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Methi Paneer Bhurji

Methi Paneer Bhurji is a famous indian breqkfast and side recipe made with scrambled indian cottage cheese , fresh fenugreek leaves, onions, tomatoes and mild spices . Serve with any flat breads, toast or even use as sadnwich filler.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4
Calories 187 kcal


  • 200-250 grams Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 2 large ripen tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 - 2 green chilli finely chopped or slit
  • a pinch of ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon coraiander powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder or cayanne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoons coarinder leaves finely chopped


  • Heat a pan and spray with cooking oil. Crackle cumin seeds ,add finely chopped or crushed ginger garlic and sauté until raw smell goes off.
  • Add finely chopped onions, salt and fry for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook until it turns mushy but still when water remains.
  • Add washed and drained fresh fenugreek leaves(or spinach leaves) and mix well, allow it to cook for a couple of minutes until the leaves are wilted.
  • Add the spice powders including ground turmeric, coriander, red chilli powder and garam masala and mix well, allow it to cook couple of minutes by not burning the spices.
  • Add crumbled paneer and mix well allowing the onion tomato mixture to coat the paneer well.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves if desired and add lemon juice. and serve hot with any flatbreads or eat on its own with some onion salad on the side.


Use either green chilli or red chilli powder if you can't tolerate much spice.
Can replace fenugreek leaves with other greens like spinach.
Use shredded carrots, finely chopped green or red or yellow peppers to add extra nutrition.
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Calories: 187kcal
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