Chum Chum | How to make Chum Chum

By Preeti Garg  |  8th Oct 2015  |  
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About Chum Chum Recipe

Chum chum is a traditional Bengali sweet which is popular all over India, Pakistan and other countries too. These days, it’s available in different colors as pink, white, yellow and with different variation of flavors as pistachios, almonds, creamy and more. It is a paneer based recipe which is coated with coconut powder and garnished with pistachios and almond flakes.

Chum Chum

Ingredients to make Chum Chum

  • 2 Cups - Chenna
  • 2 Cups - sugar
  • 5 Cups - water
  • cardamom Powder for garnishing
  • coconut Powder as required
  • pistachios chopped

How to make Chum Chum

  1. First prepare homemade paneer or cheena, check how to prepare homemade paneer.
  2. Keep the paneer on plate and knead it for 5-7 minutes until to smooth and firm dough. If the paneer looks dried, then add half teaspoon of milk.
  3. Divide the paneer dough into equal eight portions and roll each portion into flat oval shaped balls and keep aside.
  4. For sugar syrup, you have to add 2 cup sugar and 5 cup of water in pressure cooker. Cook on a high flame till the sugar dissolves completely.
  5. Add paneer balls and cover with lid. Cook the paneer balls in pressure cooker for one whistle and reduce the flame.
  6. Cook the balls for 7 - 8 minutes on a simmering flame and remove from the stove. Place the ready chum chum into separate bowl to cool.
  7. Remove the chum chums from the syrup and cut into center to fill stuffing of nuts or mawa if you prefer.
  8. Roll each chum chum into coconut powder and garnish with cardamom powder, tutti fruity and pistachios halves. Serve chilled.

My Tip:

You can sprinkle little rabri on the top of chum chum as garnishing for more variation.

Reviews for Chum Chum (6)

Esther Samuel6 months ago


Haya Kirana year ago


Tripti Saxena2 years ago

my favorite dish cham cham I like it

Shiv Kapdi2 years ago


Geetha Raghu2 years ago


Deviyani Srivastava3 years ago

Wow! they look delicious!

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