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Dry Paneer Bhurji served in a black bowl with lemon wedge on side
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Paneer Bhurji

Dry Paneer Bhurji recipe is an Indian cottage cheese scramble made with onion, tomato and spices for an easy to make Indian breakfast
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword keto paneer bhurji, paneer bhurji
Diet Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 205kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup used [1 cup = 250ml]

  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled paneer/cottage cheese (appx 100 grams)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • In a kadai/pan, add oil, once oil is hot, add cumin seeds let them splutter.Then add minced ginger , garlic, green chili and saute for few seconds.
  • Add onions and saute till they are soft and translucent.
  • Next add the finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder ,garam masala ,salt and mix well. Cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  • Then add crumbled paneer and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Finally add lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  • Paneer bhurji is ready and can be served with roti,naan,rice.


Tips & Variations

  1. For Best Results use homemade paneer since it will be softer than the store brought.
  2. If you have leftover bhurji, you can use it as a filling for stuffed paratha, puff pastry, sandwich.
  3. To make paneer bhurji more soft and juicy add 2 tablespoons of milk at the end and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. To make street style or dhabha style paneer bhurji replace oil with butter, makes it richer.
  5. You can also add veggies like minced broccoli, bell pepper, mushrooms, or some chopped spinach or kale for extra nutrition.
  6. Vegans can follow the same recipe and replace paneer with extra firm tofu.
  7. Replace garam masala with pav bhaji masala to give it a twist.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg