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Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Scramble


Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Scramble

3 from 1 vote
Adults and kids alike love this well-balanced dish of cottage cheese with curry powder. My kids love to eat it for breakfast or an afternoon snack with toast, but I think it goes best with some Vegan Naan
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups cottage cheese, (or paneer)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup onions, (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, (thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, (chopped)


  • Cut cottage cheese/paneer into 1-inch cubes.  
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  
  • Add cumin seeds and let crackle for 30 seconds.  
  • Add onions and cook until translucent (about 2 minutes).  
  • Add tomatoes and peas, and cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes.  
  • Add curry powder and cook the mixture until the tomatoes are soft and fully cooked.
  • Add cut cottage cheese/paneer to the mixture and stir well.  
  • Cover the pan and let cook for 3-4 minutes.  
  • Remove from heat and stir in garam masala
  • Season with salt, garnish with chopped cilantro leave and serve with naan or toast.

Bon appétit!