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Rasmalai With Cottage Cheese Recipe

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Hi Foodies! I am Urwa Khan I always loved Ras Malai, it’s so delicious, softest, milky, and sweet cottage cheese balls.

Delicious Rasmalai With Cottage Cheese

Delicious Rasmalai With Cottage Cheese

How to Make Rasmalai With Paneer/Cottage Cheese

Rasmalai (Cottage Cheese Disc In Flavored Milk) is an Indian traditional sweet from the state of Bengal and is made with the soft cottage cheese disc that is first soaked in sugar syrup and then in sweet and thick milk that is flavored with saffron and cardamom. It is served chilled with chopped nuts. The rasmalai is a popular gluten-free sweet served in weddings, birthday parties or enjoyed during traditional festivals

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour

1 hour 15 min

6

Step 1

  • Make chenna: Take a thick bottomed pan and boil 1-liter milk, and then add 3 tbsp. of lemon juice/diluted vinegar, turn off the flame, and stir until the milk curdles completely. Add more lemon juice if required. Drain in the muslin cloth/cheesecloth, rinse with fresh water to remove acidic flavor. Gather muslin cloth, remove excess water with hands and make a knot. Hang it for 30 minutes to remove excess water.
Add lemon juice/diluted vinegar

Add lemon juice/diluted vinegar

Completely milk curdles

Completely milk curdles

Drain in the muslin cloth

Drain in the muslin cloth

Hang it for 30 minutes to remove excess water

Hang it for 30 minutes to remove excess water

Step 2

  • Make malai or rabri: Add 3 cups of full-fat milk in a heavy bottom pan and let it boil. Add cardamom powder, condensed milk, or sugar to taste, crushed almonds, crushed pistachios, and saffron. Mix, cover, and cook this mixture on slow to medium flame till the milk is reduced from 3 cups to 2 cups. Afterward, turn off the flame and set this malai aside.
Add 3 cups of full-fat milk in a heavy bottom pan

Add 3 cups of full-fat milk in a heavy bottom pan

Add saffron and all ingredients

Add saffron and all ingredients

Step 3

  • Make cheese balls: Add chenna/paneer to a plate, add cornflour and knead for 8-10 minutes until smooth. Make 11-12 equal balls and flatten them. Set these aside.


Knead for 8-10 minutes

Knead for 8-10 minutes

Make 11-12 balls

Make 11-12 balls

Step 4

  • Make sugar syrup and cook cheese balls: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil with 1 cup of sugar. Add balls into boiling water and cook covered for 15-18 minutes on a moderately high flame. Remove balls and transfer them to the sugar syrup and cool for 10-15 minutes in this syrup.



4 cups of water to a boil with 1 cup of sugar

4 cups of water to a boil with 1 cup of sugar

Cook covered for 15-18 minutes

Cook covered for 15-18 minutes

Step 5

  • Assemble rasmalai: Remove rasmalai from sugar syrup, press gently with palms to remove excess sugar syrup. Transfer them to a platter or bowl, add all the malai/rabri on top of it. Garnish with nuts. Refrigerate for 6-7 hours or overnight. Serve chill and enjoy.
Remove rasmalai from sugar syrup

Remove rasmalai from sugar syrup

Transfer them to a platter or bowl

Transfer them to a platter or bowl

Refrigerate for 6-7 hours

Refrigerate for 6-7 hours

Instructions

  1. Always use full-fat milk.
  2. For creamy malai/rabri use sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Use diluted vinegar to avoid the strong flavor.
  4. If using fresh lemon, make sure there is no pulp.
  5. If you make balls without cornflour, then boil them for 10 minutes only not 15-18 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 liter/1000ml/4 cups full fat milk
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup/200 gram granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice/vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon corn flour

For Malai:

  • 0.709 liter/3 cups full fat milk
  • 150 ml/200 gram sweetened condensed milk, or white sugar to taste
  • ½ teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed pistachios
  • Pinch of saffron Kesar strands (dissolved in 2 tbsp. milk), optional

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Urwa (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 14, 2021:

So sweet, thank you so much :-*

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 14, 2021:

I'll find time for this, I am a cheese lover! I just hope it's available somewhere near me to order. I will absolutely eat it with pleasure.... Thanks a lot for the recipe!!!! Kisses

Urwa (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 14, 2021:

Bundle of thanks Linda :-)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 13, 2021:

This sounds like a delicious treat. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Urwa (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 11, 2021:

Bundle of thanks

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 11, 2021:

This recipe looks delicious and it is not to difficult to make Thank you for sharing it, Urwa.

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