How to make nutritious Paneer Burji

[Scrambled Cottage Cheese]


Paneer or Cottage cheese is one of the most loved ingredients in India. It packed with protein and is healthy. Cottage cheese can be used in a variety of dishes & cuisines. This is a paneer burji recipe which literally translates to scrambled cottage cheese.

This is a famous Mumbai street food served with the iconic Ladi pav (soft bread). This is a simple recipe. But you can add your own spin by changing the spices or adding whatever vegetables you like. You can add this as a filling in any bread you like.

For all the non-Indians head over to an Indian grocery store and you will all the spices and cottage cheese.

Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook time: 15-20minutes
Yield: For 2 persons.

Paneer Burji Ingredients


  • 2 cups / 200 gms – Paneer (grated)
  • 1 – Red onions (chopped) medium size
  • 1-2 – Tomatoes (chopped) medium size
  • 2 – Green chillies (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp – Oil
  • 1 tsp – Salt (Or as per taste)


  • 1 tsp – Rai (mustard) seeds
  • 1 tsp – Jeera (Cumin) seeds
  • 1 tsp – Haldi (Turmeric) powder
  • 1 tsp – Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp – Kanda salun masala (onion garlic spice) OR 1 tbsp garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp – Chaat Masala (a blend of spices with black salt, it’s sweet, tangy in flavour)


  • Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Lemon wedges

Paneer Burji – Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan/ kadhai.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped green chillies and sauté it for a couple of secs. [If you are using garlic paste add it now.]
  3. Add chopped onions and cook them on low to medium flame.
  4. Once onion softens, add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, kanda salun masala. Mix well
  5. Once the tomatoes have softened & you see little oil in the pan add the grated paneer. Mix well. Cover and let it simmer on low flame.
  6. After 2-3 minutes add salt & chaat masala. Mix well.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Drizzle juice of 1 lemon wedge before serving.
  8. Enjoy it hot with whatever bread you like. You can even use any type of Indian flat-breads.


Paneer Burji
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