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RASMALAI | HOW TO MAKE SOFT RASMALAI AT HOME

Rasmalai is a super delicious, flavorful and melt in mouth dessert where soft and spongy cheese balls are soaked in saffron flavored sweetened milk.
This is one of the popular Indian sweet recipe from Bengal along with GULAB JAMUN, BARFI, LADOO, KHEER.
Course Desserts, sweets
Cuisine bengal, Indian, north indian, South Indian
Keyword cheese balls, diwali food, diwali mithai, easy paneer recipes, eid, Festival recipes, holiday recipes, Indian Recipes, milk based, mithai box, Paneer, Rabdi, rabri rasmalai, rasgulla, rasmalai cake, ricotta desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 18 to 20 Rasgullas (Homemade or store bought can) (homemade Rasgulla link given below)
  • 4 cups Whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 8 Saffron strands (kesar)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Almonds, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Pistachios chopped

Instructions

STEP I

  • Follow the same steps until RASGULLA are cooked in pressure cooker.
  • Once they are done, remove each  RASGULLA from sugar syrup and lightly squeeze them between your palms to remove sugar syrup and set it aside.

STEP II  (PREPARE RABRI OR RABDI OR SWEETENED FLAVORED MILK)

  • Add milk in a heavy bottomed pan and bring it to boil on medium flame.
  • When you see the foam in the milk, add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron threads and keep stirring it till the milk mixture is reduced to half (approximately 2 cups)
  • Make sure you keep stirring it continuously during process to avoid it from burning at the bottom. Switch off the flame.
  • Now, add squeezed rasgullas to this mixture and allow it to cool down.
  • I prefer to refrigerate it for couple of hours or overnight because this dessert tastes the best when served chilled.
  • Rasmalai is ready. Garnish it with chopped almonds, pistachios and some more saffron strands if required.

Notes

  • Vary the amount of sugar and garnish as per your taste.
  • This dessert will remain fresh when kept in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.