Sunday, September 26, 2010


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)


  • 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.


  1. the rasmalai looks very tempting....

  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


  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,

  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

  5. Hi Dr.Priya,

    You rally this sweet!!!


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

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

    Pushpa @


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