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Mango Chhena Poda

Sasmita
a fusion of the extremely popular smoky flavored sweet delicacy of Odisha, Chhena Poda using the king of fruit Mango.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Odia
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • ½ kg Chhena (cottage cheese)
  • ¾ cup Mango pulp
  • 2 tbsp Sooji (semolina)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp Dryfuits (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Ghee + for greasing

Instructions
 

  • Grease the mini molds with ghee and keep aside.
  • Preheat the oven at 180° C.
  • Now take chhena in a mixing bowl and mash it gently by hand (not too fine texture).
  • Then add sugar, sooji, cardamom powder, chopped dryfruits and mix well till everything incorporates well.
  • Transfer the chhena mixture into the mini molds evenly (fill upto 3/4th of the molds).
  • Tap the molds a bit and bake at 180° C for 30-35 mins / till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Take out the molds, allow to cool down completely.
  • On a plate, turn the molds upside down to get the deliciously soft mango chhena poda.
  • Serve as it is or cold as a sweet snack or dessert after meal !

Notes

  • In the dryfruits I have used cashew and raisin. Any other can be opted.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar depending upon the sweetness of mango.
  • This mango chhena poda can stay fresh for up to 1-2 days in refrigerator.
  • Usually there is a caramelized effect on top of chhena poda like I did here. But in this mango chhenapoda I have skipped that.
Keyword Mango Recipe, Summer Dessert