Hara Tava Paneer

Hara Tava Paneer

Ingredients for Hara Tava Paneer

For the Green Chutney (makes Approx 7 Tbsp)

  • 1 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 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
  • 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

Method

For the Green 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

  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 green chutney in a bowl, toss gently and keep aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the salt and the remaining 2 tbsp of the green 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.

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