Classic Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji….ahhh! Comfort food in my home. If you have picky eaters in your family, give this a try. It is a favorite in the buffet line up at the local Indian restaurant I visit. Paneer has some great health benefits. Namely, it is a good source of protein and is supposed to be an aid in a weight loss journey. I enjoyed this dish with some phulkas and it worked so well together 🙂


  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cook time – 20 minutes


  • Paneer (Grated) – 400 g
    • I grate the paneer if it is hard, but if yours is homemade it is probably easy to just crumble with your hands. Follow either method based on the paneer texture
  • Large Red Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1
  • Bell Peppers (Finely Chopped) – 2
  • Roma Tomatoes (Chopped) – 2
  • Indian Green Chilli (Chopped) – 2
  • Cumin seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
    • I use 2% Reduced Milk
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Leaves for garnish – 1 tbsp


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Once the start to sizzle, add the ginger garlic paste and green chilli. Saute for 30 seconds
  2. Add the onions. Saute for 5 minutes
  3. Add the capsicum and tomatoes. Mix on medium heat for 5 minutes
  4. Add the masalas and salt. Mix for 2 minutes
  5. Add the lemon juice and paneer. Mix for 2 minutes until well combined
  6. Add the milk and mix well for 2 minutes (if you want more milk, add some now)
  7. Garnish with coriander and serve warm 🙂



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