Paneer Corn Cabbage Cup

Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I should be sharing a chocolate pleasure. Instead, I am going to ask you to try this salad. We never really go grand on celebrating Valentine’s Day. We fancy a casual dinner at home in our pajamas instead of waiting for a table in crowded restaurants. And this salad could be a great start. Snuggling in the couch, eating with bare hands.



Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


We don’t eat purple cabbage frequently, only because that lively color fades away after cooking. And that’s not alluring to me. I like to eat with my eyes first. When it comes to salad though, it adds a striking vibrant color and a texture. My initial plan for this salad was to pick lettuce, a very obvious choice, but I am glad a tiny cabbage caught my attention. The leaves were perfectly cup shaped and my plan changed right away.


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Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


Few months back, when The Chalkboard Mag approached me to share a light meal, I instantly knew this salad would fit right in. The sweetness from grilled corn, the creaminess of paneer, handful of crunchy green gram sprouts along with some herbs and a tangy yogurt sauce to balance the flavor all-round. Mixed together and spooned on a cabbage leaf that fits flawlessly in your hand. It’s protein-packed and could be also be a great start to your clean diet. It’s not only fast to prepare but it is also completely fuss-free.


Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


Paneer Corn Cabbage Cup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Paneer Corn Cabbage Cup


  • 1-cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Red cabbage leaves, par boiled and leaves removed
  • 2 cups roughly chopped paneer
  • 1-teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1-teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 ear of corn, grilled and kernels removed
  • 1 medium red onion or couple of shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green gram sprouts
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges to drizzle on top
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Add mint leaves, cilantro leaves and yogurt in a blender and give it a mix. Add salt as per taste and the sauce is ready. Keep it aside to be used later.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and dip the entire cabbage head for a few minutes. It will make it easy to pull out the leaves. It also softens the leaves, making it easy to bite. Keep the leaves aside once done.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat 1-tablespoon oil and add roughly chopped paneer along with cumin powder, chili powder and salt to taste. Sauté it for a few minutes.
  • In a bowl, add the sautéed paneer along with grilled corn kernels, red onions, green gram sprouts and cilantro. Add a little bit of salt and give it a mix.
  • When you are ready to serve, pour couple spoonful of the paneer and corn salad on the cabbage cups, squeeze a little lemon juice on top followed by few teaspoons of the yogurt sauce.

Paneer Corn Cabbage Cups | Playful Cooking


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Sarmishta says:

So pretty and yet so simple! It has a fun street food feeling to it without letting go of the healthy stuff. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Rosa says:

Beautifully presented, so healthy and extremely mouthwatering. A fantastic dish and great combination.

Gorgeous pictures, as always.



Prachi M. says:

Oh my my.. so very beautiful. Your are really an artist.Lovely pics and a great salad

Kankana, pure beauty. I love these shots! xoxo E

Such a lovely way to serve salad!

Reem says:

Beautiful Babe!!
I just love the vibrant color of the cabbage n what a fun way to eat salad
Gorgeous pics!

This is the first time I landed on your website and I can sum up how I felt in one word – “hooked”.

Everything about your work here is simply gorgeous.

Simple and elegant!!! Loved the cabbage picture so much. Looks like its a miniature cabbage.

A light meal but definitely looks filling. I don’y have to reach out for a snack an hour later! 🙂 Beautiful photographs too.

nipponnin says:

Stunning pics! Gorgeous presentation! I wish I have your talent. Very nice dish too!