Chum Chum

Chum Chum

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Chum chum also known as cham cham or chom chom is another Bengali delicacy made using chenna.

These oval shaped mithai are cooked in sugar syrup and stuffed with a mixture of mawa. We have added refined flour (maida) to the prepared chenna which provides stiffness and helps to maintain a proper shape.

Other than the mawa, you also add some dates, figs or cashews. You can even skip the stuffing and drizzle rabri on top of it or simply garnish using coconut and pistachios.

Try similar recipes like Rose Sandesh or Rasmalai.

Chum Chum recipe - How to make Chum Chum

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 chum chums
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1 recipe chenna
1/2 tbsp plain flour (maida)

For The Sugar Syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar

For The Stuffing
1/2 cup crumbled mawa (khoya)
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/8 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 tbsp milk powder

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp almond (badam) slivers

  1. In a plate, combine the chenna and maida and knead very well using your hands into a smooth mixture.
  2. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions.
  3. Take one portion between the palms of our hands and shape it into 100mm. (4”) ovals, taking care to see that there are no cracks on the surface.
  4. Repeat step 7 to make 9 more ovals.
  5. Combine the sugar with 3 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and allow it boil on medium flame for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Gently add the chum chums in the sugar syrup and boil on medium flame for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Drain and remove the cooked chum chums keep it on a plate. Keep aside to cool completely.
  8. In a broad non-stick pan, combine together all the ingredients for the stuffing and cook for 5-6 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.
  9. Slit the chum chum lengthwise.
  10. Stuff it with the prepared stuffing.
  11. Repeat step 13 and 14 to make 9 more chum chum.
  12. Garnish with almond slivers. Refrigerate for one hour.
  13. Serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chum chum
Energy255 cal
Protein5.4 g
Carbohydrates35.7 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat8.4 g
Cholesterol10.4 mg
Sodium12.4 mg
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Chum Chum
 on 04 Oct 18 06:24 PM

What is chena and give me it''s recipie only powder milk actully we stay Kuwait and here is not find mawa
Tarla Dalal
05 Oct 18 09:18 AM
   Hi Tasneem, You cannot make stuffing with milk powder. You can check our website or youtube channel to learn how to make mawa(khoya) at home. If you click chenna in the ingredients section, you will reach the recipe page for it. Anyway, here is the link
Chum Chum
 on 02 Nov 12 01:36 PM

I made this recipe for my sister who loves Bengali sweets...but believe me..after trying this recipe..i completely agree with my sister....