Monday, December 3, 2012

Rasmalai

A very familier recipe which is made by many of us to celebrate happiness of our life. This recipe made me wondering why I have not posted it on my blog when I make it several times a year? So I made it for "Karthika Monday" & posted it here on my blog.


Ingredients: 
For Paneer paties
4 Cups milk (2% fat milk)
1 Big lemon 
2 Cups water 
1 Cup sugar 
For flavor milk 
4 Cups milk (2% fat milk) 
1 Cup sugar
Pinch of saffron 
1 Tsp elachi/cardamon powder 
Few roasted almonds & pistachios for garnishing


Here is a almost step by step recipe process for making paneer patties.. 


As seen in the above picture take milk in a vessel & boil it on a medium heat.Once it boils add the the lemon juice to milk & keep stirring it till the milk breaks as shown in second picture.


Once the milk separates from water stain it on a cloth.Now be carful with the staining process as the contents are very hot. Once it is cool squeeze the water out as shown in the middle picture. Run thru water to remove lemon flavor from paneer. Then it's time to put something heavy to remove the leftover water. I used my mortar to remove rest of the water as shown in the last picture.


After 1hr the paneer should been hard enough to make a smooth ball out of it. So scramble the paneer as shown in the middle and then make a smooth ball while kneading the paneer. 


Divide the paneer in to 12 equal parts or as you wish. Now make 12 patties as shown in the first picture & keep aside. 
Take water & sugar in a pressure cooker. Bring it to boil & drop the patties as shown above. (I made 11 patties & boiled them in two batches). Close the lid & cook them on medium heat with no whistle till the steam comes out  or cook for 12 mins & switch off the heat.
Remove patties & squeeze it to remove a little extra water remained in it. ( Don't squeeze too much or the patties will be tasteless). Keep them aside & start making the milk liquid.


For Milk gravy/base:
In a heavy bottomed vessel take milk,saffron streaks & reduce it to 2 cups milk. To that add sugar, patties, cardamon & almonds. Boil them for 5 mins & switch off heat. 


Serve it chilled. 


28 comments:

  1. Rasmalai looks very delicious and yummy. Beautiful presentation...

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  2. Rasamalai looks so perfect and so delicious... such a perfect consistency!!! delicious!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour
    Ongoing Event - Eggless Bakes and Treats

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  3. I cant resist to this famous Bengali sweet, love it to the core. Stunning clicks.

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  4. I love this, adore this... Drooling here

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  5. wow super delicious rasamalai in a simple way to learn

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  6. wow this is my favorite sweet :) wish i can have them looks delicious

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  7. Lovely clicks...tempting rasmalai...

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  8. Looks delicious and yummy... So soft and perfect Rasamalai
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  9. The rasmalai looks perfect and the beautiful pictures make it all the more tempting :)

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  10. Rasmalai looks so perfect and so inviting beautiful pictures.

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  11. Wow one of my fav... Looks delicious

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  12. pictures look delicious....i have made them as well for my coming week's theme

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  13. i'm not a big fan of this Indian sweet - it's a texture thing but your photos do look appetizing

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  14. very tempting.. this is one Bengali sweet I adore !!

    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds

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  15. oops almost forgot to ask you, when u say pressure cook, does it need to be with weight on ? how long ?

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    1. Hi Kalyani.. You don't have to use the weight.. Just check the steam pressure.. Overall pressure cooker should be on for 12 mins..

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  16. Ooo.. My most fav indian sweet... They look yummy.. :)

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  17. AMAZING looking rasmalai.. Awesome clicks.

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