Grilled Paneer Cheese with Mango Tomato Chutney & Curry Vinaigrette

Paneer is a fresh, firm and mild-tasting Indian cheese perfect for grilling. Serve with a mango and tomato chutney and a drizzle of curry vinaigrette for a unique twist on the classic Caprese salad.

Serves: 8
20 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • For the Paneer, mix yogurt, lemon juice, garam masala, salt, garlic powder and ginger in small bowl until well blended. Place paneer in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, for the Mango Tomato Chutney, toast cumin seed in large skillet on medium heat about 3 minutes or until fragrant, shaking pan frequently. Add tomatoes, mango, onion, cilantro, agave nectar, cinnamon and salt. Cook and stir 10 minutes or until tomatoes soften and sauce is slightly thickened.

  • For the Curry Vinaigrette, mix all ingredients in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended.

  • Remove paneer from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Spray grill with no stick cooking spray. Grill paneer over medium-low heat 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned, turning frequently. Cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. To serve, layer paneer slices with Mango Tomato Chutney on each plate. Drizzle with Curry Vinaigrette. Serve with remaining Curry Vinaigrette.

Cooking tip

Because of its mild taste and firm consistency, versatile paneer is prepared in many ways. Find it in Indian markets, specialty cheese shops and some grocery store cheese departments.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 245Calories: 245Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Sodium: 434mgProtein: 10g
  • Total Fat: 17gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g