Chhena jhili(Odia: ଛେନାଝିଲି) is a popular dessert from Cuisine of Odisha. The birthplace is Nimapada in Puri district. It is prepared in fried cheese and sugar syrup.
The man who started preparing this sweet was Aarta Sahoo from the Shyam Sundarpur Village of Nimapara.
- Indian cottage cheese – 400 grams
- Sugar – 2 cup
- Wheat flour – 2 tsp
- Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
- Pure Ghee-500 ml
These are the generally known ingredients. The actual recipe is a family secret and is being maintained by the successors of the late Aarta Sahoo.