Spiced Paneer Recipe with Roti and Cabbage Salad

Spiced grilled paneer with roti and salad

  • serves 3
  • Easy

An easy and spicy grilled Indian cheese and blistered roast tomatoes dish that would make a great weekday supper or a lovely main for a vegetarian guest at a Christmas gathering. The cabbage salad can also be served as a side with any Indian dishes



  • groundnut oil
  • ginger a small chunk, finely grated
  • paneer 1 pack about 200g, cut into cubes
  • baby plum tomatoes 12
  • ground cumin ½ tsp
  • ground coriander ½ tsp
  • mild chilli powder ½ tsp
  • turmeric ½ tsp
  • roti or chapatis 3, warmed to serve
  • natural yoghurt and lime pickle to serve


  • white cabbage ¼ small, finely shredded
  • red onion ½, finely sliced
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • cumin seeds ½ tsp, toasted


  • Step 1

    To make the salad, toss everything together with a good pinch of salt. Leave to sit while you make the paneer.

  • Step 2

    Mix 1 tsp oil with the ginger, add the paneer and tomatoes, season and toss. Sprinkle over the dry spices, toss, then leave for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Heat the grill to high. Skewer the paneer and tomatoes then put them on a baking sheet and grill for 7-8 minutes turning until the paneer is golden and tomatoes are blistered. Serve with the salad, roti, yoghurt and pickle.

Want to know how to make your own paneer? Use our step-by-step guide to create your own to use in this recipe


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 174
  • Fat 7.1g
  • Carbs 9.2g
  • Fibre 3.5g
  • Protein 16.7g
  • Salt 0.1g