Lightly Tossed Paneer Salad

This is a lightly tossed paneer hot salad that goes well with wine, and drinks and is easy and quick to rustle up (you can add/subtract the salad ingredients, being a weekend, my fridge is kinda empty, stocking up left for the Sunday :-)! )

By now it must be evident that I am a paneer (cottage cheese) lover. It’s a versatile ingredient, if it can be called that, easy to add into other dishes or on its own.


Paneer – low fat (cottage cheese): 200-250 gm, cubed

Onion: 1 medium sized, finely sliced

Cucumber: halved, finely sliced

Garlic: 1 clove, finely diced

Tomato: 1 medium, sliced into eights, length-wise (for garnish)

Green olives: 4, quartered, length-wise

Jalapenos (pickled): 4, crushed

Salt: to taste

Red chilli powder: a pinch

Red wine Vinegar: 1/4 tsp

Olive oil to saute: 1/4 tsp

Optional: 1/4 tsp chat masala


Put a saucepan (i use the anodized ones, you can use a non-stick, if you so want) on heat, add diced garlic, roast dry, add finely sliced onions, saute for about a minute; add the cucumber slices, let saute further, toss in the paneer, add olive oil, saute for about a couple of minutes till paneer starts acquiring a slightly brownish tinge, turn down flame; add the olives and jalapeno, saute for a further minute, add salt, red chilli powder, red wine vinegar and if using, the chat masala, lightly toss pan contents, allow to cook for a further min on low heat.

Turn out on full plate or bowl, use sliced tomatoes to ring salad, serve hot. Good with wine (that’s what I served it with)


The Felton Road 2008 Riesling


3 thoughts on “Lightly Tossed Paneer Salad

  1. Hey u taking bloggin or cooking seriously? Amaazingly simple recipe, looked great (see pic), tasted even better. Looking to try more here.

    • @Manoj
      love cooking and experimenting and yes sharing the recipes. Blogging, ah well, i try to be regular here and on my other blog, but…
      Saw the pix, loved the fact that you liked the recipe; i go for low fat/oil, low salt stuff and mostly under 20-min recipes, unless of course, i am in the mood for something elaborate…:-)

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