Beans and Paneer Salad

Beans and Paneer salad

Few days back I saw a very interesting salad recipe on a tv show. If I remember correctly, it was a show by international Chef James Oliver. I have been cooking beans for so many years, but never had I made a salad with beans. Maybe because south Indian way of cooking beans poriyal is almost like a salad only.

 What really lured me to this recipe was its simplicity, vibrancy and of course the nutritional benefits. This is a protein and calcium rich recipe, ideal for everyone. It is also low in calories making it an ideal in between meal snacking option. Trust me when I say that even those who are not very fond of beans might be willing to try this interesting salad.

I made very few changes in the recipe and tried at home couple of days back and it came out very well. I had served this salad along with broccoli and pista soup and toasted baguette. It was a big hit with my family, specially, with my daughter. I am sure this salad will become a regular dish in our home.

 I am really excited and happy to share this recipe with you all. Do try. I am looking forward to your feedback.

Beans and Paneer Salad


French beans250 gms
Tomatoes chopped1 cup
Green chilli chopped1 tsp
Garlic chopped1 tsp
Crumbled paneer3 tbsps
Chopped coriander leaves2 tbsps
Coconut oil2 tsps
SaltTo taste
Almond flakes2 tsps


  1. Heat a sauce pan, add 2 cups of water and some salt (1/4th tsp).
  2. When the water starts simmering, add the washed and stringed beans and let it cook till it becomes tender. Drain and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a pan, add 2 tsps of coconut oil.
  4. Once the oil is heated, add chopped green chilli and garlic and saute for few seconds.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and ½ tsp salt and continue to cook till tomatoes becomes little tender.
  6. Now add the beans and continue to saute for a min.
  7. Add chopped coriander leaves, mix well and turn off the gas.
  8. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl.
  9. Garnish the salad with crumbled paneer, some coriander leaves and almond flakes.
  10. Serve the salad warm or cold along with some bread.
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking time10 mins
Portion size4

Nutritive value per portion

Energy69 kcal
Carbohydrates3.5 gms
Protein3.4 gms
Fat4.4 gms
Fibre2.9 gms
Iron0.9 gms
Calcium77 mg