Chum Chum is a traditional Bengali sweet and is quite similar to Rasgulla. Most people don't know that Chum Chum has a filling inside it while the Rasgulla plain and simple without any filling. Many people call Chum Chum as long Rasgulla, and is truly amazing. This dessert recipe is mostly prepared during Durga Puja and is made using homemade chenna. So, what are you waiting for? Try this amazing dish and enjoy!
1 litre cow milk
1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon milk powder
2 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoon milk
1 tablespoon ghee
1/2 teaspoon green cardamom
6 strands saffron
How to make Chum Chum
To prepare this easy recipe, put a pan over medium flame and boil 1-litre milk in it. Once it comes to a boil, add vinegar or lemon juice in it and stir well. Let the milk curdle and once done, strain the whey in a bowl using muslin or cheesecloth and use it when required. Make sure you don't drain the whey as its quite nutritious.
Squeeze the muslin cloth gently and hang for 20 to 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes of hanging, remove the chhena in a plate. Now, add it in a dough-kneading plate and combine the chenna and maida together, and knead a soft dough using your palms for 10 minutes.
Now, divide the dough into 6 to 7 equal portions and make small oval-shaped balls for making the chum chum.
Now, put a saucepan over medium flame and combine sugar and water in it. Allow it to boil over medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Your sugar syrup is ready now.
Now, add chum chum in the sugar syrup and boil on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes. Now, drain and remove the cooked chum chum on a plate and keep aside.
Now, we will make the stuffing. In a pan, combine together ghee, sugar powder, milk powder, milk cream and saffron strands for the stuffing and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Your stuffing is ready.
Take the oval-shaped balls and slit the chum chum length-wise.
Now, take a little filling prepared earlier and stuff in the centre of the oval-shaped balls and roll them on dedicated coconut.
Your Chum Chums are ready. Refrigerate them for an hour and serve chilled.