Hara Tava Paneer

This post is a part of the “Cooking from a cook book using a single ingredient” theme at BM#26, hosted by Srivalli..

I chose Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and this is the starters dish for the same. I chose this recipe from “Healthy Starters” by Tarla Dalal. This was a simple to make recipe but really really delicious and healthy too… My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the same…




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Hara Tava Paneer

Preparation Time:- 15 mins |  Cooking Time:– 5 mins |  Serves:- 4-5 people


For Hara Chutney:

  • 1 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
  • 3/4 tea spoon sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 green chillis, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp curd (Dahi)

For Paneer:

  • 200 gms of Paneer cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup boiled or frozen corn kernels
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tea spoon chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tea spoon oil
  • 1 medium onions finely chopped


For Hara Chutney:

Combine all the ingredients, except the curd and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.

Transfer to a bowl, add the curd and mix well. Keep aside.

You can use this recipe to make the chutney as well.

For Paneer:

Marinate the paneer pieces, with 5 tbsp of chutney for 30 mins.

Combine the corn, sugar, salt and 2 tbsp of chutney and blend to make a coarse paste.

Transfer the paste to a bowl and coriander and milk and mix well.

Heat 1 and 1/2 tea spoon of oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and saute till the onions become translucent.

Add corn paste and saute for 2-3 mins.

Cool it slightly.

Place the paneer pieces on a flat surface and place some filling of corn paste on the same. Sandwich using the other paneer piece.

Heat  some oil on a non stick tava (griddle) and cook the stuffed paneer pieces, till they turn golden brown from both the sides.


  • Serve hot with a cup of tea/coffee.


Tasty Cooking..!!

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24 responses

  1. Just loved this paneer recipe. I want to jump and eat them all. I never try cook books , maybe I should try them. I have one cook book from months. I should try it very soon! Thank you Sheelu!


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