Chhena Poda recipe without oven | छेना पोडा बनाने का आसान तरीका | Chef Ranveer Brar


Chhena Poda is a delicious sweet treat from the state of Odisha in India. It is a popular dessert made from freshly made chhena (Indian cottage cheese), sugar, and aromatic spices. Traditionally, Chhena Poda is baked in a clay oven, which imparts a unique smoky flavor to the dish. However, if you don’t have access to an oven, fret not! Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar brings you an easy recipe to make Chhena Poda without using an oven.

Chef Ranveer Brar is known for his innovative cooking techniques, and this Chhena Poda recipe without an oven is no exception. He cleverly substitutes the traditional baking process with a stove-top method, ensuring that anyone can enjoy this delectable dessert with minimal equipment and ingredients.

To make Chhena Poda without an oven, you will need:
– 500 grams of chhena (homemade or store-bought)
– 1 cup of sugar
– 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
– 2 tablespoons of ghee (clarified butter)
– A handful of nuts (such as cashews and almonds), chopped
– A pinch of salt

1. Start by crumbling the chhena thoroughly until it becomes smooth and lump-free. Chef Brar emphasizes the importance of this step as a smooth chhena ensures a perfect texture for the Chhena Poda.
2. Add the sugar, cardamom powder, ghee, and a pinch of salt to the crumbled chhena. Mix all the ingredients well until they are evenly combined.
3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and transfer the chhena mixture into it.
4. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and press it gently with a spatula to give it a flat, round shape.
5. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on low heat for about 10-12 minutes. This slow cooking process ensures that the Chhena Poda cooks evenly from the inside as well.
6. After 10-12 minutes, open the lid and check if the Chhena Poda has turned golden brown on the bottom. Flip it carefully using a large plate or with the help of another spatula.
7. Cook the other side uncovered for another 10-12 minutes until it achieves a beautiful golden-brown color.
8. Once cooked, remove the Chhena Poda from the pan and let it cool for a few minutes.
9. Garnish the Chhena Poda with a generous sprinkling of chopped nuts.
10. Serve the Chhena Poda warm or at room temperature. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone dessert or paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

Thanks to Chef Ranveer Brar’s ingenious hack, making Chhena Poda without an oven has never been easier. The combination of creamy chhena, aromatic spices, and the slight crunch from the caramelized surface makes this dessert a true delight for your taste buds. So, gather the ingredients, follow the simple steps, and indulge in the heavenly goodness of Chhena Poda – no oven required!

What do you think?

Written by Chef Ranveer Brar


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  1. I'm from odisha, nayagarh district ..yes it is most yummy dish…and i'm proud of our nayagarh….or iske invention karne wale sudarshan sahu mere dost ke grandfather hai…

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