Chhena jalebi

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Chhena jalebi
Alternative names Chhena jhilapi
Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Odisha
Main ingredients Cottage cheese or chenna, sugar
Variations Jalebi, jilapi
Cookbook: Chhena jalebi  Media: Chhena jalebi

Chhena jalebi (Odia: ଛେନା ଝିଲାପି) 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.


Chhena jhilapis 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 jhilapis are served either hot or chilled.

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  1. ^ Sahu, Deepika (2012). "Discover Odisha's 'sweet' magic - The Times of India". Retrieved 3 July 2012. chenna jhilapi (A jalebi made with cheese) 

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