October 20, 2014

Chum Chum

Ingredients :

  1. Whole Milk - 1 ltr.
  2. White Vinegar - 3 tablespoons + 4 tablespoons water
  3. Semolina - 1 tablespoon
  4. All Purpose Flour - 1 tablespoon
  5. Crushed Green Cardamom Pods

For Sugar Syrup :
  1. Sugar - 1 cup
  2. Water - 3 cups

Grated Khoya/Mawa & Chopped Pistachio for garnishing


Process :

  1. Take the milk in a pan and boil it. When the milk will start boiling, add White Vinegar+water little by little. When the milk will start curdling, turn off the heat. Now take a cheese cloth and strain the curdled milk, squeeze the cheese cloth to remove excess water. Now hang the cheese cloth from the tap for 1 hour.
  2. In the meantime, take the sugar & water in a boiling large flat pan and place on medium heat to boil.
  3. After 1 hour, take the chhana in a plate, add semolina, flour, crushed cardamom and mash the whole thing together by using your palm. Keep mashing the whole thing for at least 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, make small chum chums from the chhana mixture. The chum chums will be double in size, so at first make smaller version chumchums, before adding them to syrup.
  5. When the syrup will start boiling, add the chumchums. Boil for 15 minutes covered. After 15 minutes, open the lid, turn the chumchums, sprinkle some water on the chumcchums and again boil for 10 minutes covered. Turn off the heat. Let the chumchums to be at room temperature.
  6. When they will be completely at room temperature, take them out of the syrup, place on a plate in single layer, sprinkle grated khoya & chopped pistachio. Enjoy.......

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