How to prepare Rasmalai
Cook time -under 40 mins
Yields – 6 rasmalais for 110 grams of chenna
I am going to make this recipe as easy as possible. There are 3 steps in making Rasmalai
- Preparing Paneer
- Preparing Rasgulla
- Preparing up the Creamy saffron flavored milk or ras for rasmalai
Step -1 Preparation of Paneer
Here I will start to use paneer. You can use readymade paneer to prepare rasgulla and rasmalai. Now you have paneer ready with you.
Step- 2- Preparation of rasgulla
For the Rasgulla discs
Homemade paneer (chenna) – 110 grams (make paneer from 1 liter of milk)
Semolina/rava (any rava) – 1 tbsp
Cardamom – 1/4 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp
All purpose flour or maida for dusting -1 tbsp
For the sugar syrup
Water – 2 1/2 cup
Sugar -1 cup
Now knead paneer well into paste or until your hands becomes oily. Knead using your hand heels. Add a tbsp of rava, cardamom powder,sugar and knead lightly.
Divide paneer into equal pieces and make smooth balls from it. Ensure that you don’t get any cracks. Flatten it in the shape of disc and place it on maida dusted plate.
Heat sugar and water on low flame. Once sugar dissolves well, reduce the temperature to medium and gently drop the prepared discs. See that paneer discs don’t touch each other. Close it and cook it for 15 mins. After 15-20 minutes, the rasgullas which will be doubled to its original size. Switch off flame and cool it. This is rasgulla. Let the rasgulla soaked in sugar syrup for about 1 to 2 hours. We prepare the saffron flavored milk for rasmalai.
Step-3 Preparation of Rasmalai
For the saffron flavored milk
Milk – 2 1/2 cups or 1/2 liter
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Cardamom powder -1/4 tbsp
Saffron -7-8 strands
Pistachio -chopped – 2-3 tbsp
Almonds (blanched and thinly sliced/slivered) -2-3 tbsp
Blanched almond slivered
Boil 2 1/2 cups milk until it reduces to 1 1/4 cup. Keep up the flame into medium low and keep stirring from time to time to prevent the milk from burning.
Add sugar, cardamom powder and mix until the sugar dissolves well. Switch off flame. Add almonds, pistachio and saffron soaked in a tbsp of milk. Mix well.
Take the rasgulla from the sugar syrup, squeeze out the remaining excess sugar syrup.
Drop into creamy milk and allow it to cool. Once it cools down, refrigerate it and serve chilled garnished with more almonds and pistachio.
Rasmalai was very soft and we all enjoyed well.
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