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 using grated paneer, sautéed in oil with spices, 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 task here. With that ready, the recipe takes just about 10 minutes. As far as paneer or cottage cheese, you can make it fresh at home or if you can’t be bothered like me, ensure to buy good quality paneer from your nearest store and use that. If you like you can even include vegetables such as green peas, spinach, etc., besides the onion and tomatoes.

Paneer Bhurji

Check out other paneer recipes here:

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

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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 mins
Cook Time15 mins
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: 3


  • Cooking pan with lid


  • 200 gm Paneer grated
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 green chilies (or to taste) finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped


  • Heat coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. (you can use coconut oil or any vegetable oil of your choice)
  • Add cumin seeds, allow them to sizzle.
  • Add green chilies and onion, sauté until onion translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle a pinch of salt over them, cover and cook on low heat until tomatoes soft & mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder, sauté and add the grated paneer, stir to combine, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until paneer soft.
  • Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve warm (drizzle a bit of lime juice if you like before serving) with chapatis/rotis or add it to your toast. Enjoy!

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