Roasted Cauliflower, Paneer, and Mixed Lentil Salad

Preparation info
  • Makes

    7 to 8

    Servings as a Side
    • Difficulty


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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

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With its soft, creamy texture, paneer (an Indian cottage cheese made by curdling boiling milk with lemon juice) is excellent in salads. And it has an interesting quality: it holds its shape when heated, and doesn’t melt. Here it’s roasted with cauliflower.


  • ½ cup [100 g] green lentils, picked over for stones
  • ½ cup [115


Preheat the oven to 425°F [220°C]. Rinse the lentils in a fine-mesh strainer under cold running water. Transfer to a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover by about 1 in [2.5 cm]. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, turn the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, until t