Paneer Bhurji | Paneer Bhujia (Simple and Easy Version)

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Paneer Bhurji is a very simple and easy dish that goes well with Chappathi. This dish is called as Paneer Bhujia, Paneer Podimass, Paneer Bhurji…..etc. Sometimes, on a lazy day, I make Paneer Bhurji and have it as an accompaniment for Rasam. Usually, I make it when I have less paneer at home. You can also eat it as a snack. I made this recipe last Saturday and wanted to take good pictures, but Gj and Sanvi were very hungry and wanted the dish right away. They were not able to wait for few minutes, so I just took few pictures quickly and served the dish to them. Next time, when I make it again, I have to take good pictures.

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Preparation time: Under 10 minutes.
Cook time: Under 15 minutes.
Serves: 2 people


Grated paneer – 200 gm (1 cup)

Finely chopped small onions – 1 cup

Finely chopped green chillies – 2 to 3 nos.

Finely chopped ginger (enji) – 1 small piece

Finely chopped garlic (poondu) – 6 to 8 nos.

Pepper powder (milagu thool) – 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1/4 teaspoon

Cumin powder (seeraga thool) – 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves (karuvepillai) – 1 sprig

Coriander leaves – for garnishing

Salt – as desired

Oil – 2 teaspoons


Beginners, please click “How to make homemade paneer?” for the recipe.

1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, and salt. Stir well and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

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2. Once onion turns transparent, add grated paneer, pepper powder (milagu thool), cumin powder (seeraga thool), and salt. Stir well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Now Paneer Bhurji | Paneer Bhujia is ready! Serve hot.

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  • If you are using frozen paneer then bring it to room temperature before using it. If you do not find time, just immerse the paneer in boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • You can also thaw the paneer to bring it to room temperature.
  • You can also run paneer once in a mixie/blender to make grated paneer.

Serving Suggestion. Rotis and Rice. You can also use Paneer Bhurji as a stuffing for Parathas.

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