Spiced Paneer, Channa and Apple Salad Recipe

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Spiced Paneer, Channa and Apple Salad
  • Chef: Aditya Bal
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Make this 'zara-hatke' salad at home. Boiled chickpeas paired with fresh greens, crisp apples and spiced paneer.

Ingredients of Spiced Paneer, Channa and Apple Salad

  • 150 gms white channas, soaked and boiled
  • 100 gms paneer
  • For the spice rub:
  • Cumin seeds
  • Coriander seeds
  • Red chilly powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Lemon
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 onion
  • Lola rossa lettuce (Strictly no iceberg leaves)
  • Celery
  • Green olives
  • Refined oil to fry
  • For the dressing:
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Whole peppercorns

How to Make Spiced Paneer, Channa and Apple Salad

  • 1.Soak chickpeas overnight, strain water and then boil the chickpeas till cooked and tender. Keep aside and leave to cool in their liquid.
  • 2.Dry roast the cumin and coriander seeds and grind them to a semi fine powder.
  • 3.Put the cumin and coriander powders into a small bowl and add the turmeric, red chilly and salt. Then add a little refined oil and lime juice and mix well to make a simple spice paste.
  • 4.Cut the paneer into chunks, then marinate with the spice paste for 15 minutes or so. Cut the red apple into small cubes and keep aside covered in water.
  • 5.Heat a little refined oil in a hot frying pan and fry the paneer until it's a nice golden brown all over. Keep aside.
  • For the dressing:
  • 1.Put all the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and add a little of the cooking liquid from the chickpeas. Then mix well to emulsify.
  • 2.Put the chickpeas into a bowl, add the apple, celery, lettuce, onion and olives. Season well and drizzle with olive oil, then mix well. Finally add the spiced paneer and then spoon over the dressing.
  • 3.Toss the salad a few times until all the components are nicely coated with the dressing. Serve immediately.