Bengali Kacha Golla: a low calorie sweet from the Eastern side of India. Made using fresh chenna (cottage cheese) with rosewater and nuts. It’s extremely delicious and almost melts in mouth with every bite.
Bengali Kacha Golla is one sweet that I cannot resist and thankfully it’s one of the few Indian sweets which is light and extremely easy to make too.
Here come’s Diwali (The Hindu festival of light) and the first thing that pops up in our mind is firecracker and sweets. Although, I dont think any Indian festival is devoid of sweets but Diwali almost take’s the upper-hand in sweet consumptions.
To start our “Diwali Celebrations“, here’s an easy recipe for Bengali Kacha Golla which is a very famous sweet in Kolkata (West Bengal – India) but because of it’s popularity, it’s available in many other Indian states.
* Although they taste best if served when it’s made however sometimes they are so soft, that they might break. Hence I kept them in fridge for 2hrs before serving.
** This is also a low calorie sweet.
Bengali Kacha Golla (Cottage Cheese Sweets)
water from paneer/chana is taken out.
decoration – Optional
* Please follow the steps on my link: Home-made paneer/Chana/Cottage cheeserecipe
- Place fresh paneer/chana in a large bowl and knead by hand or old style stone grinder for
10-15min.(We don’t want to use a food processor to knead this as it will result in a very loose runny paste).
- Once we attain the smooth, non-grainy dough, add rose water, cardamom powder and sugar.
- Mix well and knead the dough for another 3-4mins.
- Now, the dough consistency will be very light and smooth. Divide the entire dough into 11-12 equal portions.
- Form into round balls (making sure there are no cracks or lines) and place into cupcake liner.
- Decorate each kacha golla with crushed almonds.
- Serve fresh or refrigerate for 3-4hrs and serve cold.
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