Malai Chum Chum – Bengali Sweets

Malai Chum Chum is a very popular Bengali Sweet made with Paneer or homemade Cottage Cheese. It is a delicious Indian dessert which you can not resist yourself to take a bite. This chum chums are soaked in sugar syrup and coated with rich and creamy malai. This recipe is quite similar to RasgullaRajbhog and Rasmalai, but the taste is totally individual and they are one of my personal favourites. So I have decided to post this recipe on the eve of the 1st anniversary of my blog. Enjoy this Bengali melt in mouth delicacy and do share your experience in the comment section bellow.

Image : Malai Chum Chum

malai chum chum 21Important :


  • Preparation Time : 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 50 minutes
  • Total Time :  1 hr
  • Makes : 6 chum chum

Ingredients : 

To make Chum Chum –

  • Paneer or Chenna or Indian Cottage Cheese (150 gm) [ Read how to make Chenna Here]
  • Yellow Food Colour (few drops)

To make Sugar Syrup –

  • Water (4 cups)
  • Sugar (1 1/2 cups)

To make Malai –

  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Fresh Cream (1/2 cup) /whisked
  • Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Cardamom Powder (1/4 tsp)

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Images : 

Take chenna or paneer on a plate

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Knead for 3-4 minutes

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Add yellow food colour

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Knead again for 3-4 minutes and make a soft dough

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Divide into six equal portions

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Shape them like chum chum

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To make syrup, add sugar to water

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Boil until sugar dissolves completely

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Add chum chums into boiling syrup and cover the pan for 10 minutes on high flame

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After 10 minutes, flip them and again cover the pan for 15 minutes

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After cooked, switch off the flame

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Let them cool down

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To make malai, take milk and boil

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Add whisked thick cream

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Boil until reduced to half

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Add sugar

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Add cardamom powder

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Switch off the flame and let it cool down

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When the chum chums are cool, place them on a plate

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Drizzle malai over the chum chums and serve

malai chum chum 20Tips :

  • Kneading the chenna is very important to make perfect chum chum.
  • You can serve them warm or in room temperature.
  • You can also avoid using food colour, in that case, your chum chum will look white instead of yellow.

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2 Replies to “Malai Chum Chum – Bengali Sweets”

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    i never thought in my dreams also that i can ever make bengali sweets at home but thankssssssss to you i made chum chum and it came out so nice thank you so much. love juhi

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