Chenna Poda

Chenna Poda

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chhena
  • 2 cups powdered brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp semolina
  • 5 cardamoms powdered
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts broken
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of sugar for making caramel

 

Cooking Method

  • Crumble and mash the chhena till smooth. Keep aside.
  • Fry cashew nuts and raisins lightly to give a richer taste to the preparation.
  • Add semolina, powdered sugar, cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts and raisin to the chhena. Add 2 table spoon of milk to it and mix well.
  • Grease a baking tin with ghee or butter.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of brown 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.
  • Now add baking powder to the chhena mixture, pour it in the pan and spread evenly using a flat spatula.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 45 minutes till the top turns brown.
  • Insert a tooth pick in the center. It should come out clean. If it is wet, bake for 5 more minutes.
  • 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.
  • Slice the Chhena Poda and serve hot or cold.