Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chum Chum

I first heard of Chum chums when I was a school going kid. My aunt had made these sweet delicacies and when she told us that these were called "chum-chums", and that these were Bengali sweets, we kids thought that she was making it up - may be she was trying to make something else and ended up with this and now giving it a name of her own! Still those tasted good! During that age, we didn't have the internet to access and check on recipes from anywhere on the globe, like what we have now. Later on, during my college years, I had the chance to have authentic chum-chums on many occasions and really loved those. And thanks to internet and the blogger community, I could try these out my self.
Source: madhurasrecipe and manjulaskitchen
Ingredients :
1) Paneer 1/2 kg
2) Sugar 1 cup
3) Water 3 cups
4) Cloves 4
5) Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
6) Powered sugar 2 tsp
Method :
  Blend paneer in a blender until it becomes soft.Use the pulse mode so that it doesn't get too soft.You should be able to make a firm but smooth ball.If the paneer is too crumbly, add a teaspoon of water.
If you are planning to make chum chum with filling remove about 1/4 th cup of paneer. Then make small oval shaped balls of equal size using the remaining paneer.
 Take sugar, water and clove in a  big pan and boil for 10 mts. After 10 mts add the paneer balls, cover and cook for 10 mts. After 10 mts turn the paneer balls, cover and cook for another 10 mts.
 Now switch of the fire and let the chum chum's rest in syrup for 10 mts. Take the paneer that you have saved to make the filling and add 2 tsp powdered sugar and cardamom and mix well and microwave for 30 seconds,mix it again and microwave for another 30 seconds.
 Take out the chum chum's from syrup  and slit them in half and fill them with the prepared filling and if  you like you can roll them in nuts or coconut flakes.


  1. juicy chum chums are my favorite,and I have had them to my heart's content while I was in West Bengal:) These look so plump and juicy and the filling makes them so enticing...mmm..mmm

  2. I have always loved Chum chum by K.C.Das..I have to try making these...Looks lovely!!


  3. These melt-in-ur-mouth chumchum looks perfect..I have heard of them but never tasted it...Alwayz assumed it was difficult to make at home..But ur detail explanation will surely make it a breeze to make this bengali sweet..;)

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. these are my favourite and looks well done ! slurp !!

  5. this is my all time favourite..lovely clicks

  6. Hey Vidhya- just noticed comment above has been removed. Just wanted to bring to your attention
    in case it was accidental. Anyway..I had just said that your chum chums were Fabulous!

    US Masala

  7. Hi Aipi,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Sorry about the accidental delete - I wasn't keeping well and don't know what I did.

  8. Never heard of chum chum before..It sure looks heavely..Thanks for sharing, Vidhya..

  9. Chum Chum sweet looks mouthwatering. Already become your follower. Yours is a beautiful blog.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Favourite and wonderful space


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