Rasmalai in Minutes

One of my friends Sabrina wanted me to send her the recipe for Ras Malai as she wanted to try it out. Ras Malai literally translates to Syrupy Cream, and is a very famous Indian dessert. Ras Malai is basically sugary balls of paneer (fresh Indian cheese) soaked in a think cream flavored with cardamom and nuts. Since making the cheese balls is very time consuming, here is my quick and easy method of making it.

Ingredients

2 cups Milk Powder (any brand, but I prefer Nestle Carnation Dry Milk)
2 Cups Milk (Whole, if possible)
2 Tbsp Pistachios (crushed, can be mixed with almonds)
1 Teaspoon Saffron (approx)
1 Teaspoon cardamom powder
1 Can Haldiram Cham-Cham (or any rasgulla, available at any Indian Store)
Sugar, to taste (add gradually, around  1/4 cup)


Method

In a deep pan, whisk 2 cups of milk and milk powder together.
Add the sugar, crushed nuts, cardamom powder and saffron.
After it comes to a boil, cook the mixture on low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens a bit. Transfer it to a glass bowl.
On the side, drain the can of Cham-Cham, and squeeze out the sugar syrup out of each piece.
Add the drained Cham-Chams to the  mixture when its still warm (not real hot though).
Transfer to refrigerator once its at room temperature.
Sprinkle 1-2 pinches of crushed nuts for garnish before serving.

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1 comments:

Dimple said...

Wow!! yum yum - please send some :)

January 11, 2012 4:03 PM