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CHENAPODA

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Chenapoda is the FAMOUS cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. Chenapoda literally means burnt cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade cottage cheese or chena, sugar and raisins, and is baked for several hours until it browns. Chenapoda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavor is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar.






INGREDIENTS:-

Whole milk-1 gallon
Lemon juice-juice of 1 big lemon or 3 tbsp vinegar(but I prefer lemon juice)
Semolina-3 tsp
Condensed milk-1/2 cup
Sugar as per your taste(2 tbsp for caramel)
Cardamom powder as per taste
Ghee-2 tsp
Milk-3 tbsp
Raisins-handful(optional)



METHOD:-

1-Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium flame,Once it come to boil, add lemon juice
2-The milk will curdle, boil for a minute then turn off the flame(you can see the chena separating from the water.
3-Put the curdled milk in a muslin cloth, drain out the water, place the muslin cloth with chena under the running cold water tap, thi…