Chena Poda

Chena Poda is sweet dish native to the state of Orissa. It is a classy delicacy you will fall in love with once you have a bite of it. Poda means burnt in Odiya...Hence, Chena Poda means burnt home made paneer.

Ingredients :
Home made chenna from 3 liters of cows milk (Does give good taste with buffalo’s milk)
1/4th cup suji
1 cup powdered sugar
Handful of raisins
Some chopped cashew nuts
½ tsp cardamom powder
½ tsp nutmeg powder
½ tsp baking powder

For Caramelizing :1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp gua ghiya (Home made ghee from cows milk )

Method to cook:
Mix everything and mash well for 10-15 minutes.
Take an aluminium container. Place it slightly above the gas stove. Add ghee and then sugar and keep it till it starts caramelizing.
Add the chenna mixture made above it.
Bake at 180 degree centigrade for 1 hour in a pre-heated oven.
Cut into pieces like cutting a cake.
You can store it in refrigerator for a week.


  1. Looks just like a cake, Very different sweet dish, havent heard abt it till now, but surely would be the way its done too

  2. ""It is a classy delicacy you will fall in love with once you have a bite of it "
    I can imaging by its photo how one can fall in love with a bite of it...

  3. Wow very new dish for me, very different dish, never heard about it..

  4. Totally new dish to me, sounds very interesting. And any sweet dish is most welcome for me :-)
    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Heard about this chena poda, but never tasted. Surely will try this.
    Love this chenna cake:)

  6. OMG.. looks soo beautiful in ur click dear.. awesome recipe.. :)

  7. Sweet dish with paneer sounds very interesting...looks very delicious dear :)