Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Chanar Pantua


It is a traditional Bengali sweet made from cottage cheese and khoya, which is kneaded into a soft dough, divided into small equal portions and deep-fried. It is then dipped into sugar syrup.
Pantua is a Bengali version of Gulab Jamun.

For Sugar Syrup
Ingredients
2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 cup Water
2 Green Cardamom

Method
Add all the above ingredients in a pot and let the sugar dissolve and simmer till it becomes into a one string consistency. Remove it from the flame and keep it aside.

For the Pantua
Ingredients
Cottage Cheese made from one liter Cow Milk
approximately 150 grams 
100 grams Khoya
3 1/2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
A pinch of Salt
2 pinches of Baking Powder
1 tsp Milk if required 
1/4 tsp Ghee
Sugar Syrup
Oil for frying




Method
Drain the whey from the cottage cheese. The cottage cheese has to be dry, but moist. Add the cottage cheese, khoya, all purpose flour, salt and baking powder into a plate. Mix and knead all the ingredients together. If you fill the dough is hard, then add the milk otherwise not need. It has to be a soft smooth dough. Add ghee and knead it well. Divide the dough into equal size round balls or you can give it an oblong shape if you desire. Heat the oil. On a low flame fry the pantuas till golden brown in colour. Keep stirring the pantuas while frying to obtain an uniform colour. Directly dip the pantuas in sugar syrup. Let it soak for 15 minutes before serving.