How to make Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Paneer -

A warm salad made with quinoa, capsicum, jalapenos and grilled cottage cheese.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Quinoa, Cottage Cheese

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Salads

Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Paneer

Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Paneer 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Paneer Recipe

  • Quinoa 1 cup

  • Cottage Cheese 150 grams

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Vegetable stock 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Green capsicum 1/2 large

  • Onion 1/2 medium

  • Pickled jalapenos roughly chopped 8-10

  • Fresh curly parsley sprigs 4-5

  • Juice of ½ lemon


Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, add quinoa and saute till golden. Add vegetable stock, salt, crushed peppercorns and mix well. Cover and cook till the quinoa is fully done.

Step 2

Cut capsicum and onion into ½ inch pieces.

Step 3

Heat ½ tbsp olive oil in a non-stick grill pan, add onion and capsicum pieces, salt and crushed peppercorns and sauté till soft. Transfer into a large bowl. Place the grill pan back on heat, add remaining olive oil.

Step 4

Cut cottage cheese into half inch thick slices and place them on the hot grill pan, sprinkle salt and pepper and grill, turning sides, till grill marks appear all around.

Step 5

Add pickled jalapenos to the bowl of onion and capsicum.

Step 6

Roughly chop parsley sprigs.

Step 7

Add the quinoa to the same bowl. Add lemon juice and parsley and mix well.

Step 8

Transfer the salad onto a serving plate, top with grilled cottage cheese slices and serve immediately.

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