Chanar Bara Recipe

Chanar Bara Recipe

Cuisine: Bengali

Chanar Bara Recipe: Chanar Bara is a Bengali snack made with paneer (chhena) mixed with spices, shaped into balls, and deep-fried. It’s a savory and delightful treat.


  • 1 tsp green cardamom power

  • 500 gms refined flour (maida)

  • 250 gms cottage cheese (paneer/chana)

  • ghee for frying

  • 2 cup sugar


  • Mash paneer well.
  • Mix one tblsp of ghee with the flour.
  • Mix milk a little at a time.
  • There should be no lumps.
  • The batter should be rather thin.
  • Now, mix in the mashed paneer.
  • This will thicken the batter.
  • Lastly, mix in the powdered cardamom.
  • The batter, must be of medium thick consistency so that it can easily be dropped from a spoon.
  • Make syrup of one string consistency with the sugar and 11/2 cup of water.
  • Heat up ghee in a kadhai.
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter and fry till golden.
  • Soak in the syrup for at least two hours.

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