Paneer Pista Hariyali

This is one of those dishes that I tried when I first bought a microwave in India. And it turned out great. I gave all credit to my microwave forgetting that its actually the ingredients that matter. Whether you use a microwave or a stove, the results would be the same. So irrespective of whether you use a microwave for elaborate cooking or not, try this out and you will be amazed by this new feel and taste of paneer.


Preparation Time: 10-15 min
Cooking Time: 15-20 min
Serves: 4


200 gm Paneer, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, cut into big pieces
1/4 cup Pistas with hard-cover - remove hard-cover
1/2 cup milk

Grind to a paste
1 Green Chilli
1/4 cup chopped Dhaniya Leaves
1-inch Ginger
4-5 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp White Pepper powder
Salt to taste
4 tblsp Oil


  1. Take Onion pieces and pistas along with 1 cup water in a microwave safe dish and microwave covered for 6 minutes. Cool slightly. Slip the skin of pistas.
  2. Grind onion pieces, pistas and all the ingredients written under paste to a fine paste.
  3. Microwave the prepared paste for 5 min.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water, a pinch of sugar and Paneer and microwave for 2 min.
  5. At serving time, add milk, microwave for 2 min and serve.


  • Instead of using the microwave you can also use your gas stove.
  • Use milk to thin the gravy.
  • I don't use White Pepper.

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