Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry

Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry

Paneer bhurji or scrambled paneer is a quick & yummy, semi-dry side dish made with grated paneer, sautéed in oil with spices, chopped onions, tomatoes, and herbs. It’s a great side dish to eat whole wheat rotis/chapatis and naan with, or you can top it on your toast to make a quick meal.

Grating paneer is the only (slightly) time-consuming prep for this recipe, and with that ready, this is just a 10 minutes side dish. For this recipe, I have used store-bought paneer. You can either make it fresh at home if you have the time or buy good quality paneer from your nearest store and use it.

I hope you try this easy recipe. Enjoy!

Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry

An under 15-minutes side dish for rotis/chapatis made with grated paneer sautéed in oil with spices, onions, tomatoes and spices.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cottage Cheese Recipe, Grated Paneer Recipe, Indian Curry, Paneer, Paneer Burji, Paneer Curry, Paneer stir fry, vegan, Vegetarian Side Dish
Servings: 2 people


  • Cooking pan with lid


  • 200 gm grated paneer
  • 100 gm green peas
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies (or to taste) finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • a handful of cilantro finely chopped
  • juice of half a lemon


  • Heat cooking oil in a pan on medium heat.
    Add cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle. Then add chopped green chilies and onion, and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and salt, cover, and cook on low heat until tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add powdered spices – turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder, garam masala and sauté for a few seconds.
    Add the grated paneer, stir to combine, cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes until paneer is soft.
  • Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm.
    Drizzle a bit of lemon juice if you like before serving with chapatis/rotis. Enjoy!


Paneer tends to harden fast, so serve bhurji immediately or warm it on low heat for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Check out other paneer recipes:

Panner Butter Masala
Methi Paneer
Palak Paneer
Mattar Paneer
Air Fryer Chili Paneer

Let me know if you tried this recipe by tagging a picture of your preparation on my Instagram @swaadista and using #swaadistarecipes.

Happy cooking, happy eating!

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