Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Chennar Jalepi ( Paneer Jalebi For The SNC Challenge)

Who doesn't love bengali sweets... Rosogolla, malai sandwich , rasmalai Oh just the mention makes my mouth water. I have never been able to resist bengali sweets . So when these yummy chenna jalebis were suggested by   Chandrani  of Cuisine Delights for the  SNC Challenge  this month  I was very delighted. This is the best part of being a member of this group started by Divya  . Here we get a chance to make such lovely and varied dishes.

But these jalebis were different from the typical begali sweets make of paneer . Here it included frying the paneer and so I was excited to try out this dish. It turned out to be a super successful dessert with all the family members asking for more. Sadly I had used only 1 litre milk and had to promise to make them again soon in future.

Thanks Divya and Chandrani for giving me this chance to make such a yummy treat.


Ingredients :

1 litre..................milk
1.......................lemon
2 tsp.................maida
a pinch..............baking soda
1 cup...............sugar
1/2 cup water
5 - 6 strands..........saffron
1/2 tsp...................cardamom powder
few....................crushed cardamoms






Method :

Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan , when it starts boiling add the juice of lemon and stir it.
The milk will curdle and the whey will be separated.
Put the curdled milk in a muslin cloth and hang it for 15 minutes to drain out excess water.
Now in the meanwhile make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water till thick.
Now to this home made chenna add maida, soda and cardamom powder.
Knead very well for 10 minutes till the dough is very soft and smooth.
Now make small balls, roll them and shape them like a pretzel.
Deep fry them in ghee or oil.
Fry them very carefully as they are very soft and may break if not handled delicately.
Dip them in the prepared sugar syrup .
The fried jalebis will absorb the syrup and swell .
Sprinkle some crushed cardomom on top.
They taste better if chilled .






6 comments:

  1. Yummy and perfectly made Nayana. Looks very delicious!

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  2. i wish i could just take that off the screen...

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  3. You are tempting me with ur beautiful and juicy chanar jalebis..

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