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β€œI’m not a vegetarian! I’m a dessertarian!”
Some one said it right!Desserts hold such a prominent place in any menus.

This being a festive season with Chirstmas and New Year come floating into our lives I would like to post few dessert recipes to enjoy after a scrumptious meal..Chum Chum is a bengali sweet dish that is famous in India,Bangladesh and Pakistan..It is very easy to make dessert with just few ingredients like milk,sugar and coconut flakes.It is made to be fresh and consumed rather than to store and eat.
{Learn how to make Rose Chum Chum –  a popular Bengali sweet made with whole milk and sugar and coconut flakes!~Completely irresistible !!}

Chum Chum comes in many colors and the most popular ones are the light pink and plain white.I have topped my Chum Chums with some nutritious sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.

Makes almost 8 Chum Chum 
Takes nearly 60 minutes

What You Need:

  • Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese made of 1 litre milk.

Please check out the recipe here to make Paneer at home 

Home Made Paneer

  • Sugar – 2 cups 
  • Water 5 cups
  • Shredded coconut flakes – 2 tbsp
  • Nuts of your choice – 2 tbsp


  • Make paneer according to the recipe given here
  • Squeeze out any water from the paneer by draining it.
  • Place the drained paneer on a flat surface and knead it for 5 minutes until you can form a smooth and firm ball out of it. If it is too crumbling add a little bit of milk to it and knead it smoothly.While kneading itself add a pinch of food color of your choice.I added pink color to get a pale pink shade for my chums chums.
  • Divide the big paneer ball dough into smooth round balls.Make a oval space by narrowing one end of the ball.In fact you can make your own shapes of your choice.
  • Start making the syrup by taking the water into a thick and wide saucepan and boil it for 5 min.
  • Usage of wide pan allows the chum chum to expand and not break them.
  • Add sugar and stir util it dissolve completely.Add the paneer balls into the syrup slowly and bring the syrup to boil for 5 min.
  • Cover the pot and reduce the flame to cook the chums chums for 10 min.Turn them aside and cook for 15 more minutes.They will puff up with small holes on it and they appear like sponge.
  • Switch off the flame and allow them to rest for 15 more minutes.
  • Take coconut flakes into a plate.Remove the chum chums from syrup and roll over the shredded coconut.
  • Chill them and top it with your favorite nuts or seeds.


  1. Use store bought paneer if you dont have time to prepare at home.But home made is fresh!
  2. Use pistachios and cream to serve chum chums for a different taste.
  3. Knead the paneer well to avoid crinkles and crumbles.

If you ever try this recipe please consider sending me the feedback!
For any queries or feedback write to sirisfood[at]gmail[dot]com

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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