Chenna Poda Diwas. It’s been three years that people in Odisha and all Odias around the world boast of and celebrate this day by sharing the delectable dessert with everyone. Chenna poda is a cheese desert, the flavour of which is derived from caramelised sugar with a smoky outer layer. Chhena Poda literally means Baked Cheese. It is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese or chhena, sugar, semolina, and is baked for several hours until it turns brown.