How to make Paneer Jalebi - SK Khazana -

Cottage cheese gives these jalebis a unique texture and extra flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Paneer Jalebi - SK Khazana

Paneer Jalebi - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Paneer Jalebi - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) crumbled 300 grams

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Saffron a few strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cornflour 1/4 cup

  • Refined flour 2 tablespoons

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee to deep fry

  • Pistachio slivers to garnish


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add sugar and ½ cup water, mix and bring it to a boil. Add saffron and green cardamom powder and mix. Boil, stirring till all the sugar dissolves and you get a sugar syrup of one string consistency. Keep the syrup warm.

Step 2

Take cornflour in a large bowl, add refined flour, baking soda, baking powder and ½ cup water and mix to make a smooth batter.

Step 3

Add cottage cheese and mix well. Grind to a smooth paste and put into a clean bowl.

Step 4

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle and pipe spirals directly into hot ghee. Deep-fry, turning sides, till both sides are golden brown.

Step 5

Soak the fried jalebis in the sugar syrup for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Lift the jalebis from the syrup, arrange them on a serving platter, garnish with pistachio slivers and serve.

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