Bengali Kacha Golla – Indian Cottage Cheese Sweet

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

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)

Serves: 12 Pieces
Serving Suggestion: Serve fresh at room temperature or cold.
Tools:
1 Large Bowl – To mix all the ingredients
1 Medium Serving Dish
10-12 Cupcake Liner

Ingredients:

1 Cup Fresh Homemade Paneer/Chana/CottageCheesePlease make sure that all excess
water from paneer/chana is taken out.
5 Tbsp Sugar – I’m using fine sugar
½ Tsp Cardamom Powder
1 Tsp Rose Water – Optional
2 Tbsp Chopped Almonds for
decoration – Optional

Method:

 Note:
Please follow the steps on my link: Home-made paneer/Chana/Cottage cheeserecipe
** As mentioned above, please do make sure that the paneer/chana doesn’t have any water left in it. You may use cheese-cloth to remove excess water from chana.
  1. 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).
  2. Once we attain the smooth, non-grainy dough, add rose water, cardamom powder and sugar.
  3. Mix well and knead the dough for another 3-4mins.
  4. Now, the dough consistency will be very light and smooth. Divide the entire dough into 11-12 equal portions.
  5. Form into round balls (making sure there are no cracks or lines) and place into cupcake liner.
  6. Decorate each kacha golla with crushed almonds.
  7. Serve fresh or refrigerate for 3-4hrs and serve cold.

 


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Yields 12 Pieces

Bengali Kacha Golla (Cottage Cheese Sweets)

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 Cup Fresh Homemade Paneer/Chana/CottageCheese – remove all excess water from paneer/chana

5 Tbsp Sugar – I’m using fine sugar

½ Tsp Cardamom Powder

1 Tsp Rose Water - Optional

2 Tbsp Chopped Almonds for decoration - Optional

Instructions

    Special Note:
  1. Please follow the steps on my link: Home-made paneer/Chana/Cottage cheese recipe
  2. As mentioned above, please do make sure that the paneer/chana doesn’t have any water left in it. You may use cheese-cloth to remove excess water from chana.
  3. Making the Kacha Golla
  4. 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).
  5. Once we attain the smooth, non-grainy dough, add rose water, cardamom powder and sugar.
  6. Mix well and knead the dough for another 3-4mins.
  7. Now, the dough consistency will be very light and smooth. Divide the entire dough into 11-12 equal portions.
  8. Form into round balls (making sure there are no cracks or lines) and place into cupcake liner.
  9. Decorate each kacha golla with crushed almonds.
  10. Serve fresh or refrigerate for 3-4hrs and serve cold.
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Calories
220 cal
Fat
6 g
Carbs
48 g
Protein
3 g


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