Chhena Poda without oven छेना पोडा बनाने का आसान तरीका Indian Cheesecake

One of the classic desserts that's truly a treasure in its own right. Chhena Poda is one of those 'miracle' recipes that were accidentally invented. For all of you, here's my special treat. The much-awaited Chhena Poda recipe, how I learnt it...

60 minutes
Chhena Poda without oven  छेना पोडा बनाने का आसान तरीका  Indian Cheesecake Recipe - Ranveer Brar


1 cup Salt, नमक

2 ltr Milk , दूध

1 Lemon, juice, नींबू का रस

½ cup Sugar, चीनी

1 tsp Green cardamom powder, हरी इलायची पाउडर

8-10 Cashewnut, chopped, काजू

5-6 Almonds, chopped, बादाम

6-8 Pistachios, blanched, chopped, पिस्ता

2 tbsp Semolina, रवा

A pinch of baking soda, बेकिंग सोडा

½ tp Oil, तेल

1 tbsp Remaining chenna water, छेना का पानी

A pinch of salt, नमक


Other Ingredients

Sal leaves, साल के पत्ते


  • In a large sauce pot, add milk and bring it to boil.
  • Add lime juice. Keep on stirring and you will see the milk getting curdled.
  • Onces the milk gets curdled, pour the curdled milk into a bowl lined with a thin cotton napkin or muslin cloth.
  • Gently squeeze out the remaining whey from it. Keep the remaining whey for further use.
  • In a parat or bowl, add the prepared chenna crumble and mash slightly, making sure the texture is uniform.
  • Add sugar, green cardamom powder and mix well until the sugar melts completely.
  • Add all dry fruits, semolina and mix it well.
  • In a small bowl mix oil and baking soda together, transfer it into a parat and mix it well.
  • Add little remaining whey water and prepare a smooth cake batter consistency.
  • Preheat the oven at 200° C.
  • Grease a cake mould with oil. Place the sal leaves into the cake mould.
  • Pour the chenna poda mixture into the mould and tap twice. Cover the mould with a lid
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or 50 minutes in the pressure cooker.
  • Bake chena poda till the top crust gets a dark golden color.
  • Remove from the oven once done.
  • Then check with a bamboo skewer or toothpick and it should be clean. There should be no sticky batter on the toothpick.
  • Let the chenna poda cool completely in the pan. Then remove it.
  • Cut into pieces. Transfer into a serving plate and serve.


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