Monday, January 3, 2011

Ras Malai


Ras malai is a popular Indian dessert which consists of cream colored flattened paneer balls soaked in malai / creamy milk sauce flavored with cardamom.

Ingredients

Milk
Sugar
Condensed Milk
Lemon juice / Vinegar ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom powder ~ 1 tbsp
Sliced Almond, Pistachio & Cashew Nut ~ 1/2 cup

Method

For making Flattened Paneer Balls
  • First dilute lemon juice / vinegar by adding 1 tbsp of warm water.Then boil 4 cups of milk in a thick bottomed vessel in medium flame.Do stir in between, otherwise the milk may stick to the bottom of the vessel. 
  • When it comes to a boil, add lemon juice / vinegar slowly to the boiling milk. Then the milk will start curdling. When the curds are fully separated from the whey, switch off the stove and pour it to a colander lined with thin cotton cloth / Muslin cloth / Cheese cloth. And keep it under cold running water for about 5-10 minutes. Then wrap the paneer in the cloth and squeeze the water out of it by pressing it very gently. And place this wrapped panner under a heavy weight for about 30 minutes. You can use a heavy vessel. 
  • And then remove the paneer from the cloth and knead it nicely to make it like a chapathi dough. And by using your both hands make small smooth balls out of it and keep it aside. You can make up-to at least 10 balls. Then you gently flatten the balls.
  • Then boil about 3 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in wide thick bottomed pan. When it comes to a boil, add the flattened paneer balls into the sugar syrup. And cover the pan using a tight lid and boil it in high flame for just 5-6 minutes. The flattened paneer balls will become double in size after boiling. Then allow it to cool.
               
For making Creamy Milk Sauce / Malai

  • First bring 1 1/2 cups of milk to a boil and add 1 cup - 1 1/2 cups of condensed milk and cardamom powder and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Since condensed milk have sugar in it, I didn't add any additional sugar. But if you feel its not sweet enough you may add about 2 tbsp of  sugar. Do stir continuously and remove from the flame.
  • Then squeeze the sugar syrup out of boiled paneer discs / balls by pressing it gently and put it in the creamy milk sauce or Malai. And finally garnish with sliced almonds , pistachio and cashew nuts.You can even use a pinch of Saffron. Refrigerate it for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
                     

25 comments:

aipi said...

Wow, amazing! Lovely shots & they just are making me drool :)

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Smitha said...

they came out perfect!...pics r tempting!!

AshKuku said...

Mouthwatering..... I'm just drooling over the plate.... & wanna taste a spoonful too.... Heading toward some sweet meat shop for it..... Hugs))))

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Ash....
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Santosh Bangar said...

awesome pic make rasmale more attractive perfect

Sarah Naveen said...

mmm..looks so delicious..nice clicks too

Rachana said...

One of my fav indian mithai...the clicks are beautiful.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow luks delicious,beautiful clicks.

Kairali sisters said...

JIsha..Awesome aytund tto...

Sayali said...

mouthwatering...

Gulmohar said...

One of the top most in my most fav list ;-) looks wonderful, Jisha...Happy New year !!

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks awesome..tempting pictures.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Same pinch dear. Your rasmalai looks so inviting. Awesome. Happy New year!

Priya said...

Omg, tempting!!! sooo tempting rasmalais..Happy 2011 to u and ur family Jisha..

Swathi said...

Rasamalai awesome. Nice clicks.

Yummy Team said...

Perfect and tempting rasmalai..Grear clicks too..

Ria Mathew said...

Loved the last pic, beautiful! I am a big fan of rasmalai, could you please send me some? :)

Dolly said...

Oh Goodness !!!. I just LOVE Ras Malai..Seeing ur tempting clicks..I just feel like tasting them this very moment.. Presented well..

Soumya said...

wow...amazing clicks,very tempting...

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so tempting and delicious! Great clicks dear...

Pushpa said...

Rasmalai looks delicious,nicely presented.

Jay said...

OMG..can t take my eyes from d lovely click..hats off dear..
Tasty appetite

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Soft and white rasmalai,looks very nice and nice click too!

lan said...

i had no clue they could be made at home! not a big fan but the bright white color and the mild sweetness compels my fingers towards it anytime i find it on a table! the recipe is well written and pics of course are beautiful!

Devi said...

Truly tempting rasamalai :)love the pictures!!

Now Serving said...

That plate makes me hungry!!!!! This is one of my most favorite sweets and you have a marvelous presentation of it!

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