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.
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
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:)