Chenna Poda Recipe is a popular dessert from Orissa. It is a baked paneer dish where chenna/ paneer is mixed with sugar, cashew nuts and raisins and is baked for several hours. Serve this delicious desert at the end of a weekend meal.
To begin making Chenna Poda, firstly take fresh paneer or homemade chenna and mash it well with your hands.
Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix all together properly.
Add sooji/rawa, ghee and milk and mix it properly till everything incorporates well.
In a separate pan fry the broken pieces of cashews and few raisins and add it to the chenna mix as well.
In a baking pan or a tin, add 1 tablespoon of ghee and spread all over the base.
Turn off the gas and transfer the chenna mix over the caramelized sugar evenly.
Take out the baked chenna poda and cool it on a wire wrack for 2 hours approximately.
Hold the pan upside down on a serving tray and remove the chenna poda carefully.
Cut into slices and serve!