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  • Writer's pictureKomal Soni

Paneer Bhurji


  • 250 grams paneer, crumbled or grated

  • 2 tablespoons ghee

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 cup capsicum, chopped

  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste

  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 3 teaspoons red chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin-coriander powder

  • 2 teaspoons garam masala

  • Salt to taste

  • Pinch of black pepper powder(optional)

  • 1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped


  • In a large pan/kadai, heat ghee, oil and saute cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.

  • Now add green chili and ginger paste.

  • Add tomatoes & capsicums and saute till they turn soft and mushy.

  • Now add red chili powder, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, pepper, and salt.

  • Mix on low flame for a minute.

  • Add in crumbled paneer and mix gently.

  • Cover and simmer for few minutes till the paneer gets cooked well. do not overcook paneer, as they turn hard and chewy.

  • Now add butter and coriander leaves.

  • Mix gently, making sure everything is combined well.

  • Serve paneer bhurji hot with chapati or paratha.

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