How to make Paneer Sesame Salad-Cook Smart -

An unusual salad – make it, taste it and be bowled over by its taste

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), White sesame seeds (safed til)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Salads

Paneer Sesame Salad-Cook Smart

Paneer Sesame Salad-Cook Smart Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Sesame Salad-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 150 grams

  • White sesame seeds (safed til) 3 teaspoons

  • Black sesame seeds (kale til) 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Sea salt 1/2 teaspo to taste

  • Hung yogurt 4 teaspoons

  • Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespo teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Chives 3

  • Dried red chillies seeded and crushed 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salad leaves (Aragula, Lollo rosso, Iceberg) 2 cups

  • Bean sprouts 1/2 cup

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Dry roast coriander seeds, 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds and ½ teaspoon sea salt in a non-stick pan on medium heat till fragrant. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 2

Grate cottage cheese into a bowl. Mash with your hands. Add hung yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, sea salt and crushed peppercorns to the cottage cheese and mix well. Refrigerate the mixture.

Step 3

Finley chop chives.

Step 4

Coarsely crush dry roasted spices in a mortar with a pestle.

Step 5

Take 2 teaspoons of crushed spice mixture in another bowl. Add remaining black and white sesame seeds, crushed red chillies and chopped chives and mix well.

Step 6

Tear salad leaves and place in a mixing bowl bowl. Add bean sprouts and toss. Place the salad on a serving dish.

Step 7

Grease your palms with olive oil. Divide the cottage cheese mixture into small equal portions and shape them into balls. Coat some of the balls in the crushed spice mixture and let some of the balls remain as they are. Place the prepared cottage cheese balls on the bed of salad leaves.

Step 8

To make dressing, take lemon juice in a bowl. Add salt and 3 teaspoons olive oil and mix well.

Step 9

Drizzle dressing on top of the salad and serve immediately.

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