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Cham Cham

Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal


  • 300g Chenna (Indian cottage cheese)
  • One tablespoon flour
  • Two tablespoons sugar

For sugar syrup

  • Five cups of water
  • Two cups sugar
  • Three green cardamoms

For garnish

  • Milkpowder or desiccated coconut
  • Chopped pistachios


  • In a bowl, take the fresh Chenna. Add flour and sugar.
  • Knead it well until you get a smooth texture.
  • Take small portions of the dough and make oval-shaped balls.
  • In a large pot add sugar and water to make the syrup. Add cardamoms and bring it to boil.
  • When the syrup starts to boil, add all the balls carefully.
  • Lower the heat to medium-high and cover the pot. Let it boil for 7 minutes.
  • After this time, uncover the pot and stir everything carefully.
  • Cover the pot again and let it cook for 20 minutes more.
  • After 20 minutes, carefully remove the balls in a plate.
  • When they are completely cool, roll them in powdered milk or desiccated coconut and sprinkle chopped pistachios on top.


Tips and tricks:

  • To prepare Chenna, you must use the whole milk.
  • It is better to use fresh Chenna prepared on the same day.
  • Do not overcook the Chenna balls, as they can turn rubbery and hard.