Chena – Follow the steps below to make chena
Take 1 gallon whole milk, boil it, add 2 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar and 1 tsp of salt.
The cheese will separate from the milk and water.
Take a muslin cloth and drain the water leaving the cheese in the cloth.
The cheese should be little soft.

Onion 1 Medium
Ginger-garlic paste 1tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp, Turmeric Powder a pinch
Tomato 3 Medium
Cashew 10-12, cloves 4
Milk 3/4 cup
Sugar 1 tsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Oil 1/2 cup

1. Add 1 tsp of maida (all-purpose flour) to the chena made above and make small ping pong balls shape. Deep fry until golden brown and keep aside.
2. Blend onion, tomatoes, ginger (1″), cashew and garlic (4 cloves) together
3. Heat the butter/oil in a pan.
4. Add the onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and stir for some time in medium heat till oil seperates (about 5 minutes)
5. Then add haldi, chilli powder and tomato puree and cook till the oil seperates(covered 2-3 minutes, stir and again 2-3 minutes). Check, it shouldn’t burn but it will stick to the pan like gravy
6. Finally add milk, sugar, salt and chena balls and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

2 Responses
  1. Rashmi Says:

    You said to blend Onion,Garlic,Ginger,Tamatoes and Cashew together.Then from where Tatmato puree comes from.And about Cashew paste no mention.
    I experimented milk with Tamato puree before and can say that it will not taste good and milk gravy will become cheese.One should not use milk and tamato puree at a time.Either use milk or tamato puree.
    To make tamato puree at home 1st boil 2/3 tamatoes in water and blend them in mixi.
    Have a great day..

  2. ANU Says:

    wel,make a paste of ginger,garlic n onion & put the paste 1st.after 5 to 10 min.s,you put the tomato puree(a little amount).when masala separates from the oil,then you put the kaju you need to cook it for 5 min.s & before switch off your gas,just add a little amount of milk.It will be tasty,try it!!!

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