Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rasmalai


Rasmalai needs no introduction, but let me tell you one thing that it originates from the state of Orissa.

 I got this recipe from my friend 5 yrs ago and it comes perfect every time I've made. We had some friends over the weekend and I made rasmalai and it sure was a hit! Good friends and good food always makes me happy!

Get ready:

 
1 tub part skim ricotta cheese (30 oz)
1/3 cup sugar

 
For the Cream:

 
3 cupsHalf and half
 2 cups 2% milk
1 & 1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cardamom powder
2 pinches of saffron
Chopped nuts (Pistachios and Almonds)

 
Go:

 
  • Preheat the oven at 375 F. Grease a baking dish and keep aside.
  • Empty the ricotta cheese into a bowl and add 1/3 cup of sugar and mix well.
  • Transfer the ricotta cheese mixture into a baking dish and bake for about 45 mins. to an hour or till a toothpick inserted comes out  clean.
  • Let it cool and cut into pieces of desired size/shape.

 
 
 






To make the Malai:

 
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and add the half and half and 2% milk.
  • Let it come to a boil.
  • Take 3-4 tbsp. of warm milk in a bowl. Crush and soak the saffron in the milk.
  • Add the saffron milk to the boiling milk and keep stirring on low flame.
  • Let the milk simmer and become thick.
  • Now add the sugar and let it simmer till it has reduced to 1/3 or 1/2 its volume.
  • Turn the heat off and let it cool.
  • add the baked ricotta squares and garnish with chopped nuts. ( yeah, ik now i went a bit over board with nuts :))
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled.
Enjoy! This served about 10 people. You can half this recipe or adjust sugar according to your taste.

9 comments:

  1. the rasmalai looks very tempting....

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  2. very delicious n innovative way of making ras malai priya ...its my favorite too ...when i was in cuttack(orissa) i used to have it a lot

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. Wow the rasmalai looks so delish .... I didn't know that this sweet has its origin from Odisha. Thanks for the info :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  4. Have heard a lot about this method of making ras malai using ricotta..sounds really cool n looks really good..might just try it :)

    US Masala

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  5. Hi Dr.Priya,

    You rally rock..love this sweet!!!

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  6. Slurpp, am drooling here, my fav dessert anytime..

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  7. Easy and delicious recipe,rasmalai is my all time fav sweet.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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