Cham Cham (Bengali Sweet )

Cham Cham or Chum Chum is a traditional sweet from West Bengal and is very popular in Bangladesh , India and Pakistan . It is usually made with Chenna (a scrambled Milk or Paneer preparation ) and available in variety of colors. The stuffing is made up of dried milk (Khoya ) or Dry fruits and nuts . I have tried it for the first time and everyone liked it. This goes for white color for cooking with colors theme. So let’s start the recipe .yum


1 liter full cream milk
1 teaspoon vinegar/lime juice
2 cup sugar
4 cup water
2 tablespoon corn flour

For stuffing

1 cup chopped nuts (almonds , cashews , walnuts , raisins etc)
1 tablespoon almonds , sliced
1/4 cup coconut , dessicated
1/2 cup pitted dates
2-3 green cardamom

Boil milk in a pan . Let it cool a little and then add vinegar and stir it . When all milk scrambled , remove from heat. Wash it under running water and set aside.Its called Chenna.


Add corn flour in the Chenna we prepared . Mix it till smooth.Make 8 round balls from it . Give them oval shape and set aside.Boil 4 cup water in a pan or pressure cooker . Add 2 cup sugar and boil for 2 minutes.Place the Cham Cham in it and cook for 15-20 minutes in pan or 1 whistle in pressure cooker. Let it in the sugar syrup for 1 hour or till it cooled.
For stuffing

Dry roast the nuts in a pan , add dessicated coconut and cook for 1 minute.Cool it and add cardamoms and pitted dates. Grind this mixture and set side.
Take out the Cham Cham from syrup . Make a slit in the center and fill a tablespoon full of stuffing in it . Repeat the process for rest .
Garnish with chopped almonds .
Serve chilled .
Serve-4. Prep time-1 hour
Note : Mix corn flour gently and firmly  in Chenna .

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42 comments on “Cham Cham (Bengali Sweet )”

  1. Cham Chams look super sweet. Very nicely explained.

  2. Srivalli says:

    Wow looks so delicious!..stuffing makes it yum!

  3. Chitz says:

    Really very tempting sweet dear 🙂 Looks very delicious !!

  4. Nice and inviting. Never knew about cham cham and that step by step pictures has certainly given me the knowledge.

    1. Thanks for appreciation Nava !

  5. very lovely and delicious cham chams I love them…

    1. Love them too ! Thanks

  6. Usha says:

    Perfectly made cham chams. I can gobble those away in matter of seconds!

  7. very delicious sweet…

  8. Great step by step instructions! They look wonderful and I do love cardamom. Thanks for stopping by, I'm having fun looking at your recipes and learning lots of new things. 🙂

  9. Wish i get that plate rite now, droolworthy cham cham.

  10. Delicious and authentic cham chams recipe.

  11. Reni says:

    looks very delicious..

  12. Oh what a treat for the eyes!.. Just want to grab and pop one into my mouth right away 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  13. Kalyani says:

    looks yum ! I love bengali sweets.. I somehow remember cham cham made with saffron / yellow food colour – but this version also looks great.. must try..

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  14. to get the perfect Bengali mithai is have done a cool job..I woul'nt dare try :))

  15. beautifully to taste have lot of wonderful recipes.will try this some time.

  16. chenna is new to me. stuffing looks great. must be delicious

  17. sushma says:

    My all time favorite sweet. Delicious

  18. Pavani N says:

    Cham cham is one of my favorite desserts.. Looks super delicious.

  19. My fav sweet. Never made the stuffed version.Must be divine.

  20. oh that should be delicious and awesome!!! am drooling here!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  21. Irresistible stuffing!

  22. Manju says:

    Cham Cham is mouthwatering one,

  23. Awesome… i love all bengali mithai… they are too delicious in taste.

  24. kanwar jis says:

    Come into the Kanwarjis Sweet shop a variety of colours, textures and shapes. Each sweet has its own identity in indian Sweets and Bengali Sweets in Delhi.

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    Places where you can find Kaju sweet in Delhi/NCR. Here is serving Kaju Burfi in Delhi from kanwarjis sweets shop.You Want to Buy Desi Ghee sweets please for order now on

  26. kanwar jis says:

    View menu bengali sweets in Delhi. We offer high and fine quality Bengali Sweets to our most reliable customers which are situated all round the nation.

  27. Mouth watering recipe Thank you

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