Chhena poda (transl. Baked cheddar) is a cheddar dessert from the Indian territory of Odisha. Chhena poda in a real sense implies Baked Cheese in Odia. It is made of very much plied custom-made new cheddar chhena, sugar is prepared for a few hours until it earthy colors. Chhena poda is the solitary notable Indian pastry whose flavor is overwhelmingly gotten from the caramelization of sugar.
Chhenapoda started in the Odia town of Nayagarh in the principal half of the 20th century. The proprietor of a candy store, Sudarshana Sahoo chose to add sugar and flavors to extra curds one evening, and left it in a stove that was still warm from before use. The following day, he was enjoyably astounded to discover what a delicious pastry he had made. Today, it is additionally made and is mainstream in numerous territories of India. Additionally it is a renowned and famous treat in seaside Odisha, India.
Request and offer of Chhenapoda is enormous in Odisha with each sweet shop setting up its own flavor either from sugar or gud (jaggery). Its state of a cake frequently draws in an immense number guests to eat something and take it home as the “Flavor of Odisha”.
Chhena poda is generally made at home during customary celebrations in Odisha, like Durga Puja. It is likewise served in little conventional side of the road slows down and candy parlors all through the state alongside different rarities, for example, rasagolla. Since the mid-1980s, it has step by step discovered its place in café menus across Odisha. Odisha Milk Federation is putting intensely in mass-creating and promoting this delicacy, decided not to allow this to happen once more.
- 2 lbs part-skim Ricotta cheese
- 3 tbsp sooji
- 15 tbsp of sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup cashew nuts (preferably raw)
- 1 cup water