Chhena jalebi

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Chhena jalebi
Chhena jilapi
Alternative namesChhena Jhilapi
Place of originOdisha
Region or stateOdisha, West Bengal and Eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh
Main ingredientsCottage cheese or chhena, sugar
Similar dishesJalebi, Imarti, Shahi jilapi

Chhena jalebi, Chhena jilapi, Chhanar jilipi is a sweet dish originally from coastal Odisha in eastern India, a state known for desserts made of chhena. Its popularity has spread beyond coastal Odisha, West Bengal and other Eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent.


Chhena jilapi are made in a manner very similar to regular jalebis which are popular throughout India. However, the basic ingredient is fresh curd cheese called chhenna.[1] Fresh chhena is thoroughly kneaded and rolled up into shapes similar to pretzels, before being deep fried. The fully fried chhena pretzels are then soaked in a sugary syrup. Chhena jilapis are served either hot or chilled.

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  1. ^ Sahu, Deepika (2012). "Discover Odisha's 'sweet' magic". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2012. chenna jilapi (A jalebi made with cheese)

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