Asparagus and paneer on a bed of rocket and courgettes

Asparagus and paneer on a bed of rocket and courgettes

Asparagus is a delicious vegetable that needs very little preparation. I combined it with pan-fried paneer and fresh rocket and courgettes to make an original summer salad.

       • 750 kcal per person  


For two people:

  • Fresh ingredients and groceries
    • 100-150 g asparagus
    • 1 medium courgette (about 150 g)
    • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
    • a pack of paneer
    • 1 tablespoon butter or oil for frying
  • From the store cupboard
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
    • 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
    • 1 cup of basmati rice


  • Cook the rice (see basics for how to cook rice).
  • While the rice is cooking:
    • Wash the courgette, peel it partially (I leave on half of the skin in lengthwise strips) and slice it thinly.
    • Wash the rocket if required.
    • Wash the asparagus, put it immediately in a microwave pot and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes on full power (900W).
  • While the asparagus is cooking:
    • Heat the oil or butter and fry the seeds, ginger and coriander.
    • Fry the paneer over high heat until it starts to brown (just a few minutes).
  • Chop the asparagus into pieces of 3-4 cm.
  • Lower the heat, add the asparagus and fry for just a few minutes.
  • Serve the asparagus and paneer on a bed of the rocket and courgettes. I served the rice in separate bowls.

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