Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Palak Paneer Bhurji is a healthy and delicious Indian dish made with spinach and scrambled paneer (Indian cottage cheese). This flavorful dish is very easy to cook and can be prepared in just a few minutes.

To make this dish, finely chopped fresh palak (spinach) and freshly grated or crumbled paneer is cooked along with onions, tomatoes and a mild dose of Indian spices.

This dish tastes best when using homemade paneer, since it crumbles very easily. However, it can also be prepared using store bought paneer and grating it. Also this recipe calls for finely chopped spinach, and the spinach leaves should not be blended into a puree.

This dish is is less common but an interesting twist to its more famous and popular sibling palak paneer. Palak paneer bhurji mirrors a classical fried and scrambled eggs preparation which goes by the named ‘bhurji’. Another similar dish which uses only paneer but has similar texture and preparation method as this dish is paneer bhurji.

Healthy & nutritious

Palak paneer bhurji is quite nutritious, as spinach being a green leafy vegetable is loaded with iron and other nutrients and paneer is a rich source of protein. Both the ingredients are low in calories as well.

Spinach is something that the kids may not like on its own. This dish makes spinach more palatable and gives it a creamy touch & texture which makes it more likable to kids.

Serving suggestions

This sumptuous palak paneer bhurji is a good accompaniment to all type of Indian breads like rotis, phulkas, Naan etc. I can even be had with rice.

Another fun way to enjoy palak paneer bhurji and to make it even more kid friendly is to use it as a filling for sandwiches, kathi rolls or wraps.

To make palak paneer bhurji wrap, place 2 spoons of the bhurji on a roti, then sprinkle some finely chopped onions, chaat masala & lemon juice on top. You can also drizzle some mint chutney, coriander chutney or tomato ketchup on top. Then roll the roti to make a wrap and enjoy.

To make Palak Paneer Bhurji at home take a look at the video or follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info

Servings: 4

CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

Total Time:

Prep Time:

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories240

Fat17g

Carbohydrates: 7g

Protein: 12g

Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe Video

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Ingredients For Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe

  • 50gm Spinach Leaves (Palak)
  • 200gm Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  • ~1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds (jeera) in it. Roast the cumin seeds for a few seconds.

  • When the cumin seeds start crackling, add some finely chopped onions, finely chopped green chillies, minced ginger & garlic.

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  • Fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat till the onions turn golden brown.

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  • Add finely chopped tomatoes to the pan.

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  • Stir occasionally and cook for 4-5 minutes till the tomatoes become soft.

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  • Add turmeric powder (haldi), red chilli powder, garam masala and salt to the pan.

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  • Stir to mix and roast the spices for a couple of minutes.

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  • Add chopped spinach leaves to the pan.

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  • Mix well with the masala and let it cook. The leaves will start leaving water.

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  • Cook till the water is dried up and the spinach leaves are cooked.

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  • Add crumbled or grated paneer to the pan.

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  • Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes. In the end, sprinkle some lemon juice on top and mix again.

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  • Palak Paneer Bhurji is ready. Serve it hot with roti, naan or rice.

    Palak Paneer Bhurji is an Indian dish made with spinach and scrambled paneer. It is a healthy & flavorful dish which can be made in minutes.

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Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe

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