Chhena poda - Indian cheesecake
Chenna Pudo is decadent and delicious way of having cottage cheese.
chenna pudo, chhena poda, chhenna podo
gm chenna/paneer/cottage cheese
Remaining ingredients for chenna pudo
sooji or semolina
or 1 cup sugar+¼ cup jaggery
ghee or clarified butter
Mash the chenna/fresh paneer in plate for 4-5 minutes until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients with chenna water to the cheese.Mix well with a spoon.
If you are using sugar, it will turn a bit watery and semolina will balance it.
Line a baking tin with a baking sheet at the bottom and the sides.
Preheat the oven for 5 min.
Bake a 170 degrees for around 1 hour.
Adjust the baking time if the top of the chhena poda has not turned brown yet.
Allow the chhena poda to cool down before removing from the tin.
Overturn the baking dish on a plate.
Let it come out on a plate.
However,allow it to further cool for 15-20 minutes so that it gets a bit firm in texture.
You can buy also use paneer from dairy.
You can also replace 1-¼ cup jaggery with 1 cup sugar +¼ jaggery.I like the jaggery version as it is healthier.