Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Paneer Jalebi- Diwali Special and the guessing game!



I saw this recipe on a TV show and ever since wanted to try it.

Ingredients

1 cup finely grated paneer
2 tsp milk
4 tbsp Maida flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp rose water
dash of baking powder
dash of saffron strands
1 tsp cardamom powder

Preparation

Heat a pan, add sugar and water to make syrup of single strand consistency. To this syrup add cardamom powder, saffron strands for natural colour of Jalebis, and rose water.
Keep stirring and cooking. Check to see if the desirable consistency is achieved. Cover with lid so that the sugar syrup does not crystalizes. It should stay warm too.
Use fresh and soft paneer for making these jalebis. I made paneer at home for my convenience. Mix finely grated paneer with maida. Slightly grind the mixture to fine paste/powder in a mixer. Remove the mixture to a bowl. Add baking powder to this dry mixture and mix well. Add milk and make a soft dough. With your hands roll a small amount of dough into thin strands on a clean surface as shown in the picture. It should be thinner than the strand shown in the picture else it takes long time to cook and becomes hard too. Twist them into shapes as shown and deep fry in oil till golden. Remove from oil and drop them in the sugar syrup. After Jalebi soakes for 10 minutes in the syrup, Drain the excess syrup and serve them after they cool down.



Since I was making these for the first time I was not very confident. My Son's tasted them and said they did not taste like the shop jalebis but was good:) Phew!!! I was really happy to hear that!!!
This goes to CFK- Festive food hosted by Suma.






Veggie Kebabs with french fries is the right guess:) Thanks friends for the interesting answers. I was happy to read Chicken too:)




27 comments:

Kurinji said...

So tempting.......

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmm,interesting jalebis with paneer,very innovative.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Lovely jalebis. Will surely try.

Happy Cook said...

Wowo i have never had paneer jalebi, this looks eally good.

Harini said...

jilebis with paneer is definitely interesting and worth a try!!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Sharmi,

Lovely jalebis dear...:)

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Shama Nagarajan said...

different yummy jalebi's dear

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

omg paneer jalebis are too gud,like the twisting part.Luks gr8!

Usha said...

Lovely jalebis, looks delicious !

Satya said...

jalebis looks awesome ....love the paneer vision jalebi n the way u made them ...

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Pavithra said...

Oh wow wonderful recipe and sounds delicious..

Sayantani said...

thats Bengla's most famous Chana'r jilipi. I never made them at home but you made it so perfect. love it.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

very interesting ... and well presented..
I have been here many times.. but its been a while...

Priya said...

Paneer jalebis looks absolutely cute and tempting..worth to try for the sure..

Divya Vikram said...

Jalebis look so inviting :)

sanjeeta kk said...

Love the addition of paneer in the jalebis.

Chitra said...

Nice jalebis with panner. looks yum :)

PreeOccupied said...

Oh love those jalebis. We call it chhana'r jilipi - chhana being paneer. Perfect for the festive season.

Srimathi said...

Thanks for posting on how you made paneer jalebi. I like that it looks very simple.

Pavani said...

My mom saw the Paneer jalebi on TV and was telling me about it. Thanks for the detailed recipe, cos my mom's was a little sketchy. I'm enjoying ur festival treats very much. Hope to make at least a few this holiday season. Enjoy!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

My 7yrs old daughter told the stick is french fries.

k said...

Hi,
I have often bought these from the 'Mithai' shop. This diwali i m definitely going to try this recipe.
Thanks!
k

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Paneer jalebis sounds so awesome! Cool recipe... I think these jalebis are now quite popular in sree mithai...

Namratha said...

Wow, those jalebis look so juicy and divine. I will surely give these a try.

Pushpa said...

Paneer jalebi looks so tempting and delicious..

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Rajani said...

Nice new recipe for me thanks.A quick doubt-will the jalebis cook and soak syrup better if the strands were to be thinner than shown?Also will adding paneer to ready gulabjamun mix and then making paneer jalebis with it be a good idea?I plan to try this out,will let you know how it cmae out!

Sharmi said...

@ Rajani, Yes, do make thinner strands than shown. Then it will cook and soak better.
Regarding the Jamun mix, I have no idea. If you want to experiment, try doing a very little amount:)
all the best!!