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Chomchom of Porabari
Alternative namesChamcham
Place of originPorabari, Bangladesh
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.


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]

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  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". Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  4. ^ Kabir, Ihtisham (2015-04-11). "A Sweet Passion". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  5. ^ "LifeStyle: Centrefold". Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Puja (2022-09-26). "Durga Puja shopping essentials". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-10-25.

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