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Chenna Murki Recipe - Sugar Coated Paneer

An easy and traditional Bengali Sweet made with paneer cubes (Indian cottage cheese), sugar and cardamom.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 200 grams Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 3 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 tsp Rose Water (optional)


  • Cut the paneer into small cubes and set aside. Crush the cardamom seeds and keep it aside.
  • In a wide pan, combine the sugar and water and mix till the sugar is dissolved.
  • Boil until it reaches one string consistency. 
  • Add the cardamom powder and paneer cubes and mix everything well.
  • Let it boil for about 5 - 7 minutes on low-medium flame and turn off the heat. Now add rose water if you want.
  • Keep stirring until the sugar syrup is completely dried. 
  • Serve and enjoy! :)


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 0.2mg