Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis) | How to make Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)

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ByTrisha Rudra
Created on 23rd Aug 2016
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Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)by Trisha Rudra
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  • By Trisha Rudra
    Created on 23rd Aug 2016

About Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)

Chhanar Jeelipi is a traditional Bengali sweet that is made from fresh chhena or cottage cheese. The chhena is kneaded (with other ingredients) until a smooth dough is formed, which is then rolled, shaped and deep-fried. The deep-fried jalebis are then dunked in warm sugar syrup, akin to a ‘gulab jamun’.

Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis), a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Trisha Rudra. Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis) is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis) is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis) by Trisha Rudra is perfect to serve 6 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis).

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves6People
Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)

Ingredients to make Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)

  • Full fat milk - 1 liter
  • Lemon juice - 1 to 2 tsp (or distilled white vinegar)
  • Semolina or sooji – 2 tbsp
  • Plain Flour – 1 tbsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp
  • Milk powder – 3 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1/4 tsp or about a large pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Oil+1 tsp ghee – for deep frying
  • For the Syrup:
  • Sugar – 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Water – 2 & 1/3 cups
  • Saffron – a big pinch (or orange food colour, a tiny pinch)
  • Cardamom – 3 to 4 pods

How to make Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)

  1. In a big heavy-bottomed pot, bring milk to boil. Immediately pour in the lemon juice (or vinegar). Stir the milk on a low flame. As the milk curdles, let it boil until the whey and cheese curds completely separate.
  2. Strain and rinse under cold water to get rid of the lemon-vinegar smell. Now transfer to a muslin cloth. Tie the ends of the muslin cloth securely and hang the chhena for about 30 mins to an hour.
  3. Transfer it on to a plate and place a weight on top for at least an hour. Start kneading the chhena slowly with the heel of your palm. Knead until it turns smooth, and then add semolina, flour, ghee, milk powder & baking powder.
  4. Make lemon-sized balls. Now place this on a plate and begin to roll out a long rope of the chenna ball about 7 or 8 inches in length. Twist into a spiral.
  5. Repeat the process for all the jalebis. Now heat a deep-bottomed vessel with oil and a tbsp of ghee.
  6. Put another pot of water to boil, with the sugar, saffron and cardamom. The syrup should have a one-string consistency, like gulab jamun syrup.
  7. Once sufficiently hot, drop the jeelipis one by one into the oil. Fry them on a low to medium-flame until they turn deep golden brown on each side.
  8. Immediately, take the jeelipis out and dunk them into the simmering sugar syrup. Let them soak the syrup for a couple of hours. Garnish with flaked almonds or pistachios.

Reviews for Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis) (2)

Varsha Thakkara year ago

Asha Sharmaa year ago
These bengali Jalebis look heavenly!