Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

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Step-by-step, this recipe will trigger all your good senses… because, not only is the paneer marinated in tangy green chutney, it is also layered with a spicy corn mixture.

Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) recipe - How to make Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 20 pieces
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For The Hara Chutney (makes Approx 7 Tbsp)
1 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
3 tbsp fresh grated coconut
3/4 tsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 green chillies , chopped
salt to taste
2 tbsp low-fat curds (dahi)

Other Ingredients
20 pieces low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 25 mm. (1”) x 25 mm. (1”) pieces
3/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
a pinch of sugar
a pinch of salt
2 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp low-fat milk (99.7% fat-free , readily available in the market)
3 tsp oil for cooking
1/4 cup finely chopped onions

For the hara chutney

    For the hara chutney
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the curds, and blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer it to a bowl, add the curds and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Cut each piece of paneer into half to get 40 pieces of 25 mm. (1”) x 12 mm. (½”)
  2. Combine the paneer pieces and 5 tbsp of the hara chutney in a bowl, toss gently and keep aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile combine the corn, sugar, salt and the remaining 2 tbsp of the hara chutney and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste.
  4. Transfer the paste to a bowl, add the coriander and milk and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat 1½ tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on high flame till the onions turn translucent.
  6. Add the corn mixture and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from the flame and cool slightly.
  8. Divide the filling into 20 equal portions and keep aside.
  9. Place a piece of paneer on a dry flat surface and spread a portion of the filling evenly over it.
  10. Sandwich it using another piece of paneer and press gently.
  11. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 19 more stuffed paneer pieces.
  12. Heat the oil in a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the stuffed paneer pieces, using the remaining 1½ tsp of oil till they are golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  13. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy23 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates2.2 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.5 mg


Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 05 Jun 19 10:16 PM

Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 29 Jun 18 11:38 AM

Can we make this recipe in baking oven
Tarla Dalal
29 Jun 18 12:04 PM
   Yes, you can.
Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 21 Apr 18 09:36 PM

I tried this recipe today, and it tasted awesome, everyone liked it a lot. Thank you for the recipe.
Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 27 Oct 17 03:59 PM

I m gonna make it for a party...wt do u serve it with...sauce or chutney or wt other options
Tarla Dalal
27 Oct 17 04:48 PM
   Hi Pooja, For this recipe, you do not need any sauce, as it is coated with green chutney, and also have filling. If you still want to have with chutney. You can enjoy it with pudina chutney..
Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 01 Sep 17 02:28 PM

The recipe looks delicious but I have just one question.. while making a corn and green chutney paste it has been asked to add milk later to the mixture. The green chutney has curd and then adding milk to that paste!! How can one have milk and curd together? What are other options available?
Tarla Dalal
01 Sep 17 03:44 PM
   Hi Divya, If you do not eat milk and curd together then omit the milk and sue fresh cream instead...
Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 18 Jul 13 06:07 PM

Simply superb....can be cooked in a jiffy if the green chutney is made previously...marinated paneer tastes tangy and corn mixture sweet and spicy...its delicious..