Chomchom
Chomchom of Porabari
Alternative namesChamcham
CourseDessert
Region or stateBengal region
Associated cuisineBangladesh, India
Main ingredientsMilk, flour, cream, sugar
Cherry Cham cham

Cham cham, Chomchom or chum chum (Bengali: চমচম) is a traditional Bengali sweet, popular throughout the Indian subcontinent. The sweet comes in a variety of colors, mainly light pink, light yellow, and white. It is coated with coconut or mawa flakes as a garnish.

History

Chomchom originated from Tangail District.[1] Chamcham, an oval-shaped brownish variety of chomchom from Porabari in Tangail District of modern-day Bangladesh, dates back to mid-19th century.[2] The unique taste has been attributed to the water in Porabari.[3]

Jagadish Mishtanno Bhandar in Khustia District makes a version known as Maowar Chomchom.[4]

Chomchom is a popular item in Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Ashura, Pohela Boishak, the Bengali new year, and Durga Puja.[5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Karim, Elita (2016-06-24). "The Concept of Desserts in Bangladesh". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  2. ^ Mahmud Nasir Jahangiri (2012). "Sweetmeats". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Sweet mystique". archive.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  4. ^ Kabir, Ihtisham (2015-04-11). "A Sweet Passion". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  5. ^ "LifeStyle: Centrefold". archive.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Puja (2022-09-26). "Durga Puja shopping essentials". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-10-25.