Rasmalai Recipe

Recipe By Tarla Dalal

Rasmalai recipe | bengali rasmalai | soft rasmalai | with 20 amazing images. Rasmalai is also called ras malai or rossomalai which is a super royal and rich bengali dessert. Rosh means juice in bengali and malai is cream. Get set to prepare the all-time favourite bengali delight rasmalai right in your own kitchen We show you the whole process right from making the saffron flavoured milk, curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spicy saffron milk to make authentic rasmalai. Making rasmalai is similar to making rasgulla but both require patience to make. To make the saffron flavoured milk for rasmalai, we have used 5 cups of full fat milk also called buffalo milk. 1. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame, while stirring twice in between. This will take approx. 4 to 5 minutes. 2. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for 15 minutes or till the milk reduces to half its quantity, while stirring occasionally and scraping the sides of the pan. 3. Meanwhile, combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl or mortar-pestle (khalbhatta), mix well and keep aside. 4. Add the sugar to the boiling milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. 5. Switch off the flame, add the saffron-milk mixture and cardamom powder and mix well. 6. Keep aside to cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Notes on rasmalai recipe: 1. We are boiling the milk for 15 minutes so that it becomes thick and the rasmalai will taste rich. 2. Keep stirring occasionally and scraping the sides of the pan so the milk does not get burnt. 3. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl or mortar-pestle (khalbhatta), mix well. Make sure you get a good saffron colour and the more you mix the better the colour. Notes and tips on making rasgulla for rasmalai recipe. 1. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame, while stirring twice in between. This will take approx. 4 to 5 minutes. We have used cows milk and rasgulla stay soft because of cows milk. 2. Switch of the flame, add the lemon juice gradually and keep stirring gently till it curdles. It is completely curdled, when the paneer and the whey (greenish water) separate out. 3. Strain using a muslin cloth. Discard or store the whey. 4. Place the muslin cloth with the paneer in a bowl of fresh water and mash it gently for 1 to 2 minutes. 5. Repeat step 4 two more times by changing the water in the bowl each time and mixing the paneer between your hands for 1 to 2 minutes. See the rasmalai video below if not sure. 6. Tie and hang it for 30 minutes for the extra water to drain out. 7. Squeeze the muslin cloth to drain any more water remaining. Place the muslin cloth on a flat plate, open it and knead the paneer very well using your palms for 3 to 4 minutes or till the paneer is smooth and free of lumps. This will prevent the rasgulla from breaking up. Also the mixture is now not sticking to the plate. 8. Divide the paneer into 10 equal portions and roll each portion into a small ball between your palms and flatten it lightly and gently. Keep aside. 9. Put 5 cups of water in a steamer, add the sugar and bring to boil, while stirring occasionally so that the sugar dissolves completely. 10. Put the paneer balls into the sugar water and steam for 7 to 8 minutes. 11. Switch off the flame and allow it to stand in the steamer for 30 minutes. How to finish making rasmalai recipe. 1. Remove the rasgulla one by one from the sugar syrup, squeeze them gently in between your palms and add them to the saffron flavoured milk and stir gently. Note we are flattening them and not making it round shape as we have to make rasmalai and not rasgulla. 2. Refrigerate rasmalai for at least 30 minutes. 3. Serve bengali rasmalai chilled garnished with pistachios and almondsrefrigerate this delightful bengali rasmalai mithai and enjoy it cold. During auspicious and festive occasion make this rasmalai at home and enjoy with freinds and relatives. Learn to make rasmalai recipe | bengali rasmalai | soft rasmalai with step by step photos and video below.

24 Rating -
Non Vegdiet

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Ingredients for Rasmalai Recipe

  • 1 cup Full-fat milk
  • 1/10 teaspoon Saffron strands
  • 1/5 tablespoon Warm Milk
  • 1/20 cup Sugar
  • 1/10 tablespoon Cardamom powder
  • 1 cup Cow's milk
  • 0.30 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/5 cup Sugar
  • 1/5 tablespoon Pistachio slivers
calories per serving
103 g Fat30 g Protein187 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

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  • Carbs
  • Protein
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Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Tarla Dalal