Chenna poda is a delicious dessert popular in Odisha. Its made with chenna or fresh paneer. The entire dish is baked and can also be called paneer cake. Chena poda literally translates to roasted cheese in English language. It is also said that chhena poda is the favorite sweet of lord jagannath(the presiding deity of puri jagannath temple in odisha). It is a soft and pillowy dessert loaded with the goodness of chenna, which is a rich source of protein too. Potassium, which is present in chhena, aids in blood pressure maintenance. The consequences of too much salt in the blood are lessened by potassium, which also decreases blood pressure and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disorders including heart attack and stroke. The English word "chena poda" literally means "grilled cheese." Moreover, chhena poda is said to be Lord Jagannath's preferred confection (The presiding deity of Puri Jagannath temple in Odisha). Moreover, chena poda is prepared for celebrations like Diwali or Durga Puja. Chenna contains 719 calories per cup. Among the total calories, proteins account for 104 calories, carbs for 133 calories, and fat for the remaining 354 calories. Around 36% of the daily caloric requirement is met by one cup of chenna.