Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rasmalai- Blog Hop Wednesday

Whenever my daughter is happy..she puts her hands in her pockets and moves it left and right and sings 'Dinka Chika Dinka Chika'...well I was doing exactly the same today after I made this one of my posts I have mentioned that I was scared of trying out two things ....'Cheesecake' and 'Rasmalai'.....welllll............ 'Dinka Chika Dinka Chika Dinka Chika';)

This Rasmalai is dedicated to my virtual friend Shireen Sequeira from Ruchik Randhap. reason being....see the new look of my blog...Well Shireen did it. I am technically backward and wanted a change and Shireen offered to help. So Shireen is not only an amazing cook ,she is also  good at designing blogs. But she does not come cheap you see...I had to pay her 1000 virtual hugs:) Shireen ....for the last time 'THANK YOU' :)

This week I was paired with Vardhini from Zesty Palette.Vardhini has a vast collection of recipes and I decided on a particular recipe and made  last week and was all set to post it on Wednesday ........ I went through her blog again yesterday and had totally missed out the Rasgulla recipe..I really wanted to try it out...made a few changes...... Rasmalai instead of rasgulla and I halved the recipe and used lemon juice instead of vinegar......and here it is. Ohhh I am feeling so proud.....I just love to challenge myself.... I get this amazing adrenaline rush.....just love it.

Recipe adapted from :Zesty Palette and manjula's Kitchen
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  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Hot Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 4 1/2 cup Water
for Ras
  • 3 cups Milk
  • Sugar to taste
  • few strands Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Pistachios (chopped)


Making Paneer

1.Mix lemon juice and 1/2 cup water in a bowl and keep aside.
2. In a thick bottom non stick vessel heat 4 cups of milk on medium flame. Stir often to avoid burning of milk.

3. When the milk come to boil slowly add the lemon and water mixture.

4. Stir with a spoon gently. The curd will start separating from the whey. Turn off the heat.

 5.Once the milk fat separates from the whey, drain the whey using a muslin cloth or cheese cloth.
 6. Rinse under cold water to cool down the paneer and remove any smell of lemon. Remove excess water by squeezing the cloth and tying it to the tap or press the wrapped paneer under a heavy pan for 1 hour.
7. Removing the right amount of water is secret to soft rasmalai.
 8.To check if the paneer is of the right consistency, take a small amount of paneer and rub it with you fingers ,after rubbing for few second you should be able to form firm but soft balls and little oil would have released.
9. Now knead the paneer for about 10 minutes till a smooth soft dough forms. Knead the paneer hard with your palm.

Making Rasmalai

1. Divide the dough into into equal parts and roll into a smooth ball and press slightly to make patties.

2. Mix sugar and water in a pressure cooker on medium heat and bring to boil.Cooker should be big enough to accommodate the panner balls as they will double in size after they are cooked.
3.Add the panner balls and cover the cooker. After 1 whistle switch off the flame, leave the cooker for 5 minutes. Then place it under running water to cool down the cooker.

4.Open the cooker and remove the paneer ball, squeeze them slightly to remove the sugar syrup. Keep this aside.At this point the rasgullas are ready...time to turn it into rasmalai.

5.Prepare the ras (rabri).Soak saffron in 1/2 cup of hot milk and keep aside.
6. Pour 2 1/2 cup milk into a thick bottom pan and cook on medium low flame till the milk reduces to less than 2 cups. At this point lot of malai would have formed, which I totally dislike so I passed the rabri through a sieve to remove the malai. Pour back the sieved rabri into the same vessel and place on medium low flame. Add the saffron milk and sugar and mix well.
7. Now add the rasgullas into the prepared rabri. let it cook for few more minutes so that the soft balls soaks in the sweet rabdi.
8. Garnish with chopped pistachios. let the rasmalai cool down in room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Sending this to Radhika Tickling Palates

Sending this to Kirtis Kitchen and Denny's Oh Taste and see


  1. ooh ! you are killing me with those pix and that wonderful post :D looks absolutely fab !

    i totally relate to the dinka chika gyration of ur kid coz mine does the same thing too ! We seem to have several yound fans of Salman Khans today !

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  2. They look sooo good.!!! Have to give it a try

  3. Wow! Rasmalai looks so yumm Charishma. And loved the new look of the blog. The pics too have come out superb!
    Shireen is a darling who goes out of the way to help friends.Glad that she is my best friend..

  4. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!i wish i was ur neighbour!!!!!loos awesome

  5. Hahaha!! Thanks Cherie dear for making a mention (I thot it was a secret between us!) - anyway, glad u liked the look & thanks for dedicating the Rasmalai to me...i totally LOVE them & your preparation looks simply perfect!! great pictures too!! Hugsss!!!

  6. The rasmalai has come out so perfect..I am always scared of making rasmalai but your pictures are tempting me to make them.

  7. My fav sweet dear,luks deliciously good.Luv to try it soon.

  8. Looks really Yummy. Will definitely try it!

  9. You got me drooling with these beautiful pictures! And yes, the new layout looks really cool, the pictures stand out much better against this back ground :)!

  10. Wow! Rasmalai looks soooo perfect and delicious. Amazing clicks as well.

  11. looks too good.. lovely clicks and step by step pics..

  12. wow delicious and perfect rasmalai dear,luks so tempting...

  13. Now you make me sing dinka chika dinka chika....really well presneted rasmalai....feel like grabbing the bowl right from the screen....

  14. Nice to know that u r also from Bang....

  15. Like the new look of your space...So nice of Shireen to have helped you out...Rasmalai looks out of the world

  16. Yummy and delicious rasmalai..drooling here!!

  17. So beautifully done... you could also link this to the festival event happening at our space...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

  18. Seriously drooling over that juicy,spongy rasmalai,mouthwatering here..

  19. Fantabulous!!!!!!!just loving these...looking at the clicks...i too feel like doing the dhinka chika...ha ha...absolutely stunning...bookmarked:))

  20. So perfect and delicious rasmalai. Its my most favorite sweet and Im craving for it now :)

  21. absolute winner of a recipe!! Very tempting pictures and beautiful colors too!!

  22. Wow!!!Rasmalai looks delicious and mouth watering

  23. too good and hey I loved the new look of your blog and the pics are fab

  24. wow, they have come out so well, smooth discs and yummylicious sugar syrup :)

  25. Lol....loved the 'Dinka Chika dinka chika'

  26. I was about to make them today but was a little scared......I think I will make them now. Glad to have found your space.Amazing Rasmalai & the pictures are killing.

  27. My all time fav rasmalai. Whoa yours looks stunning. It's a virtual feast. Send some to me pls...

  28. wow,, rasmalai looks very tempting...

  29. drools! simply superb - would love to have those now :)

  30. rasmali is eyecatching so live to eat it just now.

  31. Wow, clciks are just awesome Cherie. I'm bookmarking this and going to try it out for Diwali. Hugs to Shireen for making this blog even more lovely. I can see her style speaking.

  32. Very nice clicks and look so very nice...

  33. wow...rasmalai looks so perfect and tempting...drooling over your picture...will try this for Diwali !!!

  34. First time here....
    rasmalai looks delicious and very tempting
    beautiful clicks
    U have a wonderful space, glad to follow u :)

  35. Wow. your site looks amazing. Great pics and great new layout. Lovely.

  36. really nice..

    haalu ginnu recepie post maadi pls...<3


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