Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rasmalai Using Ricotta Cheese

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.

Ingredients:

Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese – 15 oz
Sugar – 1 cup
Saffron – a pinch
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
Whole Milk – 4 – 5 cups
Almonds/Pistachio chopped

Preparation

Rasmalai Syrup

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.

Rasmalai

  • 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.
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30 comments:

  1. You have simplified the process. :)Rasmalai looks delicious.

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  2. I have made this too in the exact same way using ricotta cheese. Nice shortcut right.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  3. Lovely recipe.. looks very tempting and delicious.. inviting shots dear.. :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. wow! Rasmalai looks delicious and yummy! irresistible...

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  5. Simple delicious treat:)... and the making process is also short which makes it even more irresistible:)
    Reva

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  6. Soft, creamy & irresistible!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Rasmalai looks absolutely tempting..fell like having the whole bowl..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  8. Easy version and looks perfect.

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  9. Even i do quite often rasmalai with ricotta cheese, looks fabulous and irresistible..

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  10. This is a real simplified version of rasmalai..love it anytime.

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  11. Rasmalai is mouth watering, wonderful presentation.

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    Prathima Shivraj
    http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/

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  12. Delicious and very nice recipe. Thanx for sharing.

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  13. yummy ras malai.....i never tried with ricotta cheese....will definitely try!!

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  14. Quick and simple way of making Rasmalais...they are mouthwatering

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  16. First time to your space n you to have a wonderful blog with tempting recipes..nice innovation of rasmalai with ricotta cheese!!
    glad to follow you :-)
    Thanx for visiting my blog n following it too..

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  17. Rasmalai looks delicious....thanks for the recipe

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  18. u make rasmalai sound easy dear....amazing space with gud collectn of recipes

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  19. Thanks for stopping by, ur blog looks good! like ur clicks :P
    The rasmalai recipe simplified to def. a blessing..

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  21. thats a new and nice way of making rasmalai with ricotta cheese. delicious

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  22. looks mouthwatering- loved the recipe!

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  23. Drooling here...looks yummilicious

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  24. That pic of rasmalai soaked in milk is tempting my taste buds -- super duper recipe!

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  25. I make it exactly the same way.. like u said.. it is super easy and quite taste like the original version..

    urs look just perfect..

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