Paneer Bhurji | Panir Bhurjee | Scrambled Paneer Subzi

Who does not like Paneer? And what better way to have Panir than this particular Paneer Bhurjee Recipe! We love the versatility of this dish, and as the name suggests, it can be had as a Subzi (side dish), or in a Naan / Chapati / Paratha roll or for breakfast, on a toast, use it as a filling for samosas…the list is endless and the options, priceless!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6


Paneer – 14 ounce pkg, grated, crumbled in food processed (approx 4 cups)
Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1/2 large, finely chopped
Garlic – 3 cloves, minced
Ginger – 2″ pc., minced
Green Chilies – to taste, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 2 medium or 1 large, chopped
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chili Powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
Cumin Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala – 1/4 teaspoon
Chaat Masala – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Dried Fenugreek Leaves – 1 Tablespoon
Cilantro – 10 sprigs, finely chopped
Lime Juice – a squeeze


1. Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.
2. Add Cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle.
3. Add Onions, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilis.
4. Sauté for 1-2 mins until Onions are translucent.
5. Add Tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes until Tomatoes are soft.
6. Add Cumin Powder, Red Chili Powder, Chaat Masala, Garam Masala, and Coriander Powder. Mix and cook for 1 minute.
7. With your palms, crush the Fenugreek Leaves and add to the Masala.
8. Add crumbled Paneer and Salt and mix until Paneer is well coated with the masala.
7. Cover and allow the Paneer to heat through (2-3 minutes).
8. Add in Cilantro and squeeze a dash of Lime Juice and mix.
9. Serve with Parathas, Chapatis or enjoy with a toast for breakfast!

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2 thoughts on “Paneer Bhurji | Panir Bhurjee | Scrambled Paneer Subzi

  1. For those of us who don’t have close access to naan or the flatbread you show, I wonder if whole wheat tortillas would work? I suspect employing a cast iron griddle or regular pizza stone would be necessary since tortillas are quite flexible. Going to have to try it out.

    1. Hello Richard,
      There are a whole lot of options you can use in place of the Naan like Tortilla (yes, like you mentioned above), Pita breads, Flatbread (available at grocery stores), Phyllo sheets…amongst lots of other options.
      Let us know what you try out and needless to say, we’d love your feedback!
      Stay Safe and Happy Cooking!

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