Chhena Poda is an iconic and easy-to-make dessert from Odisha. It is made with chhena (Cottage Cheese). It means roasted or burnt cheese in the Odia language.
This baked dessert is made by combining crumbled chhena, jaggery powder, cardamom powder, raisins and cashews. The chef drizzles this dessert with saffron infused sugar syrup and garnishes it with silver leaves and nuts.
The burnt aroma of sugar and flavour of cardamom elevates this dessert to a new high.