This is a north Indian sweet,which is absolutely
It is a variation of rasgulla sweet,originating
from Bengal (India) .
Results will be best,only if you use the best
cottage cheese,or home made paneer.
If you are using store bought paneer,make sure
the paneer is too soft and at room
So for my version of pineapple chum chum
200 gm paneer/cottage cheese
1.5 tsp.rawa (semolina/rulang) or substitute
with 2 tsp arrowroot.
For the syrup
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1/2 tsp.cardamon powder
1/2 tsp pineapple essence.
a few saffron strands/yellow coloring
a pinch of salt
For the filling
1/4 cup khova (mawa unsweetened)
grated lemon rind 1/4 tsp.
small bits of dehydrated pineapple or stewed
nuts like pistachios,watermelon seeds can be
few cherries to decorate
Knead the paneer ,rawa,and sugar well to a
soft pliable dough.
You could use a food processor too.
Make into desired shape ,and set aside.
Now to prepare the syrup
Add all ingredients for syrup in a pressure cooker.
When it is about to boil ,drop in the chum
Close the lid with the vent on,and cook to two
Allow to cool in the cooker itself for 45 minutes.
Open the lid and allow to cool thoroughly.
Once cool slit in the centre and add the filling.
Decorate with cherries.
For the filling-Mix all ingredients listed for
filling and stuff the chum chums.
Note : Do not slit the chum chum when it is