Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ras Malai (Indian Cottage Cheese Sweet)


Ras Malai is an Indian dessert, popular throughout South Asia. It is made from Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and its a great dessert and is served chilled.
For making paneer flatten balls:
1.      2 Litter Skim Milk
2.      1 tablespoon vinegar
3.      1 tablespoon sugar
For making sugar syrup:
1.      1 cup sugar
2.      5 cups water
For making milk syrup (rabdi):
1.      1 Liter Whole Milk
2.      4 tablespoon sugar or your taste
3.      1 tablespoon almond and cashew nut powder
4.      A pinch of saffron
5.      1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
6.      2 tablespoon  chopped pistachios and almonds

·        Add skim milk in heavy bottom pan, once the milk comes to a rolling boil, add vinegar and live minutes.
·        When the milk curdles, switch off the stove and strain the curdles (paneer) in a cheese cloth.
·        Pour a little cold water over the paneer and hang the cheese cloth on the tap for 10 to 15  minutes to remove all of the liquid.

·        Remove the paneer from the cheese cloth and add 1 tbsp sugar.
·        Run it through a mixer grinder  one minute to smooth it out.
·        Take it out and knead the paneer by hand for one minute.

·        Divide the paneer into 12 to 14 equal portions (smaller size).
·        Roll the portions in your hands until a smooth ball is formed.

·        Lightly press the ball until it flattens out.
·        In the large pan dissolve 1 cup sugar with water, now your syrup is ready  add the flattened paneer.

·        Close the lid and cooked 15 minutes this flatten balls in medium heat.
·        After 15 minutes, turn off the stove and allow it to cool.
·        Now in one non stick pan add the remaining whole milk and boil until be reduced to half the quantity stirring occasionally add the almond cashew powder, cardamom and sugar.
·        Once the flatten balls is cool enough to handle with your hands, gently squeeze out the sugar syrup from the paneer balls and place the paneer balls into a serving dish.
·        Pour the prepared reduced milk over the paneer pattie, garnish with additional chopped nuts and saffron your Ras malai is ready.Serve chilled.

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Kankana said...

this looks super tasty and i never could have thought of making them at home .. i am saving this .. have to make an attempt :)

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

They look delicious, I haven't tried delicious ones yet, the ones i got from shop didnt taste good.. But I hope one day I ll take your recipe and try to make them at home :)

Peggy said...

This looks really tasty and delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done yummy

Manu said...

Another Indian sweet I'd love to try! Thanks so much also for the tips on how to make paneer at home! Very useful post!!!!

Unknown said...

Wow!! Looks so good!!

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Our Eyes Eat First said...

cant see the lovely pics! will have to stop by again - thanks for the lovely words on my blog <3

Sonia said...

Oh my god, what a wonderful dessert and you have made it so perfectly at home. Its really inviting and seems sumptuous, need to try it out soon as my family just loves to have rasmalai anytime...great post !

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Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Love this recipe. I was thinking of putting up something similar on my blog.

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

This recipe sounds really great, I've never had it before. Will have to give it a try some time. Hope you have a great week.

Anonymous said...

How fabulous! I would love very much to try these! Lovely post!
Have a great weekend.

Daksha's Vegetarian Recipes World said...

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Daksha's Vegetarian Recipes World. said...

@Tammy,@Gina @Spoon and Chopsticks. Thank you so much for stopping by my space, appreciating the Ras Malai post.
Have a g8 Weekend.

Puja said...

Wow a classic n everyone's favorite. You made it beautifully..loved your pics too :)

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Bettina said...

I just have cooked your Ras Malai, and it was soo lovely :) Really great taste, and easy to prepare! Thank´s for the recipe!


Anonymous said...

Thanks @ aipi, yes it's everyone's favorite. @ Bettina, wow! great u try and make so perfectly........ thanks. Today i see ur post and i just say wow:))

Anonymous said...

arreee.. my favorite :) I have a sweet tooth.. i love this :D

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