Paneer Jalebi or Chanar Jalebi is a delicious cheese dessert made with fresh cottage cheese or paneer. It will be a nice variation from the regular jalebi. It is airy, soft and juicy. My fried told me about this dish and she asked me give it a try. I am glad I did. It turned out so good and I loved it. Try this dish for any special occasions or festivals and enjoy with your family.
Preparation time: 90 minutes
Yield: 18 to 20
- Fresh Paneer – 1 cup
- Corn flour – 1 tbsp
- Maida (all purpose flour) – 1 tbsp
- Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
- Milk – 2 to 3 tbsp
- Cardamom – 4 (powdered)
- Rose essence – 1 tsp
- Saffron – a few strands
- Orange food color – a pinch (dissolved in 1 tbsp of water)
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Oil for frying
Method of Preparation:
Prepare fresh paneer and hang it for sometime. When the paneer is still wet mix it with corn flour, maida, baking powder, half of cardamom powder and 1/2 tsp of rose essence. Add it to a blender or mixer grinder and make a paste by adding milk. Add one tablespoon at a time. Make a loose paste.
I used a piping bag for making jalebis. You can also use zip-lock bags or squeeze bottle. Fill the piping bag with paneer mixture.
Boil sugar with 1/2 cup of water. Allow sugar to dissolve and the syrup starts boiling. When it is sticky turn off the stove and remove from heat and add remaining cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp of rose essence, saffron and orange food color. Mix well.
Heat oil. When oil is hot enough squeeze the paneer mixture in circles or any shape. Turn both the sides and cook until golden. Remove from oil, drain the excess oil and drop it in the syrup.
Repeat the procedure and finish the rest the of the paneer. Let the jalebi soak in the syrup for 2 hours.
Delicious Paneer Jalebi is ready.