Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha | How to make Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha

By Alka Jena  |  25th Apr 2016  |  
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Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odishaby Alka Jena
  • Prep Time

    30

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  • Cook Time

    45

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  • Serves

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About Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha

If cheesecakes were the domain of the western world, well, let me to introduce to you the quintessential Odia dessert called Chhenapoda – this well known Indian dessert derives its flavour primarily from caramelised sugar.

Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Alka Jena teaches how to make Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha takes 30 minutes for the preparation and 45 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha is a good option for you. The flavour of Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha and impress your family and friends.

Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha

Ingredients to make Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha

  • For chhena or cottage cheese:
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 litre milk
  • For Chhena Poda:
  • Chhena made out of 3 ltrs of milk
  • 1 tsp cardamoms powder
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp warm milk or whey
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts

How to make Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha

  1. Boil the milk in a deep vessel. Simmer and add lemon juice when the milk starts boiling. Turn off the heat.
  2. Curdling will happen and you will see the chhena separating from the water. Boil for a minute and turn off the flame.
  3. Sieve the chhena through a strainer lined with muslin cloth. Keep the whey aside.
  4. Crumble and mash the chhena when it is still warm with the help of a spatula till smooth.
  5. Fry cashew nuts and raisins lightly to give a richer taste to the preparation.
  6. Add sugar, cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts and raisins to the chhena. Add 2 tablespoon of milk or whey to it and mix well in a blender till smooth.
  7. Grease a baking tin with ghee or butter.
  8. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar and heat the pan. Once the sugar starts getting caramelized, switch off the flame and tilt the baking pan so that its base is well covered with caramel syrup.
  9. Now spread evenly using a flat spatula.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 45 minutes till the top turns brown or in Microwave in convention mode at 180 degree for 40 to 45 minutes.
  11. Insert a tooth pick in the center. It should come out clean. If it is wet, bake for 5 more minutes.
  12. Run a knife through the sides and invert the cooking tin on a plate as soon as it is out of the oven. Any delay will make the sugar at the base of the tin harder making it difficult to come out intact.
  13. Slice the Chhena Poda and serve hot or cold.

Reviews for Chenna Poda - Baked Cottage Cheese Cake from Odisha (1)

Minakhi Beheraa year ago

Lovely.My favourite. Specially that available at puri.So yummy.
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