Chum Chum / Champakali / Chom Chom

Chum Chum or Champakali / ChomChom it is one and the same called different names in different states. This is traditional Bengali sweet. It comes varietyof colors and also garnish. It is all time my favorite sweet.


  • Milk - 1 ltr 
  • Lemon / Lime juice - 4 tbsp
  • Yellow foodcolor  - 2 drops
  • Maida flour - a pinch
  • Corn flour or rice flour - a pinch
  • Dry cherries - 10 no , cut into half
  • Kova - 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp + sugar - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 3 cups
  • Water - 1 cup
  1. Boil the milk into the saucepan. Switch off the flame then after few mins add lemon juice stir once. Wait for 10 mins. The milk should be curdle. If it not completely separate wait for another 5 mins
  2. After 10-15 mins take a colander on top of spread muslin cloth or cheese cloth or anyother cloth for straining Pour the curdle milk into the strainer carefully then gather all sides of cloth squeeze gently to remove excess water/whey 
  3. Tightly tie the cloth and put it on the counter table place some heavy weight thing. ( I have used Castiron pot) press for 15 mins
  4. Meanwhile take a pressure cooker or heavy bottom pan (i used pressure cooker for quicker version) add sugar and water mix together and make sugar syrup  over a low flame
  5. After set for paneer crumble and sieve well till soft using palm for about 5 mins
  6. Then add color , sprinkle maida flour, cornflour or rice flour (i used cornflour) mix together 
  7. Make a small size of oval shape and place it inthe sugar syrup close the cooker lid and put weight wait for one whistle and turn very low flame for 5 mins then turn off 
  8. If you are using pan place all the panner into sugar syrup close the lid and cook for 15-20 mins
  9. Take out the cooker lid and let them little cool 
  10. In a bowl grate kova add cardamom powder and sugar and mix together fry till melt in a small pan or use microwave for faster
  11. Take each chum chum cut inthe middle place the spoon full of kova mixture and top of cheery
  12. Repeat the same process and serve 

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1 comment

Ms.Chitchat said...

Yum yum chum chum, love it any time. Nice illustrative clicks too, thanks.