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paneer bhurji recipe
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paneer bhurji recipe | how to make dry paneer bhurji recipe

easy paneer bhurji recipe | how to make dry paneer bhurji recipe
Course curry
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 Servings


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste / adrak lasun ka paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cup paneer / cottage cheese crumbled
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves crushed
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped


  • firstly, in a large kadai heat oil and saute cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.
  • further add onions, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste.
  • saute well till the onions turn slightly golden brown.
  • now add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  • additionally, add ½ tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp garam masala powder and salt to taste.
  • roast the spices on low flame for a minute.
  • furthermore add crumbled paneer / cottage cheese and mix gently.
  • mix gently without mashing out paneer.
  • cover and simmer for 3 minutes till the paneer gets cooked well. do not over cook paneer, as they turn hard and chewy.
  • also add crushed kasuri methi and coriander leaves.
  • mix gently, making sure everything is combined well.
  • finally, serve paneer bhurji hot with chapathi or paratha.