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How to make chum chum at home
Chum Chum Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
chum Chum recipe is a famous traditional dessert recipe of east India (Bengal). It is an easy dessert made up of chena / paneer (coagulated milk), dipped in sugar syrup and served with different styles of toppings like coconut, rabdi and dry fruits.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Servings: 6
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • Milk - 5 cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp as required
  • Water - 5 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Yellow color - 1 pinch
  • Arrowroot powder - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 2 cup
  • Water- ¾ cup
  • Milk powder - ¼ cup
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Heavy cream - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
  • Pistachios - 7 thinly sliced
  • Kewra essence - ¼ tsp
  1. First step is to prepare chena as I have prepared it in my earlier post of Rasgulla.
  2. Every thing will be exact similar except the addition of arrowroot. While kneading the chena in third step add 1 tbsp of arrowroot powder and mix well.
  3. Divide the chena into 6 medium sized balls and roll between your palms with little pressure and make a smooth round ball.
  4. Shape them to cylindrical shape or as you wish.
  5. In a sauce pan, add sugar and water and stir well. Bring it to a boil. Once it comes to boil, gently slide all chena balls into it.
  6. Cook them on medium - high flame for 4 minutes. Once they puff up slow down the flame as low as possible, now cook for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes open the lid and flip them to other side and again cook for 7 minutes.
  7. Until now the must have puffed up to double in size and porous. Shift them to fresh water immediately, so that they loose their shape.
  8. Prepare the sugar syrup (Refer sugar syrup made for rasgulla). Once chum chum cool down squeeze them gently by pressing them in between your palms and soak all chum chum into prepared sugar syrup.
  9. Now after 1 hour of soaking you can stuff them.
  10. By mistake I lost pictures of stuffing steps but I have explained the process below as much as I could.
  11. For stuffing, add milk powder, heavy cream,cardamom powder,sugar, kewra essence and sliced pistachios. Mix well to form a mixture. If needed, add more cream.
  12. After soaking take out the chum chum gently and make a slit in center of each piece.
  13. Now stuff them with little stuffing at a time. Roll them in desiccated coconut. Your beautiful and delicious chum chum are ready to serve.
  14. You may refrigerate chum chum and serve them later.