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 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?
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.. 😀
I wish someone was going to London so that I could send you a box. Miss you loads!
Yummy!!!! 🙂 Your pictures make it more delicious.
Ooo I love cham cham. and gulaab jamun and ras malai. yum yum. Buh my mum saying, these look like colorful samosiyan. 😛
LOL @ colorful samosiyan 😀
im literally drooling now nadia…… ur blog getting dangerous day by day
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 😀
It looks very innovative and attractive.What’s the usual filling? Love the pic,btw!
Thank you, Lat! The filling is full cream milk cooked with sugar, lemon juice, and rose water.
I LOVE Cham chams. ANd Kaju katli. YUMMERS.
I didn’t know what a katli was, so I googled it. It turns out to be barfi, one of my favorites!
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?… 🙂
San, after all these food posts, I’m going to have a series on how to lose weight 😀
I love Pakistani Cham Cham & gulaab jamaan!! 🙂 Those Cham Cham look beautiful, credit to your photography 🙂
Thank you, LavendarClouds. Credit goes to the designer of this cham cham 😀
This is very unique presentation and i totally love it.
Yep, it is quite an unusual shape for cham cham.
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.
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 😀
I have never seen such Cham Cham in Bangladesh. 😮
I’ve never seen such cham cham anywhere else either! It’s probably something that’s only available in Hyderabad.
Bhabhi, this pic is making my mouth really watery….. 😀
There’s more in the fridge; go get one 🙂
No. But I’d love to. Pls. send some over 🙂
Too late, Delirium; I’ve eaten your share 😀
Have never tried or even heard of them! I’m always learning new things through your blog 😀
They look very pretty!
I’m glad to know that, ‘liya! Thank you so much 🙂
Like your photography (as always)… but cham cham’s too sweet for me.
Thank you, Mezba!
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! 😉
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 😀
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.
Hello Sabirah! It’s supposed to look like a paan 😀
But yeah, they’re too sweet. Three people can share one cham cham.