Chum Chum (Cham Cham/Chomchom) is a popular authentic traditional Sweet Dish which hails from the Eastern Indian state of West Bengal. That’s why this sweet dish is also known as Bengali Mithai. Chum Chum is made with Paneer (Indian cottage cheese).
This Recipe post explains how to make soft and spongy Cham Cham at home. Just take a bite of this juicy, spongy, and delectable dessert.
Chum Chum is a very famous and a traditional dessert recipe from Indian state of West Bengal (Eastern India). This dish is also very popular throughout India. Chum-chum can be served as a dessert any time of the year. But this sweet dish is specially served during the auspicious Hindu festivals, such as Durga Puja and Diwali.
This Bengali mithai recipe is prepared from Paneer (chenna or curdled milk). Paneer is an Indian style of cottage. The procedure of cooking Chum Chum is very easy and simple. You can easily find all the ingredients in your kitchen.
The base recipe of Chum chum is very similar to that of rasgulla. You will get more details on how to get the perfectly spongy texture.
Cham Cham is one of such adjustable sweet dishes which can be served in many different variations.
This easy dessert is made from chenna (aka paneer or curdled milk) rolls cooked in sugar syrup. After that, this is stuffed with different styles of filling such as mawa, milk powder, or rabri filling. Later, it is coated with coconut or mawa flakes. And finally topped with dry fruits, cherries, or tutti frutti. Topping variations are endless here.
INGREDIENTS for Chumchum sweet:-
- 4 cups cows milk, full cream
- 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maida / plain flour, optional
FOR SUGAR SYRUP:
- 1½ cup sugar
- 8 cups water
- 2 pods cardamom / elachi
- 1 tsp ghee
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tbsp cream, optional
- ½ cup milk powder
- 2 tbsp saffron milk
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- ¼ cup coconut, desiccated
- 3 tbsp tutti frutti
INSTRUCTIONS for making Chumchum sweets:-
- firstly, prepare chenna by curdling milk. drain completely.
- and hang for 30 minutes.
- after 30 minutes, start to knead the paneer for 8 minutes.
- additionally add 1 tbsp maida and combine well.
- furthermore, make small oval balls of paneer.
- boil for 15 minutes in sugar syrup.
- furthermore, keep aside till it cools completely.
- take cooked paneer balls leaving behind the water.
- slit in between and stuff sweetened khoya.
- further, roll them in desiccated coconut.
- and garnish with tutti frutti or dry fruits of your choice.
- finally, serve chum chum recipe immediately or store in refrigerator.
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