Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Rasagulla's are spongy paneer balls soaked in sugar syrup. It is a popular sweet in Northern India. I made them for dessert tonite and they were so delicious! and very easy to make :)

Makes - 24 Rasagullas

Ingredients Required:
Milk - 4 cups
Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
Water - 4 Cups
Sugar - 2 Cup
Sugar Candy - 24 (one for each rasagulla)
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

How to make?
Boil the milk in a pan on medium heat, stirring occasionally so the milk does not burn.
As the milk comes to boil, add the lemon juice and stir so the milk fat starts separating from the whey. Turn off the stove.
Keep stirring till all the milk fat has separated, and drain the whey using a cheese cloth or a muslin cloth.
Wash the paneer in cold water so the lemon smell goes away and again drain the paneer.
Keep pressing the cloth so all the excess water is drained. 
To check if the paneer is of correct consistency, take a small amount of paneer in your palms and rub between the fingers, you should be able to make a firm and soft ball.
Place the paneer on a clean surface and knead into a soft dough.
Boil the water and sugar in the pressure cooker and add the cardamom powder.
Make small balls of the paneer dough, and inside each ball insert a sugar candy and roll them into balls again. This is done so the sugar candy melts on cooking and the middle of the rasagullas would be sweet.
Make sure the balls are firm and do not have cracks.
The balls will double in size as they cook, so make the balls of preferable size, smaller the better as they would cook well.
Make around 24 balls and drop them in the boiling sugar syrup.
Steam cook for 7 minutes on medium heat.
The balls would have doubled in size and would be very spongy.
Gently transfer the contents into another container and refrigerate for few hours so the balls would become little firm and soft.
Serve cold.

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