Chum Chum

Today's recipe is a traditional bengali sweet that is also  popular in Pakistan, India and bangladesh. It comes in a variety of colors, mainly in pink, white, yellow. Usually garnished with pista, cream or coconut flakes.

We need:

Milk 4 cups
Lime/lemon juice 1/4 cup
Sugar 3 cups
Water 5cups
Food color pinch


Boil milk on medium heat.
Keep stiring milk during boiling process so that it does not  stick at the bottom.
Now add lemon juice and stir well.
Switch off stove  and keep stiring.
Now you can see paneer forming on top leaving water.
Now strain water using cheese cloth or muslin cloth.
Wash the paneer with water so that lemon juice smell disappears.
Remove all the water from paneer so that it forms a soft dough kind of paneer.
Now keep pressing with your palm to make a smooth texture.
Add color to paneer and mix well.
Now make small balls and keep aside.
Heat large sauce pan add water and let it boil.
Now add sugar and let it melt in the water.
Once the sugar melts add paneer balls and mix.
Close lid and let it cook on medium heat for 10minutes.
Remove lid and mix again. Let to cook further for another 10minutes.
Let them cool before serving.


Make sure the pan you are using is bigger in size, because the paneer balls become double the size after cooking in sugar syrup.

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Priya Suresh said...

Loving that colourful and super catchy chum chum,am yet to try this beauties at home,well done.

Gajus kitchen said...

Looks delicious and love to have it anytime

Anonymous said...

Was lovely to see so many bengali sweets this marathon. Love the colours of your chamcham

The Pumpkin Farm said...

u actually made it...fabulous effort

Pavani said...

Love, love, love Chum Chums.. yum yumm.

Unknown said...

So yummy!!!! love this!!!
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Padmajha said...

The milti color cham chams looks so cool..Looks very tempting.

Unknown said...

Such vibrant balls of goodness. :)