Chanar Jilipi recipe

  • Chena( Cottage Cheese) : 2 cups
  • Khoya or Mawa: 2 cups
  • Semolina: 4 tbsp.
  • Maida:2-4 tbsp.
  • Ghee:1 tbsp
  • Sodium Bi Carbonate(Edible Soda):1/4 tsp
  • Sugar:6 Cups
  • Water:2 cups
  • Cardamom Powder:1/4 tsp
  • Oil(White oil/ghee): 2 cups


  • Make chena at home using low fat or full cream milk..
  • You may use store bought or home made mawa(Click the given link)
  • Soak semolina in 6 tbsp. of water.
  • Mix the chena ,the mawa and the edible soda and rub until smooth and has no lump.
  • Mixed soaked semolina with the powdered cardamom and add to the chena mix.
  • Mix the maida with ghee and mix properly.
  • Add  this to the chena mix also.
  • Now knead all of them into a smooth nice dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts.
  • Roll each potion in long strips. Shape into a coil Fix the two ends.
  • Shape all the portions in the same way.
  • Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup with sugar and water.
  • Keep in mind that the consistency of the syrup  will be 1 -string.(only one thin string is formed when tested between thumb and forefinger.)
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and fry the spirals until they are golden brown.
  • Dip them into the warm syrup.
  • Keep them immersed in syrup for 3-4 hrs so,that that jilipis or jalebis can completely soak in the syrup.