Chhena Jhili

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Chhena Jhili
Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Odisha
Main ingredients Cheese, syrup
Cookbook: Chhena Jhili  Media: Chhena Jhili

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.[citation needed]

Sample ingredients[edit]

  • 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.