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Thursday, 8 December 2011

'Chum chum'- the delicious wonder of Bengal


Bengal is well known for it's tradition of sweets. Well every Bengali friend of mine must be mouth watering after having a look at the picture. Bengal masters the art of making sweet. 'Chum chum' is a desired variety of sweet among all the crafted pleasures by expert halwai in the very land of Goddess Durga. Well, there are many festivals througout the year where sweet will be served to the guest, relatives in order to make the relation sweet through out one's lifetime. Chum chum is a wonder treat , extremely delicious, 'melt in mouth' item which is remembered forever for it's awesome taste. Let's see the method of preparation of this sweet item.

Ingredients: (for preparation of 12 pcs.)

Full creme milk (4 lts.)
Vinegar/ lime juice to extract the creme of milk
Suji ( semolina) 30 gms.,
Sugar (200gms. to prepare the sugar syrup)
Food color (1/2 teaspoon ) to enhance the color of the home made cottage cheese.

Procedure: The procedure is quite simple if it can be observed in a step wise method as represented schematically in the figure down.

Step 1: Boil the full creme milk and add vinegar ( about 50ml.) to extract the creme. Separate the creme and drain the excess water. You may add food color ( marron/deep red ) or any other colors of your choice as shown in the picture. Use your hands to make a dough and leave it for about half an hour.

Step 2: Prepare smaller rounded doughs from the structures and make it a little elongated to get a shape as shown in the figure above.

Step 3: Boil sugar in water to prepare a sugar syrup.

Step 4: Release the prepared elongatd doughs in the sugar syrup. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes. Check with the help of a spoon if they are soft enough to pierce. Then switch off the burner and allow it to cool down.

You may serve the prepared chum chums in a serving plate and it's ready to romance with your tongue. So, really if you have a little conception and apply little effort making sweets at home is really  your cup of tea. Perhaps this will be a perfect sweet dish for your family members in a get together/family reunion.


  1. hey mam...nice chum chum recipe here :-)

  2. i've never heard of this treat before -- looks sweet! i am new to your site and anxious to look around at some more recipes ;-)

  3. Hello.
    I've never had his before, but it looks & sounds delicious.
    I must admit, every time I visit here, I feel like I'm in food heaven...and I LOVE to eat! (lol)
    As always, precise instructions & excellent presentation!
    Thanks for sharing. Do come visit me sometime & bring some of your delicious food (smile).

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

  4. Yummy treat! Never had these chum chums before, but sounds delicious and the recipe seems easy. I might have to make some chum chums.

    thank you for sharing