May 17, 2019

Peas And Fried Paneer Salad

Recipe: Maya Gohill & Cody Willis

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

For this recipe, you can make everything in advance, but fry the paneer and add it to the salad at the last minute so it will still be warm when served.



  • 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • 1⁄4 tsp chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper


  • Salt
  • 3 oz. asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths (1 cup)
  • 3 oz. sugar snap peas, stem end and “string” removed, cut in half (1 cup)
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh shelled or frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 200 g paneer, cut into 3⁄4-inch square cubes
  • 6 large leaves red leaf lettuce, torn (3 cups)
  • 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced radish


Yield: Serves 4

Make Dressing

  1. Whisk mayonnaise and buttermilk together. Add dill, mint, cilantro, shallot and chili flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Let stand for at least 10 minutes to allow flavors to combine.

Blanch Vegetables

  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil, and fill medium mixing bowl with cold water and ice cubes.
  2. To boiling water add asparagus and blanch for 2 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer asparagus to ice water. Repeat with snap peas, blanching for 1 minute, or until bright green, and transfer to ice water. Repeat with peas, blanching for 1 minute, then draining pot and transferring peas to ice water. Lay vegetables on paper towel–lined tray to dry.

Fry Paneer And Assemble Salad

  1. Heat oil in nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Season paneer with salt and fry, turning with tongs, for 4 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels.
  2. On serving plate, top bed of lettuce with blanched asparagus, snap peas, peas, radishes and paneer, and drizzle with dressing.

Colin Way


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