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recipe for paneer bhurji

Recipe for Paneer Bhurji / Paneer Bhurji Gravy

Recipe for paneer bhurji - This scrambled paneer stir fry has everything you love in a tikka and everything you love in a side dish for roti; combine them both and you get Paneer Bhurji. It is an excellent source of protein and it is super delicious! It pairs perfectly with flatbreads and can easily be made into rolls for lunch.
Course Lunch
Cuisine North Indian
Keyword indian paneer recipes, paneer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Niveditha


  • Saute Pan



  • Put a sauté pan on the stove and heat it up. Add the oil/ghee to it and let it begin to smoke a bit. Once that happens, add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Quickly add the green chillies and onions to the pan. Sauté in medium flame until the onions turn translucent.
  • Next, add the ginger garlic paste and stir it around for a few seconds. Then add the chopped tomatoes along with the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, amchur powder, garam masala, cumin powder, fennel seed powder, and the salt. Sauté it until the tomatoes are mushy.
  • Finally add the paneer and stir to bring it all together. Add few tablespoons of water if required. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the crumbled paneer bits are all soft.
  • Sprinkle some coriander leaves on the paneer bhurji, remove the pan from heat and serve it immediately!


  • You can use freshly made paneer or storebought paneer for this. Storebought paneer may need a bit of water to cook.
  • This paneer bhurji tastes best when served immediately. If you have leftovers, microwave them before serving. 
  • Paneer bhurji goes well with rotis or any flatbread. 
  • Pav Bhaji masala is usually added to this dish. If you have it at home, add 1/2-1 tsp of it. Otherwise, no need to bother about it because most of the ingredients are already used here.
  • If you like a spicy paneer bhurji, use 1 tsp of chilli powder instead of 1/2 tsp.