Makai Paneer Bhurji ~ Corn Paneer Scramble



Making my kids eat paneer is a headache. They don’t like it at all. Rasha says it is too blank, and yes, if not cooked properly, it doesn’t have much of a taste. That explains why I hardly have paneer recipes on the blog. But once while we were watching Chef Harpal’s show on FoodFood, he cooked up this dish. My kids love his show, especially when he starts singing “Namak Shamak, Namak Shamak, daal dethe hain…” πŸ˜€ So while this show was going in the background, Rasha asked me if I could make this for dinner. I was a little shocked, since she shows her paneer dislike very evidently. I guess she was more interested in the corn. Anyway, happy that I got a chance to try something with paneer, I made it the very same day.


First of all, it takes hardly any time. The taste is very mild and creamy due to the paneer and the milk, but if you love dishes like that, then this one is for you. It makes a delicious filling for a sandwich too. The subtle flavors and the ginger in it gives a light feeling to the tummy, so it is an apt light dinner or breakfast idea. I love how simple Punjabi dishes like these can make your day by being so easy to make and so delicious to your taste buds! Off to the recipe…





4 from 2 votes

Makai Paneer Bhurji ~ Corn Paneer Scramble

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 200 gm pack paneer thawed and crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Boil the corn kernels till tender and drain. Blitz along with the milk coarsely.
  • Heat oil. Fry the ginger and chillies for a little while. Then add the cumin seeds. Add in the blitzed corn and cook till dry.
  • Add in the paneer and powders and cook for a few minutes till it looks like scramble. Add in salt to taste.
  • Serve hot with roti or bread.

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  1. The corn and paneer combo looks wonderful… It would make a yummy dinner.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  2. I need t o see this Chef too. My kids hate paneer as well (they may all be convening together,who knows?) I will bookmark this for sure.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      His programs are fun and recipes are simple too… Thank you so much Tisa…

  3. 5 stars
    That’s an interesting combination! I bet that would make a get snack on toast.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes… it is slightly on the milder side so best for kids! Thanks a lot Bibi…

  4. This is Such a nice recipe dear. Hey… just a thought.How would it be if we added some pineapple pieces and bell peppers as well? Or maybe just the pineappple… Hope I don’t sound weird. I ll try this soon and give u the feedback.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You could do anything with the recipe, that’s how it is, right! Thank you so much Tuma…

  5. This is awesome..never tried adding corns to paneer burji ..looks great

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  6. I adore your gals! so innocent even in this age where some kids are over smart and that really puts me off. Sorry, not sorry. About paneer… I have never cooked panner after coming here… I think I only saw paneer in the frozen section here. Maybe next time I should pick this as like you said an easy breakfast or dinner is the need of the time for me now… Thank you for sharing the recipe and I have never heard about the show or maybe because I don’t watch tv. πŸ˜€

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It is tough to keep them grounded, at times they also do turn really oversmart, that I have to roll my eyes and let them stop behaving that way! Once in a while, paneer is nice to have, so buy a couple of packs and store them for some easy cooking… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Fami…

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