Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Bhurji

Servings: 2
Cuisine: Indian
Course: Main Course
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There is more to Punjabi cuisine than just tandoori chicken. Quick and easy to rustle up, Paneer Bhurji is also a family favorite.


  • 200 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilies powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Crumb the paneer and keep aside.
  • Parboil the peas and keep aside. If using frozen peas, you can use them directly after thawing.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add in the chopped onions and saute until translucent. Add in the tomatoes and peas and cook for a minute.
  • Add in the salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, and turmeric.
  • Add in the paneer next and mix well.
  • Cook until done and serve hot.


  • If the paneer seems too dry, add in a tablespoon or two of curd.
  • The leftover works great as toasties for kids.

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Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Bhurji