Chhenapoda | How to make Chhenapoda

By Pranati NATH  |  24th Aug 2015  |  
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About Chhenapoda Recipe

Chhena poda (cheesecake) a delicious authentic sweet of Odisha.

Chhenapoda is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chhenapoda by Pranati NATH has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Chhenapoda at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chhenapoda takes few minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chhenapoda is a good option for you. The flavour of Chhenapoda is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chhenapoda on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chhenapoda recipe on the page below.


Ingredients to make Chhenapoda

  • To make chenna/ cheese
  • Whole milk- 2 litre
  • vinegar or lemon juice- ĵ cup
  • Cheese cloth (to filter the cheese/ home
  • semolina/ sooji- 2tblsp
  • sugar- 1.5 cups
  • cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  • Handful of cashews & raisins
  • Ghee/ butter- 2 tblsp

How to make Chhenapoda

  1. Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan. When it starts boiling add the lemon juice/ vinegar. When the milk curdles the cheese will separate from the whey.
  2. Hang the cheese for at least 1 hour till the whey is drained. Pre heat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease the baking dish. Fry the raisin & cashews in ghee.
  3. Now transfer the cheese to a bowl. Rub it & mash well for 3-4 mins. Now add semolina, sugar, cardamom powder & knead well for 5-7 mins.
  4. Add the fried cashews & raisins to it. Add 1tblsp ghee to it & again mix well. Now make the sugar caramel.
  5. For this add 1tblsp butter to a heated pan. Now add ½ cup of sugar to it. When the sugar starts melting and turns red, pour the caramel sauce to grease pan
  6. Now spread the cheese mixture on the baking tray. Now cover it with a aluminium foil. & make the slits on the foil with a knife
  7. Bake for 30-40 mins until a toothpick insert in the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven & let it sit for 45 mins outside before savor it.

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