Paneer Bhurji Recipe

This is my go to tiffin that I take to work around 90 percent of the time and you know what, this is something that I can eat for months on end without tiring of it.

I make the paneer from scratch because I find that its fresher and healthier this way. Paneer is a vegetarian source of protein and is super easy to make.


200 gms crumbled paneer made from fresh milk

2 medium onions

1 tomato

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1 green chilly

1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon chilly powder

1 teaspoon garam masala powder

salt to taste


  1. Here I made the paneer from scratch. I brought a litre of milk to a boil. Switched the flame off and then added 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Give this a good stir till the milk separates. Strain the mixture and keep the paneer aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle. Then add the chopped green chilly. Fry for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and fry till the onions turn translucent.
  4. Then add the tomato and cook till the tomato is soft. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Then add the coriander leaves, turmeric ,chilly and garam masala powder and fry for a minute.
  6. Lastly add the crumbled up paneer and give a good mix and stir well. You can break of mash some of the pieces even further.
  7. Add salt tot taste.
  8. The way I love to have this is rolled up as a filling in some chapatis.

Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Put a litre of milk in a pan and keep it on a medium flame
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Keep an eye on it incase it spills and once it comes to a boil,switch the flame off
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice and give it a stir. The milk seperates and the solids are used for making the bhurji. This is cottage cheese.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
This is the paneer to be used for the bhurji. Strain this and collect the cottage cheese
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Ingredients for the bhurji. 2 medium onions, 1 tomato, 1 green chilly and ginger garlic paste, coriander leaves
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil/ghee in a kadai
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Crackle a teaspoon of cumin seeds/jeera and then add 1 chopped green chilly
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Add the chopped onions and frey till the onions turn translucent.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Add the tomato and cook till the tomato is mushy
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Then add a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell disappears
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of chilly powder and 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder and stir for 30 seconds
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Then add the paneer and give it a good mix. Break up the paneer into tiny pieces. Add the coriander leaves and salt to taste.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Your delicious paneer bhurji is ready to serve