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Chena Murki: Indian Sweet Recipe

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Chena murki is a traditional sweet from Bengal

Chena murki is a traditional sweet from Bengal

Chena murki is a popular Indian sweet from the Indian state of Bengal. It is very easy to make, can be prepared quickly, and is quite tasty, too.

The main ingredient is paneer, or Indian cottage cheese. For the best flavour, it is important to start with the freshest possible paneer.

Rose water or kewra water are optional ingredients, rose water being my preference. In my opinion, adding rose water takes the flavour up several notches. Kewra water, for those who are not familiar, is a fragrant Indian floral water, in the tradition of rose water, extracted from the flowers of Pandanus tectorius.

If you try making this delicious sweet, please do share your experience.

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Cook Time

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10 min

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40 min

4-5 servings

Paneer, or Indian cottage cheese, is the main ingredient of chena murki

Paneer, or Indian cottage cheese, is the main ingredient of chena murki

Ingredients

  • 250 grams fresh paneer (Indian cottage cheese), cut into medium-sized cubes
  • 1 cup / 250 grams sugar
  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml water
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp rose water or kewra water (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the sugar and water in a nonstick pan until it dissolves. Add the cardamom powder and optional rose water or kewra. Cook the sugar syrup over low flame until it reaches a 1-string consistency.
  2. Add the paneer cubes and keep stirring and cooking the syrup until it becomes white and bubbly.
  3. When the sugar syrup becomes so thick that it would soon start to solidify, remove it from the heat and keep stirring until the paneer cubes are well coated with sugar, leaving any excess sugar as a powder. Chena murki is ready.
  4. Transfer the chena murki to a plate and let the sugar coating firm up before serving.

Chena Murki: Indian Sweet Recipe

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