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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