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 away—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?

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35 Responses to Delightfully Green Cham Cham

  1. joveria shah says:

    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.. :D

  2. Masood Basha says:

    Yummy!!!! :) Your pictures make it more delicious.

  3. Khanum says:

    Ooo I love cham cham. and gulaab jamun and ras malai. yum yum. Buh my mum saying, these look like colorful samosiyan. :P

  4. Khanum says:

    im literally drooling now nadia…… ur blog getting dangerous day by day

    • nadia says:

      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 :D

  5. Lat says:

    It looks very innovative and attractive.What’s the usual filling? Love the pic,btw!

  6. Avanthika says:

    I LOVE Cham chams. ANd Kaju katli. YUMMERS.

  7. i haven’t. :) cham cham looks delicious and am fond of sweets, ain’t i?

    btw, why is your life full of foods and wonderful sceneries, why?… :)

  8. I love Pakistani Cham Cham & gulaab jamaan!! :) Those Cham Cham look beautiful, credit to your photography :)

  9. aiman says:

    This is very unique presentation and i totally love it.

  10. Mehwish Siddiqui says:

    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.

    • nadia says:

      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 :D

  11. Sajib says:

    I have never seen such Cham Cham in Bangladesh. :-o

  12. Sabiha says:

    Bhabhi, this pic is making my mouth really watery….. :D

  13. Delirium says:

    No. But I’d love to. Pls. send some over :)

  14. 'liya says:

    Have never tried or even heard of them! I’m always learning new things through your blog :D

    They look very pretty!

  15. Mezba says:

    Like your photography (as always)… but cham cham’s too sweet for me.

  16. Tien says:

    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! ;)

    • nadia says:

      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 :D

  17. Sabirah M says:

    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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