Ras Malai/ Cottage cheese dumplings in sweet Incream

Valli nudged me into picking this up when I told her about my fears of making anything from her list of traditional recipes. For once cooking did seem like rocket science. Now, if you have been around for a while you make think it would have been a cake walk for someone who has baked 4 kg themed cake in 16 hours, or made anarse .

When I went through the list, for some strange reason I realized that when it came to traditional recipes, I often bank on Mother or Mother In law who happen to be around during the festive periods. This time in the middle of nothing, I was all by myself to try something like a rose cookie or gujia.

I started with something out of my zone....Ras malai.


Ingredients (Yields about 10 small size rasgullas and 1 medium size bowl malai) 
500 ml milk (Skimmed/ toned would do)
1 tspn lemon juice/ vinegar
225 gms sugar (add more as per your taste)
few threads of saffron
chopped buts to garnish
Method
1) Divide the milk in half, boil them in separate pots.
2) In one pot add the vinegar and the other add about 5-6 tspns of suga after it comes to a running boil
3) Strain the cottage cheese out of the whey and let it stand in the strainer for 15-20 min. Try to squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
4) Mash the cottage cheese using a food processor (for best results) or with your hands to form a smooth dough.
5) Pinch out small balls of this dough and shape them as you like, slightly roundish but flat.
6) In a deep sauce pan, add the remaining sugar with about 2 cups of water and let it come to a boil.
7) Reduce the flame and drop the cottage cheese balls in it.
8) Do not stir.
9) The other pan, add the saffron strands ,keep stirring the milk until you get a creamy texture and the quantity is reduce to less than half.
10) This should be done in about 20 min for both the pans.
11) When the rasgullas are done, take them out and squeeze or let it strain through.
12) Add them to a bowl, pour the cooled malai mixture on top and garnish with chopped nuts.



12 comments:

foodiliciousnan said...

Aren't these wonderful and wonderfully easy to make? I tried rasgulla this Diwali but missed out the rasmalai. These small ones you've made look extremely cute!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

all time fav...
Thinai/Foxmillet Kheer
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Priya said...

You guys are pulling me to make some rasmalai, am keeping myself from sweets especially milk based sweets. Cant resist.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so authentic and so delicious!!! I love most of the milk sweets...
Sowmya
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Archana Potdar said...

Looks delicious. Love rasmalai never tried making it though.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious and looks tempting,my family's all time fav...

sushma said...

Wow looks soo delicious....

Nisha Sundar said...

Wow.. My all time fav.. :) :) Delicious..

vaishali sabnani said...

wow..wow..Pradnya..This has been on my list, but...but...no!!! I am so hesitant, I think I ought to build up courage and try..they look too good!

Chef Mireille said...

If I can pick the traditional foods category, you certainly can!!!
Can't wait to see what others you chose!

Pavani said...

My all time favorite dessert. Looks mouthwatering delicious.

Srivalli said...

So wonderful that you got yourself do these dishes...I know how rewarding it feels..Rasmalai looks so good P!

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