginger, garam masala and cumin powder in it. Fry till tomato gets fully mushy and spices leave oil.

Add grated paneer in it. Mix nicely so that paneer coats well with the spices. Add sugar and stir for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.

Now add finely chopped green bell peppers in it. It gives not only a nice colour but flavour too. Keep stirring for 2 minutes.

At this time add chaat masala, lemon juice, dry fenugreek leaves and cilantro in it. Stir for a minute or two. Remove from heat.

Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve hot with roti, naan or paratha.
TIPS: You may use your curdled milk in this way.
          May add green peas in it.
          If you use Red, yellow or orange bell peppers instead of only green bell peppers,
          it gives a very colourful and attractive look.


  1. yummy i love paneer bhurji
    for divyas first event master chef i had sent paneer bhurji grilled sandwich
    stuffed the bhurji in sandwich
    its just awesome
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  2. Wow.. looking very nice dear!!! I don't know bhurji. First time to hear:)

  3. looks nice to eat with chappati....will bookmark

  4. my all time favorite recipe with bread....nicely done...

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  5. That's an extremely flavoursome recipe....

  6. paneer bhurji looks very delicious and spicy. I am salivating here.

  7. wow very tempting burji,luks yum...

  8. love this with roti or even as sandwich filling

  9. first time here...
    paneer bhurji looks delicious :)
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  10. one of my favorite dish. first time here, do visit my space too pl.

  11. Never get bored of this yummy bhurji, simply love it.

  12. Looks delicious and so comforting! You introduced me to a new dish!

  13. Delicious bhurji love that it has paneer in it. Thanks for linking withFavorite recipes event: Vegetarian recipes

  14. Never tried kasuri met hi for this. Looks delicious and healthy indeed

  15. Must have tasted very good..wish to try soon...

  16. tempting and looks so gud :) when u have time adhirasam's (snc challenge this month) and do post your veiws :)

  17. am sorry for typo :( pls do chk my adhirasam's and comment your views :)

  18. I love paneer bhurji.First time to your space lovely recipes.