Chena which means Cheese and Poda(Oriya language) means Roasted. This a smoked dessert from Nayagarh District of Orissa one of the Eastern states in India.
Interestingly this dessert was invented accidentally when a sweet shop keeper named Sudarshan Sahoo left the cheese mixed with sugar inside a wood fire oven and next morning he found this prodigious dessert where in sugar was caramelised to give a fabulous texture to Cheese. Now a days a bit of salomina( sooji) is used to give it a binding.
Perhaps one of the healthiest Roasted cheese cake.