Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ras Malai

Believe it or not, I am not big on desserts. I still like to make and indulge in paneer based desserts as they are less sweet and somewhat nutritious. Ras malai is one of them. I haven't forgotten the taste of the rasmalai from Bhagwati in Ahmedabad! It has been years since then, still the taste is very fresh in my memory. So here it is, short cut rasmalai that looks and tastes as good as Bhagwati's!

Ras Malai

For balls:
1 lb. full fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder

For syrup:
1 can Nestle condensed milk
500 ml regular milk
Almonds and pistachios for garnish
A few strands of saffron, soaked in a tbsp of milk

How to:
To make sweet balls, mix the ingredients till creamy. Pour in idli moulds and steam them without the lid for 10 minutes or until the tops are springy. Once cool down, take them out of the moulds and keep aside.

To make syrup, mix the ingredients and simmer gently till bubbles form. Let it cool down completely and pour over balls. Refrigerate overnight and serve chilled.


  1. wah re wah......we make the dumpling from fresh paneer..

  2. That's what basically ras malai is, isn't it?! paneer dumplings soaked in sweet milk!