Paneer bhurji pav - Bread rolls with scrambled paneer

March 3, 2017

Once you spend a significant amount of time in any place, it stays with you wherever you go. I spent a significant amount of my childhood in Bombay, yes, I belong to the era when it was called Bombay, I use the word Mumbai now, but there is a certain emotional attachment  to Bombay. Once you live in Bombay, you end up consuming a significant amount of pav for breakfast, lunch and sometimes even dinner. Vada pav, pav bhaji, masala pav, usal pav, misal pav, dabeli, samosa pav.......I have never found a good alternate to pav outside of Bombay in terms of taste. There are many that come close and have become our go to options. I tend to gravitate towards these kind of veggie dishes served with pav for breakfast, because they are quick, convenient and super yummy.





Yellow onion - 1 finely chopped

Green pepper - 1 finely chopped

Carrots - 2 small or 1 large grated thick

Green chilli - 1-2 according to taste

Tomato - 1 finely chopped

Cilantro - a handful finely chopped

Paneer - 3 oz (a third of the block of Nanak paneer)

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Salt to taste


Slider buns/ English muffins - 5 

Butter - for toasting the bread




  1. Chop onion, green pepper and grate carrot.

  2. Take a saute pan on medium heat and add olive oil, once it is warm, add onions and peppers.

  3. Once they soften, add grated carrot and turmeric.

  4. While the onions and peppers are sauteing, chop green chilli, tomato and grate paneer.

  5. After carrot cooks a bit add green chilli, coriander powder and salt and mix well.

  6. Add chopped tomato and cook till it softens.

  7. Add grated paneer and mix well.

  8. Cook for a few minutes till the whole vegetable mix comes together.

  9. Add cilantro and mix well and stop cooking.

  10. Take a skillet and heat it.

  11. Take either slider buns or english muffins and toast them with a smear of butter.

  12. Fill the bread with the paneer mix.

  13. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast / lunch.




I try to include these pictures of cut vegetables to give an idea of how finely they need to be chopped. This picture does not include all ingredients.














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Hi There

I'm Sirisha. I cook simple vegetarian food. You will find Indian vegetarian family recipes and will be privy to my experiments. Happy cooking!

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