Rasmalai is a Bengali dessert consisting of soft paneer balls immersed in chilled creamy milk flavored with cardamom powder. Like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is also made with homemade cheese known as “paneer” or “chana”. This is very delicious and easy dessert.It tastes best after refrigerating and serve chilled.


Ingredients:


For malai :
Milk- 4 cups
Lemon juice dissolved in water- 2 tbsp lemon juice dissolved in 1 tbsp of water
Sugar- 1 1/2 cup
Water- 4 cups
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp


For ras :

Milk- 3 cups or use 2 cups half and half milk ( for creamy rasmalai)
Sugar- 1 1/4 cup
Sliced almonds and pistachios- 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Saffron-1/8 tsp




Method for malai:



1. Heat milk in a pan and bring it to boil for about 8-10 minutes.
2. When it starts boiling, add lemon juice and wait for the milk to curdle completely.
3. Remove from the heat and let it cool for about 3-5 minutes.
4. Pour over a thin muslin/cotton cloth and tie it with a tight knot. On straining this milk, the curd is obtained is called "paneer". Wash paneer well using muslin cloth under cold running water to remove lemon juice flavor.
5. Knead paneer for about 5-7 minutes to make a smooth dough.
6. Make round shape flat balls (disc) of about 1 inch in size (8-10) of the dough and keep aside.
7. Next make sugar syrup. Mix sugar, water and cardamom powder in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
8. Add paneer disc to the hot syrup on a medium heat and cook for about 15-20 minutes with lid partially covered.
9. Make sure the pan is large enough to accommodate the finished malais, as they will expand to about double in the volume while cooking in the syrup.
10. Remove the paneer disc from the sugar syrup carefully and let it cool.
Recipe for Ras (the rasmalai syrup)


1. Add milk in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Boil this on over low flame for about 10-12 minutes.
2. Now add sugar, cardamom powder , saffron and bring it to boil for about 3-5 minutes.
3. Keep on stirring continuously, until it is reduced to thick consistency.(It should be reduced to 2 cups of milk).
4. Let the milk cool down for about 3 minutes. Then add malais one by one to the milk mixture and garnish with almonds and pistachios.
5. Refrigerate for about 6-8 hours.
6. Serve chilled.

Variation:

MANGO RASMALAI : In the above recipe, add ¼ cup mango purée to the saffron flavored milk. Garnish with fresh mango slices.


This recipe is reaching Srivalli's Mithai Mela


22 Comments:

  1. Pooja said...
    Rasmalai looks perfect! Now making me crave for it!
    Happy cook said...
    This is my hhubbs favourite indian sweet, just that i have neve rmade for him.
    Looks really yummy.
    Ammu said...
    Thats lovely dessert sireesha. U made it easy. Awesome.
    sowmya said...
    rasmalai!!!i love them..how are you. Where are you..yummy yummy dishes,aunty must be feeding you!!
    Jamie said...
    Hi Sireesha, your Rasmalai looks great. I haven't stopped by your blog in some time, but its great to go through all your recipes that I have missed! A very Happy Mother's day to you :)
    Cham said...
    I am hude fan of rasmalai but never attempt from scratch! Perfect!
    Priya said...
    Delicious dessert Sireesha...u made it so easily...lovely!
    Trupti said...
    Ramalai looks very delicious sireesha..I can have that bowl any time of the day

    Happy Mother's Day !!
    rekhas kitchen said...
    wow drooling here Sireesha looks so yummy and that mango veriation mmmmmmmm perfect will try with mango
    srikars kitchen said...
    Rasmalai looks perfect & Yummy.. NIce click..
    Shreya said...
    it looks so good..i remember having rasmalai pulla reddy's in hyd..never tried making it at home..thx for sharing:-)
    Neha said...
    You really made them perfect. I'm so afraid of trying it at home, as heard if paneer is not soft, or if not kneaded properly, i breaks n all....
    Suparna said...
    Hi,
    First time here :) I landed here only to be welcomed by this wonderful sweet which is one of my fav. Thanks for the variation of this one, will try the mango rasmalaai sometime, nice snaps.
    TC
    Akal's Saappadu said...
    hmmmm, yummy dessert, can eat a dozen of it at a time :)
    Ramya Vijaykumar said...
    Rasmalais are looking very yummy, I made them for my guests last month... After seeing your I feel like having some!!!
    Divya Vikram said...
    Great that u made it from scratch! Yummy! You could send this to Srivalli's Mitahi Mela..
    notyet100 said...
    u can send this to Mithai mela hosted by srivalli..:-)looks yum...
    Kalai said...
    Lovely Rasmalai,perfect time to try Mango dishes.
    Purva Desai said...
    Rasmalai looks rich and perfect.....I am drooling over it..
    LG said...
    It is nice to see you come back again! Trust you are doing good :) Rasmalai looks tempting ..
    Ann said...
    Wow, I love rasmalai.. looks yumm.
    A said...
    hi sireesha, found your blog through valli's and was very tempted to try the ras malai recipe. i made it today and while it came out alright, the pieces were not as soft as they should be.. i'm wondering what could have gone wrong - could the dough not have been kneaded enough? did i boil it too long in sugar syrup? did i make the discs too small? could you point out what are the possibilities for it being dense please? i really want to get this right..

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