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छेन्ना रेसिपी, पनीर के जायके - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Chenna recipes in Hindi)
છેન્ના / પનીરની વાનગીઓ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Chenna recipes in Gujarati)

Chenna Recipes, Indian Dessert recipes using Chenna, Paneer

Chenna Recipes, Indian Dessert Recipes using Chenna. We show you how to make Chenna and then some super Bengali sweets made using Chenna.

How to make Chenna

Chenna is made by curdling full-fat milk and draining the extra moisture. Addition of sour agents like vinegar or lemon juice result into separation of whey from milk.


If you are lazy to make chenna at home, you can use cottage cheese or paneer, which is used extensively in Indian cuisine to make everything from subzis to pulaos and is a handy ingredient in the preparation of sweets as well.

Paneer imparts not just softness but a very interesting, crumbly mouth-feel, which lands quite richly on the palate. You can simply blend paneer in a mixer grinder or mix it using your palm to give the required texture.

Indian Bengali Sweet Recipes using Chenna

Chenna is extensively used in preparation of an array of Bengali sweets like Sandesh, Chum Chum, Rasgulla, Rasmalai. You can even stuff rasmalai to make Fresh Fruits Stuffed Rasmalai a dessert beyond comparison, a creation that has to be experienced to be understood!

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The rich, milky flavour of succulent rasmalai is complemented beautifully by a fruity stuffing, and enhanced further by a topping of masala milk.

Sandesh is made by combining powdered sugar and different flavours and essences. You can try your hands on making simple Sandesh made by mixing chenna or sugar or flavored Sandesh like the rose Sandesh, pineapple Sandesh, Chocolate Sandesh. To enhance the appearance, you can stack chenna with colorful fruits in a glass to make Layered Fruit Sandesh .


Our website also has quick and easy recipes that make use of paneer like the Mixed Fruit Sandesh, Quick Apple Sandesh. You can even combine 2-3 sandesh to make cylindrical roll of Chocolate- Vanilla and Orange Sandesh that can be sliced after refrigerating. You can shape the chenna into small roundels or get moulds from the market to give them different shapes. Apart from the Sandesh, you can make Indian desserts like the delightful Chenna Malpua, Saffron Chenna Pie that will be loved by all. Also, the paneer pistachio rolls put paneer to good use.

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Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe recipe
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali delight right in your own kitchen! We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
Rasgulla (  Mithai) recipe
The famous Bengali sweet with its history of more than a century has crossed the boundaries of culture, caste and creed. It is relished almost everywhere in India and has been popularised abroad as well. Making rasgulla is an art and comes with practice.
Chum Chum recipe
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 sti ....
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe) recipe
This is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgullas. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas -- from the amount of lemon juice used ....
Saffron Chenna Pie recipe
When we are kids, moms worry about avoiding cavities in our teeth, and when we get older we start worrying about tooth decay. In short, taking care of our teeth is a headache during most stages of our life! Well, taking care of your teeth can be fun too. Here, for instance, we show you how to supple ....
Quick Apple Sandesh recipe
A perfect balance of tradition, modernity and convenience, the apple sandesh is a delectable dessert you can whip up in minutes. Here, quickly-made balls of Sandesh are topped with an a ....
Kalakand, Microwave Kalakand Recipe recipe
The milky taste and moderate sweetness of Kalakand makes it everybody's favourite. It is a brilliant choice for any occasion. Unlike the traditional process that takes a lot of time, this microwave recipe is quite easy to make. With crumbled cottage cheese, milk powder and fresh cream, it has th ....
Chocolate- Vanilla and Orange Sandesh recipe
Using just two ingredients, chenna and sugar, Sandesh a very popular Bengali delicacy is made. If you get the texture of chenna correctly, then you won't have a tough time make these Sandesh. We have created an unusually flavored Sandesh using orange squash, ....
Sandesh recipe
A light creamy delicacy from West Bengal made with curdled milk. It is an art to make this recipe which requires practice and patience. Make use of fresh chenna to get the perfect texture. Do not try making this using market brought paneer because, it lacks ....
Orange Chennar Payesh recipe
The traditional Bengali dessert gets a peppy twist with the addition of orange segments. The Orange Chennar Payesh, a lip-smacking and luxurious dessert, can also be quickly made as shown here, using paneer and condensed milk. In fact, eight minutes is all it takes! for an extra special touch.
Baked Rasgulla, Bengali Sweet Dessert Recipe recipe
Love rasgullas? Then, this Baked Rasgulla is just the right dessert for you. Made by baking rasgullas bathed in a creamy paneer mixture, this innovative dessert has a very nice mouth-feel and flavour, which will delight your taste buds. The aroma and flavour of spices like saffron and cardamom a ....
Orange Sandesh ( Desi Khana ) recipe
A paneer-based delight, sandesh is very popular not just in india but also in indian confectioners abroad. Here, the popular citrus fruit lends sandesh a refreshing tanginess, resulting in an irresistible orange sandesh.
Homemade Cream Cheese Recipe, Made with Paneer and Curd recipe
Cream cheese is a fabulous addition to any sandwich or salad , and also handy to make different spreads, dips and
Paneer Pistachio Rolls recipe
It is so rich and luscious that you might think it is difficult to make! you will be pleasantly surprised to know that paneer pistachio rolls can be prepared within minutes. The paneer gives the rolls a lovely texture and the roasted pistachios ensure a wonderful crunchiness, while the rose essence ....
Quick Mango Sandesh recipe
The ever-popular Bengali favourite, now in a quick and exciting form! While sandesh normally takes a long time to prepare, this version made with grated paneer will be ready in a jiffy, and thanks to the addition of another all-time favourite, the King of Fruits, it becomes much tastier too. You mig ....
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