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Chhenapoda Dibasa or Chhenapoda Divas 2023 Date Poster Wallpaper Greetings. With time this sweet piece of cake is getting global recognition. In Odisha and other parts of India, 11 April is celebrated as Chhena Poda Dibasa.

Chhena Poda is a very popular traditional dessert from the Indian state of Odisha. It is made by curdling milk to create chhena in Odia or cottage cheese, which is then mixed with sugar, cardamom powder, and sometimes semolina before being baked in a clay pot in a charcoal oven until it turns golden brown. The term “Chhena Poda” literally means “burnt cheese” in Odia, referring to the caramelized top layer of the dessert.

Chhena Poda is a popular sweet dish in Odisha and is often served at festivals and special occasions. The sweet dish is also a part of daily food in some parts of the state. It has a slightly caramelized, smoky flavor and a crumbly texture. The dish is typically served at room temperature or chilled and is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. It is also believed that Chhena Poda is the favorite sweet of Mahaprabhu Jagannath.

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With time this sweet piece of cake is getting global recognition. In Odisha and other parts of India, 11 April is celebrated as Chhena Poda Dibasa.

The sweet dish has been originated in Dasapalla village in 1947 by Late Sudarsan Sahu. He decided to preserve the sweetened Chenna in a preheated oven which later turned out to be a delicious dessert. Since then, the recipe has taken over all over India. Notably, Sahu breathed his last at the age of 86 on November 24, 2016 due to old age-related ailments. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Odisha’s former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik were impressed with the famous Chhena Poda sweet dish and had praised Sahu for his creation.

Also Read: Chhena Poda Dibasa. Things to Know

 

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