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|Region or state
|Odisha, Bengal and eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent
|Cottage cheese or chhena, sugar
|Jalebi, Imarti, Shahi jilapi
Chhena jalebi, Chhena jilapi, Chhanar jilipi is a sweet dish originally from the eastern Indian subcontinent, a desserts made from chhena. It's popular in Odisha, West Bengal, Bangladesh 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. 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.