Chenna Poda | How to make Chenna Poda

By Shaheen Ali  |  26th Apr 2016  |  
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About Chenna Poda Recipe

Chenna Poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in Eastern India which means Roasted Cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese chenna, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins and is baked for several hours until it turns brown. Chenna Poda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavour is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar. It is a soft and pillowy dessert loaded with the goodness of chenna, which is a rich source of protein too.

Chenna Poda, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Chenna Poda is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Shaheen Ali. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Chenna Poda is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Chenna Poda recipe by Shaheen Ali. Chenna Poda can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Chenna Poda just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Chenna Poda can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Chenna Poda.

Chenna Poda

Ingredients to make Chenna Poda

  • cottage cheese / Paneer / Chenna - 250 gms
  • Powdered sugar - 4 tbsp
  • ghee - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Milk - 4 tbsp
  • semolina / Sooji / Rawa - 2 tbsp
  • cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • cashews - few broken
  • raisins - few
  • For Caramel:
  • ghee - 1 tbsp
  • sugar - 2-3 tbsp

How to make Chenna Poda

  1. To begin making the chenna poda, first take the fresh paneer or homemade chenna and mash it well with your hands.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix it all together properly. Add sooji/rawa, ghee and milk and mix it properly till everything incorporates well.
  3. In a separate pan, fry the broken pieces of cashews and few raisins and add it to the chenna mix as well.
  4. In a baking pan or a tin, add 1 tablespoon of ghee and spread all over the base. Add sugar and hold the pan or baking tray firmly on the gas top and heat the pan base till the sugar starts to caramelise.
  5. Turn off the gas and transfer the chenna mix over the caramelised sugar evenly.
  6. Tap the pan to settle the mix well and bake the chenna in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 40-45 mins or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Take out the baked chenna poda and cool it on a wire rack for 2 hours approximately.
  8. Hold the pan upside down on a serving tray and remove the chenna poda carefully.
  9. Cut into slices and serve!

Reviews for Chenna Poda (2)

Shaheen Ali3 years ago


Shilpa lad3 years ago

just wow!