Chumchum refers to the favourite oval shaped sweet of the Bengalis. It is brownish in color and of a denser texture than the rasgulla. It is made from milk, granules of Mawa or dried milk, sugar, flour, water, cardamoms and saffron color. It can also be preserved longer than other milk sweets. Dipped in a sweet syrup, Chumchum has a moist spongy exterior and an airy texture.