Cham cham the Authentic Bangladeshi Dessert

Cham cham the Authentic Bangladeshi Dessert

Cham cham or Chum Chum is a traditional Bengali sweet which comes in various colours. It is normally coated with mawa. Cham cham is for those who really really love sweet ( specially for my dad who has the sweetest tooth I ever seen).



. 2 litres milk

. 3 tablespoons white vinegar/ lemon juice

. 1 tablespoon sugar

.1 tablespoon semolina

.1 tablespoon plain flour

.1 tablespoon self raising flour

.1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

. 4 cups sugar for syrup

. 4 tablespoon sugar of caramel

. 2 tablespoon dry mawa

Also needs


. Deep large pan (28’’) with lid

How to make:


Check out my chhana recipe.

Cham cham:

1. Now need to squeeze the cheese to extract the water. Make sure the cheese has no excess water otherwise Cham cham will break into pieces.

2. The cheese needs to be kneaded 2 minutes. Then add sugar, semolina, plain flour, self raising flour and cardamom powder. Knead the cheese until your palm feels a little greasy. You can use food processor for kneading then it will be a lot easier.

3. Now divide the dough into 20 equal parts and make them into oval shaped ball.

4. Heat the pan with 7 cups water and add the sugar on medium high. Bring it to boil and add the balls to the syrup. Cover the pan with the lid.

5. Need to boil the ball 80 minutes but need add ½ cup of water in every 10 minutes.

6. Make caramel of sugar and add with syrup.

7. Cook 10 minutes more and turn off the heat. Add 1 cup of hot water in syrup and let it cool down.

8. Take out Cham cham from syrup and roll in mawa. Cham cham is ready to serve.

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July 18, 2014 12:34 pm

apu caramel ta ki kre banabo? Nd self raisin flour ta ki ami bashae banate parbo ? Moeda nd baking powdr die

selima khan
selima khan
July 14, 2014 1:29 am

cham cham came out perfect. thanks a lot

May 24, 2014 12:14 pm

Hi Rownak, I was wondering if I can use a smaller size pot. What is the minimum size so that all the sweets will be okay in there?

umme kulsum
umme kulsum
June 6, 2013 8:42 am

Hi,Rownak.How r u?I made chamcham yesterday.It was perfect teste and colour.Many many thanks for this recipe.My daughter and Hubby like this.

June 4, 2013 2:08 am

Thanks apu for your reply. I am using measuring cup and spoons. I think I want sweeter :p so I have to cook atleast 30 more mins. I will check your other recipe 🙂