Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake | How to make Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake

By Sasmita Sahoo Samanta  |  28th Sep 2016  |  
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Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cakeby Sasmita Sahoo Samanta
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    50

    mins
  • Serves

    8

    People

25

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About Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake Recipe

Chhena poda is a popular and tasty cheese sweet delicacy from the state of odisha. Chhena poda means burnt cheese in odia. It is made by baking of well kneaded homemade fresh chhena, sugar, dry fruits (cashew nuts & raisins) and sooji until brown in color. After baking, the result is a soft cheese cake with caramelization all around. This is basically a sweet dish of chhena (cottage cheese) having a distinct strong flavor of caramel.

Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake by Sasmita Sahoo Samanta 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 8 people. You can find Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 50 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake is a good option for you. The flavour of Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake recipe on the page below.

Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake

Ingredients to make Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake

  • Chhena (cottage cheese) 500 gm
  • sugar ¾ cup
  • ghee 6 tbsp
  • Milk ½ cup
  • Sooji / semolina 4 tbsp
  • cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • cashews (chopped) 2 tbsp
  • raisins 2 tbsp

How to make Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake

  1. In a pan, fry chopped cashews and few raisins. Keep aside.
  2. For caramelized effect on top of chhena poda, apply ghee (2 tbsp) all over the baking mould and then sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar. Put the baking mould into the oven for 5 mins at 210 deg. Remove from oven and keep aside too.
  3. Preheat the oven at 180 deg.
  4. Take chhena and mash it well by hand. Then add sugar(1/2 cup), cardamom powder and mix properly.
  5. Next add sooji, ghee (4 tbsp), milk, fried chopped cashews & raisins and mix well till everything incorporates well.
  6. Transfer the chhena mixture into the mould evenly. Tap the mould a bit and bake at 180 deg for 40-45 mins / till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Take out the mould, cool it for 1-2 hours and then turn it upside down to get the deliciously soft chhena poda.
  8. Cut into slices and serve hot / cold !

My Tip:

Do not change the quantity of sugar for caramelization. Chhena poda can stay fresh refrigerated for up to 1-2 days.

Reviews for Chhena Poda / Cottage Cheese Cake (1)

Anuradha sharma2 years ago

so soft and spongy cake! That looks amazing
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