Delightfully Green Cham Cham


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?


  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˜€

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

  3. i haven’t. ๐Ÿ™‚ cham cham looks delicious and am fond of sweets, ain’t i?

    btw, why is your life full of foods and wonderful sceneries, why?… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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˜€

  5. 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˜€

  6. 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.

    1. Hello Sabirah! It’s supposed to look like a paan ๐Ÿ˜€

      But yeah, they’re too sweet. Three people can share one cham cham.

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