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It's the begining of a festive week for several communities in India and every Indian wants to celebrate this festival in very traditional way with lots of mouth melting sweets. 'Chenna Poda' (burnt cheese) is the quintessential cottage cheese dessert from the state of Orissa in Eastern India. It is made of well kneaded ricotta cheese or chenna, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins; baked for several hours in earthen fire untill it browns. The burnt smell is amazing and it is very delicious in taste. It must be cooled down for hours before serving. Lord Jagannath, the lord of this universe's favorite dessert is to be said Chenna Poda. So friends, don't waste your time, tryout and relish this mouth melting Oriya dessert.
2&1/2 Cups Fresh Warm Chenna / Ricotta Cheese / Fresh Paneer (hung chenna)
1&1/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
½ tsp Cardamom Powder
2 tbsp Rice Flour
Some Cashewnuts (chopped)
Mash the chenna nicely by using your palms, this process will make the chenna soft.
Add Sugar little by little and mix it thoroughly.
Put clarified butter (desi ghee), rice flour and cardamom powder and mix well again. Now chenna mixture is ready.
Preheat oven to 200’C. Place a baking paper in a baking pan, grease with clarified butter (ghee) and pour the whole mixture into the pan.
Top with cashew nuts and raisins. Press lightly by using your palms. Now it is ready to insert in oven.
Bake for 40 minutes. Cool down completely.
Cut into desired shape and serve.
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