paneer bhurji

Paneer Bhurji

The perfect combination of buttery soft, crumbled paneer and a rich, mouth-watering gravy. It is equally as easy to prepare Dhaba Style Paneer Bhurji at home. Incorporating street style into a classic paneer dish is great for special occasions. Make your paneer bhurji even more delicious with parathas, naan bread, pav, or bread toast.

In this post, I’ll take you through the end-to-end steps to make a Paneer Bhurji.

Key Ingredients to Include in Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese). This recipe relies heavily on paneer. Fresh cheese is known as paneer. Fresh paneer is what I use in making my paneer bhurji every time. I love how much better it tastes. Sure, you can use store-bought paneer if you need more time or feel like making it. It’s best to use fresh paneer if you can. With paneer ready, you can make this dish in 15 minutes.


  • Fresh red and green chilies. I use fresh green Indian chilies. It’s fine to use any red or green chili that’s small and hot. The amount you use will depend on what level of spiciness you prefer.


  • Ginger-Garlic-chili Paste. This recipe also includes ginger, garlic, and paste. The same combination of ginger, garlic, and chili can be grated or chopped. It is always best to use freshly made ginger, garlic, and chili paste, but ready-made paste is also an option. The green chili can be left out if you are making this for young children.

paneer bhurji


  • Spices. Indian ground spices include cumin seeds, turmeric powder, mustard powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, and Kasuri methi. Indian stores easily carry most of these ground Indian spices.


  • Gram flour. Garbanzo bean flour is also known as besan, chickpea flour, and chickpea flour. The nutty flavor also adds body to the gravy, helping to thicken it. A large well-stocked supermarket or Indian grocery store should carry it.


  • Onions and Tomatoes. Many Indian dishes include both onions and tomatoes. White onions, yellow onions, or red onions are good onions to use.


  • Ghee. It gives a wonderful taste to paneer bhurji to cook in oil, adding a rich, delicious taste to it. In any case, it can be made in oil. Oil and ghee may also be mixed to make it.

paneer bhurji

Let’s dive in and take a look at the recipe:

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 2


  • ​​200g grated paneer
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Whole spices – 2 cardamom, 2 cloves and 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp besan or chickpea flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped capsicum
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp crushed Kasuri methi 


  1. Cook oil in a kadhai over medium heat.
  2. Use whole spices to temper.
  3. Once the onions are golden brown, add them to the pan.
  4. Put the garlic and ginger paste into a bowl. Add the green chillies. Cook until raw aroma is completely gone.
  5. Assimilate the masala paste and besan well by stirring it continuously.
  6. Once the tomatoes are added, cook until the oil starts to come out of the sides.
  7. Adding salt and spices completes the seasoning.
  8. Make sure the masala is not sticking by pouring some hot water on it. Boil this mixture.
  9. Mix well with the paneer.
  10. Once the oil has been released, add garam masala, kasuri methi, and coriander.
  11. Stir it one last time and serve with plain parathas or rotis. 

paneer bhurji

I hope you enjoyed reading the easy-to-make restaurant-style Paneer bhurji recipe. I’m sure to can’t resist the deliciousness of the Paneer bhurji. So get ready with the ingredients and get going with having the top of the now tasty lunch and dinner.

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