Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Traditional Bengali Sweet - Kancha Golla (Cottage Cheese Sweet)

I had promised to come up with easy recipes and this cant get any easier. So many times we crave for something sweet and fresh.I almost instantly start dreaming of the fresh chenna sweets we get in those sweet shops in Kolkata..Sen Mahashay is my favourite. They make this wide variety of chenna sandesh that are just the melt in your mouth kinds. This recipe today would be extremely helpful for all my friends settled outside Joletta and who crave for fresh sandesh. Kancha Golla is a chenna (cottage cheese) dumpling mixed with some sugar. Many a times we have a lot of left over milk from the previous day..this is a perfect recipe to use that up. Making cottage cheese at home is very easy too. You just need around a litre of milk and 1 tbsp of white vinegar.
So go ahead friends and enjoy this delicacy, making which is just a breeze.

Ingredients :

Milk - 1 litre ( preferably full cream)

White vinegar - 1 tbsp

Sugar - 4 tbsp (powdered)

Raisins - for garnish


The first step is to make the chenna (cottage cheese).

For that put the milk on heat , once it starts to boil , reduce the heat and add 1 tbsp of vinegar.

Put  it off the heat and let it rest for 5 mins. You will see the whey separate. Drain the chenna well and keep aside.

To make the gollas(sandesh)

Take the chenna in a wide bowl , mix the sugar and knead very well till you get a smooth consistency and the sugar has been mixed well.

Divide the mixture into equal portions and roll into little balls.

Garnish with raisins and serve fresh!

PS - A few of my blogger friends have done different versions of this sandesh. When you scroll on my blog page you will find a list of blogs that I follow and they are all my friends. Check those pages for some interesting variations of the Sandesh.


  1. Lovely presentation with the hibiscus flowers

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