Rasmalai is one of popular sweet in North India (Orissa, West Bengal). It consists of sugary, white cream or yellow colored balls (or flatten balls) soaked in malai and flavored with cardamom. The milk is flavored with pistachios, saffron or rosewater.
I learnt this recipe from my friends. Prepared by using Ricotta Cheese which makes the recipe simpler and the taste is very close to the original.
I usually make this sweet when we have guests. And also it is one of my favorite sweet.
Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese – 15 oz
Sugar – 1 cup
Saffron – a pinch
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
Whole Milk – 4 – 5 cups
To make syrup take a pan and on low flame simmer whole milk, ¾ cup sugar, cardamom powder, saffron. Heat for few mintues and let it cool.
- In a bowl take ¼ cup sugar, with Ricotta cheese and mix well.
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- Take oven safe dish. I used muffin pan and add 2 spoons of above cheese mixture in each cup.
- Bake them for 40-45 mins or until it turns light brown. Or insert a tooth pick into the cheese and if it comes clean then remove from the oven.
- Remove from oven and allow them to cool.
- Remove them from dish safely using spoon or hand and place them into a bowl
- Add the rasmalai to above syrup and garnish with almonds and pistachios.
- Keep them in the refrigerator for 6 hours before serving. Serve Chilled.