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Chomchom of Porabari
Alternative namesChamcham, চমচম
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Region or stateBengal region
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Main ingredientsMilk, flour, cream, sugar

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


The history of Porabari chamcham, an oval-shaped brownish variety of chomchom from Porabari in Tangail District of modern-day Bangladesh, dates back to mid-19th century. The modern version of this dish was made by Matilal Gore, based on a sweet dish prepared by his grandfather Raja Ramgore, who was a native of Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh, India.[1]

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  1. ^ Mahmud Nasir Jahangiri (2012). "Sweetmeats". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

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