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Paneer Bhurji | How to make Punjabi Matar Paneer Bhurji | Dry Paneer Bhurji

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hola guys!! I am back with my love for Paneer!! It's Paneer Bhurji time!!

I have been keeping crazy busy from last 2 weeks. Work and other household chores has been taking up a little more than my 24 hours in a day so much so that there are so many blog posts pending to be published. I salute bloggers who have a regular 9 to 5-day job and still squeeze in the time to blog regularly. No whining, this is how it's going to be moving ahead, so I better find time to do something I love and do as my hobby.

How have you all been? We had a blast 2 weeks ago with never ending Onam celebrations.
28th August was Onam, which happened to be a Friday, and thus all celebrations were moved to weekends. Saturday we celebrated it with friends and their families and on Sunday with few relatives around here. For almost 3-4 days, both of us have been eating all the leftovers from Sadya and finally are back on track now. In case you guys aren't aware what is Onam and a Sadya, here is a brief gist from me. Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala, a southern most state in India and is celebrated for a span of 10 days and Sadya is a variety of vegetarian dishes served traditionally on banana leaf(unless you are from Northern Kerala,where people eat non-veg during Onam!).

I have managed to take a picture of the Sadya we had.

Coming back to the Paneer Bhurji, this is my saviour on days when I am not in mood to cook a very lavish meal but would still like to have something tasty. After many variations that I have tried over the time, this one is the best way I feel to make them. If you guys have a different method or add anything extra please let me know in comments below. I will be more than happy to try them the next time around.

Detailed recipe has been added at the bottom of the page.

Step by step pictorial representation.

Paneer Bhurji
An easy to make side dish that goes with rice, rotis and naan. The best ever restaurant style paneer bhurji.

  • 450 gms Paneer
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Green Chili Crushed
  • 1 medium sized Onions
  • As needed Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 small sized Tomato
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Few Sprigs Cilantro

1. Grate paneer finely.Chop Onions and Tomatoes. Crush ginger    garlic and green chilies.
2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, once they crackle, add cumin seeds.
3. Add crushed ginger garlic chili and saute till the raw smell subsides.
4. Add onions, salt and all the spice powders. Cook on a low flame.
5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for around 5 minutes.Add peas and cook till peas becomes tender. Now add the grated paneer. Mix well. Cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and squeeze the lemon. Garnish with cilantro(coriander) leaves.

Serve hot with rice, rotis, bread or pav.

Do try this recipe and let me know how it has turned out.

Till we meet again,



  1. Hello Remya,
    I would love to make your delicious looking dish but am confused by the item "1 Tb ginger garlic green chili, crushed" Can I assume you are calling for 1 Tb EACH of ginger, garlic and a green chili of some sort? If so, what chili are you recommending?

    1. It's 1 tsp of ginger garlic and green chili crushed together. I use thai spicy chilies.


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