Friday, March 11, 2011

Rasmalai- Indian Dessert

Rasmalai, an Indian delicacy which is one of the favorite desserts to all. Its categorized as Milk sweet and is made of Paneer[Indian Cottage cheese].
I had lots of milk at home and had no clue what to do. I was speaking to my friend yesterday night and he uttered he was eating home made Rasmalai and that made my mouth water and Jealous too. Wish I was in India with my family to get pampered the same way.. Well after this conversation I could not stop my carvings towards this dessert and hence started  it yesterday night itself and had my first bite of it at 12:00 AM and believe me its delicious. I just spent an hour for this but waited for an hour approx to have my  first bite. Oh!! such a long wait, couldn't help it because the Rasmalai had to get its photo shoot and of-course this dessert had to be chilled. 

5 cups Milk [ For Paneer,  used full fat milk]
3 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
2.5 cups sugar
4 cups Milk[ for malai]
3 tablespoon sugar 
1/3 teaspoon Cardamom powder
3 tablespoon pure milk mawa powder
1.5 tablespoon MTR Badam Feast Mix
3 cups water
1. Add 1 tablespoon of water to lemon juice and set aside
2. Boil 5 cups of milk in a heavy bottomed pan by stirring constantly. Once it comes to boil reduce the flame and slowly add the lemon juice. Stir it slowly. Now milk fat gets separated from water. This is Paneer
3. Strain the paneer using a fine muslin cloth and run some cold water thru it. Running cold water prevents it from further cooking and also removes the sour flavor of lemon from Paneer
4. Remove all the access water from the Paneer by squeezing the muslin cloth
5. Remove the paneer from cloth and knead to a smooth dough.
6. Make small flattened balls and set aside
7. In another pan pour 3 cups water and 2.5 cups sugar and bring it to a boil. Add paneer balls to it. Close the lid of the pan and cook them for 10 minutes.
8. Remove the paneer balls from the sugar syrup to a bowl/plate and set aside.
9.In another heavy bottom pan add 4 cups of milk. Boil till the 4 cups of milk get reduced to 1.5 cups of milk. This process took the maximum time for me. It took around 30 minute
10. Once milk s reduced add 3 tablespoon sugar, cardamom powder,Milk Mawa and badam feast and stir it till all get mixed well. 
11 Final step add the Paneer balls slowly to reduced milk and let it stand on medium heat for 5 minutes.
12 Remove from Heat, chill it down. Garnish with pistachio and serve

Also, before I go, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the horrible tragedy that occurred this morning.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Japan who were affected by the tragic earthquake and tsunami. There are some funds being raised for same. Help someone in need


  1. Wow pls send me some saji. I love tem and they look perfect.

  2. @Harika : that was very quick ...ha ha. Wish we stay near by and could serve you this...

  3. OMG,it looks gorgeous and tempting....

  4. Wow...looks super delicious...Do visit my space if time permitts saji...wud love to hear from you...


  5. Ohh, im drooling! love this one a lot n lot!

  6. Delicious and creamy rasmalai.

  7. first time @ ur space...rasmalai looks yummy n delicious...visit my space if time permits...

  8. it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yummylicious..

  9. What an amazing dessert...and it is just so stunning! I so want to try this :)

  10. this looks delicious and so delicate ,
    and yes.. Japan is in our hearts. we can only hope & donate.

  11. i made dis for tasted just like restaurant style.we both love d it

  12. @Archana : Thanks for trying it :)

  13. Rasmalai is a fav sweet with my kids, but I have never tried making at home. With your recipe I hope to try it out. Any tips for first timers?

  14. @Rajani : Dont think and jus start up wid recipe...taz the tip I give u :)

  15. Rasmalai... WOW!!!!
    was looking for directions for it as a cousin's asked me to make some for his birthday... You're god sent...

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