How to make Chenna Poda -

Odisha’s favourite sweet made of chhena, with a crunchy caramelized crust.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Chenna (छैना), Semolina

Cuisine : Odia

Course : Desserts

Chenna Poda

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Dessert is mostly referred to a final sweet course that concludes a meal, but those with a serious sweet tooth will agree that anytime is dessert time. The array of ingredients that you can use to prepare these decadent delights gives you plenty of room for innovation and variety.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chenna Poda Recipe

  • Chenna 1/2 kilogram

  • Semolina 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 1 1/4 cups

  • Malted chocolate powder 1/2 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for greasing

  • Chocolate sauce for garnishing


Step 1

Preheat oven at 200° C.

Step 2

Mash together chenna, semolina, sugar, chocolate powder and green cardamom powder in a large bowl. Add almonds, pistachios and mix well.

Step 3

Grease a cake tin with oil.

Step 4

Pour the chenna poda mixture into the tin. Cover the tin with a lid and place a bowl of water over it.

Step 5

Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.

Step 6

Remove from the oven and cut into pieces. Transfer onto a serving plate, drizzle some chocolate sauce and serve.

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