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Paneer Bhurji (Scrambled Cottage Cheese)



Cottage cheese (Paneer)- 50 gms
Cashew nuts-  5-6 , broken in halves
Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Onion – one medium, chopped in small square pieces
Tomato –  one small, finely chopped
Capsicum – one small, chopped in small square pieces
Green chilies – 2-3, finely chopped
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Turmeric (Haldi) – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala – 2-3 pinches
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Red chili powder as per taste
Cornflour – 1tsp
Salt as per taste
Cooking oil


  • Sprinkle ½ tsp cornflour uniformly in a bowl. Now grate paneer block in the bowl. Try to make thick gratings. Add remaining cornflour and mix well. Cornflour prevents sticking of paneer gratings from each other while frying.
  • Fry grated paneer to get a  slight brown color. While frying take care that you don’t mash up the paneer. Keep the fried paneer aside.
  • Fry cashew nuts till they are slightly brown. Keep them aside.
  • Fry chopped onions and capsicum till they are soft. Keep them aside.
  • Fry green chillies for a minute.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry well.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes till they are completely soften up.
  • Add garam masala powder, coriander powder, zeera powder, haldi, red chili powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add fried onions, capsicum and paneer. Mix everything properly.
  • Garnish paneer bhurji with fried cashew nuts chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with parathas.

Serves/Makes:  2

You can also enjoy spicy paneer bhurji as stuffing for sandwiches.


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