chena recipe

chena recipe
Chena is a key ingredient used in many delicious milk sweets like rasmalai,rasgulla,kalakand etc.Chena is prepared by curdling the milk using any one of the following items like lemon juice,orange juice,vinegar or curd.

INGREDIENTS

Full fat milk 1 litre
Lemon juice 2-3 tbsp

METHOD

Boil milk in a deep bottomed vessel.When it boils switch off the flame,wait for 2 mins and then add the lemon juice.Stir it gently and leave for 5 mins.
milk
The milk starts to curdle and the greenish whey separates from it.
curdles
Line the colander with a muslin cloth and pour the curdled milk through the cloth.Wash the chena under water to remove the sour taste of lemon.
wash under water
Gather the sides of the cloth and gently squeeze the chena to remove the excess water.Tie and hang it for 30 mins.
liquid drains
The Chena is now ready to make your favorite sweets.
chena

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