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Delightfully Green Cham Cham

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Although traditionally a Bengali sweet, cham cham is quite popular in Pakistan as well. They mostly come in oblong shapes, white in color, and soaked in a thick sugary syrup. In Hyderabad, India, I notice they decorate their cham chams with halved cherries on top.

And though I am not a huge fan of sweets in general, these green cham chams caught my attention right awayโ€”the color is so beautiful and it is shaped like a paan! And I really like how they use a clove to keep the corners in place.

Cham chams basically contain milk, sugar, lemon juice, food coloring, and rose water. I find the filling too sweet, but the outer green covering is nicely crisp and crunchy.

Have you tried this type of sweet before?

35 comments

  1. this is so very innovative style … i have always been a HUGE fan of cham chams and if presented in this way , i would certainly keep the whole box for my own appetite.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. That reminds me, Pervisha, I just noticed that I’ve been posting about food a lot lately. OK, I’ll make the blog less dangerous for you … will post something unrelated to food ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Chum Chum Is my favorite sweet but I haven’t had any in this style. I would love to try one of these too. We’ve a nice bengali sweet shop in NEw Jersey which is almost 2 hours away from me…I make sure I buy sweets from there, every time I visit there.

    1. Hello Mehwish! I notice that if one has easy access to all these sinful sweets, one doesn’t really appreciate them. We still have a box full of sweets left, and everyone’s ignoring them ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Oh this picture caught my eye! No, I haven’t heard of this before let alone see it. But it sounds interesting enough for me to want to try! Plus I have a very sweet tooth! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. A sweet tooth you say? Then look no further, Tien, for the great cham cham will satisfy all your sweet cravings. As a matter of fact, you can have my share ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I have never seen a sweet look like this. My initial thought was green samosas?! Haha. They look yummy though. I love cham chams…but in teeny weeny ant size quantities. I can’t handle the sweetness.

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