Chum Chum-A Bengali Sweet

Chum ChumChum Chum is a Bengali sweet. Bengal is very famous for its milk based sweets. I am amused at the variation they can bring in their basic recipes. Chum Chum is no exception.

As a young girl with lot of sweet tooth, Chum Chum used to be my favorite until a few years ago. Now I had almost given up on sweets excepting the tasting that I do in the dishes that I make. However my sons are now very fond of Bengali sweets.

Chum Chum is a basic assembly of Rasagulla, Khoya with a crunchy top. But the resultant assembly has a unique taste. Sweetish Rasagulla as a wrap, with soft Khoya in the middle and crunchy cherry at top, eating Chum Chum itself is an experience.  Here is a very simple recipe to assemble it.

Chum Chum
Chum Chum
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Dessert, sweet
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Servings: 4 Pieces
  • 4 Pieces Rasagulla
  • 1 Tbsp Sweetened Khoya
  • 4 Pieces Cherry/Tutti Frutti
  1. Squeeze Rasagulla gently and remove excess sweet water. Slit the rasagulla in the middle as shown with a sharp knife.

  2. Now add Khoya in the middle and stuff it gently. Top it with a half of Cherry or with Tutti Frutti like how I had done.

Recipe Notes

*Squeeze Rasagulla gently only to remove excess water. If you squeeze it fully then Chum Chum will not have sugar syrup. Sugar syrup gives it sweetish taste.

*If you are making rasagulla on your own, make it in oval shape (like how I had done). Alternately you can use ready made rasagulla available in tins.

*Khoya should be fresh and in room temperature. I used home made Khoya. If you are using store bought one, ensure that it comes to room temperature before serving.

*Store Chum Chum in fridge.


Chum Chum – Step by Step pictures

  1. Squeeze Rasagulla to remove excess sugar syrup and Slit it vertically.Chum Chum
  2. Stuff Khoya gently in the slit and fill it.
  3. Top it with a cherry or home made tutti frutti.
  4. Serve chilled.

Related: Did you try Chocolate Khoya Burfi and carrot halwa. They are also very easy and delicious.

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