Chenna Poda, translated as burnt cottage cheese is one of the main desserts from Odisha. A delicious and scrumptious Indian cake made with chenna (paneer) and sugar
Preheat the oven to 180 deg c.
Mash the paneer well until it becomes smooth.
Then add the remaining ingredients one by one and combine them. Once it is well combined, transfer it to a baking tin lined with parchment paper or grease it with ghee on all sides.
Bake this at 180 deg c for about one hour until the top layer is browned. Adjust the time until it is completely brown on top.
Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Transfer it to a plate and set it aside for another 10 minutes. Once it becomes firm, cut them into pieces and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Shelf life: Try to finish it as soon as possible. You can store this for a couple of days at room temperature. It also stays good in the refrigerator but, bring the poda to room temperature before serving.
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