Soft Badam Kesar Rasmalai



Melt in mouth ,delicious homemade,Rasmalai (Cottage Cheese dumplings cooked in flavored Milk) with goodness of Saffron and Almond Powder, is perfect for any occasion.


This post is an update to my older post of Homemade Rasmalai.

Rasmalai has been my favorite sweet since my childhood. I remember when we used to go for family vacation during my school break,every-time I used to ask for Rasmalai in the restaurant's. I had absolutely no idea how it was made and I used to think that someone with some amazing cooking skills can prepare this, and now I make this so often!
It was so expensive that time,it still is! but since it is so easy to make at home,I do not feel the need to order it anywhere.

For all those who have not tasted this and who can try something with milk and sugar once in a while,you can give this a try! It just melts in your mouth!
Soft gooey cottage cheese balls cooked in flavored milk,with saffron,almond powder and cardamom will make it so awesome that you will not stop at one serving.

Recently,I have been using MTR Badam Mix in my recipes,and it has blown my mind! Just love the product.
Of-course this is NOT a sponsored post by MTR but I have been a fan of their Badam Milk drink mix and it just tastes so awesome in desserts,mixed with Milk. If you do not get this then use the regular Almond powder in the recipe.

Cottage Cheese cooked in flavored milk served in a red bowl

Here are few Tips that will help you to get the perfect Rasgulla and soft delicious,creamy Rasmalai:

  • Use whole Milk/ Full Fat Milk in this recipe. With 1 Litre/ 4 + Cups whole Milk,you will get around 14 Rasgulla,depends on the size of Rasgulla you make.
  • Instead of Vinegar,you can also add Lemon Juice/Yogurt but it will take little more time to curdle the milk.
  • Till the milk fully curdles,keep the heat on! Once the milk fully curdles,then switch off the heat and add the ice cubes.
  • Strain the contents in a cheesecloth and tie it to the kitchen sink so that all the water is drained. You can retain the whey to use in other recipes as that is very healthy too.
  • To make "Ras" for Rasmalai, try to cook the milk till it reduces by 1/3rd,then add sugar,saffron and almond powder.
  • Once the Rasgulla had fully bloomed in the water let them cool. When your Ras is almost ready,then slightly squeeze the water out of Rasgulla and drop them in Ras and cook further.
  • Make sure the Ras is thick,creamy but still flowing not thick and gooey.


Melt in mouth soft Rasmalai cooked lots of Saffron Almonds Pistachios







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Soft Homemade Saffron Almond Rasmalai
Soft,melt in mouth Rasmalai(Cottage Cheese Dumplings) cooked in flavored Milk.
Ingredients
  • 1 Litre / 4.1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon White Viengar
  • 1 Cup Ice Cubes
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • For Ras:
  • 1 Litre/ 4.1 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Powder/ MTR Badam Drink Mix
  • 4 Pinches Saffron Threads/ Kesar
  • For Garnish:
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds and Pistachios ,Chopped
Instructions
In a large pot,add 1 Litre milk and let it come to a rolling boil.
Make sure it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

Once it starts to boil,slightly reduce the heat and add the vinegar.
Slowly the milk will start to curdle,further reduce the heat.

With a spatula stir it once to loosen any cottage cheese getting formed.
Once it has fully separated the cheese from whey,then switch off the gas.

Add all the icecubes to this.
In a cheesecloth,strain the entire cottage cheese/whey mixture and collect all cottage cheese in the cloth.
Tie it to your kitchen sink tap or over the counter to let all the whey/water to drain from the cheese.

After 20-30 minutes,when most of the water is drained,slightly squeeze the cheese to drain excess water from it.
Empty the cloth on a plate,you will see crumbled cottage cheese.
With your hands knead this well till it smooths out well.

It should be no more crumbly or sticky,but rather form a smooth soft dough ball.
Meanwhile,in a pot,add water and 1 Cup sugar and let it boil for 5mins.
Make medium to small sized balls of this cheese and arrange.
Slowly drop each cheese ball in the boiling water and cover and cook for 10-15 mins approximately or till the balls have doubled in size.
Once the cheese balls have grown,switch off the gas.
Let this cool off.
In another pot,add the 1 Litre milk and let it cook.

Make sure you keep stirring the milk as it might get burned or stuck to the pot.
Once the milk reduces slightly,add the almond powder and sugar.
Mix well and let it cook further,once it reduces further,add the chopped nuts,cardamom,saffron(or saffron milk,by soaking saffron in 2 Tablespoon warm Milk).

Mix well,squeeze excess water from cheese dumplings and add to the flavored milk(Ras) and let it cook further.
Let the milk reduce till thick and flowing.
Serve chilled!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 Servings






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Prasanna Hede
Prasanna Hede

20 comments:

  1. I've never had this, but it sounds absolutely delicious! I want to lick the screen!!

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  2. Ooh I've had these out at restaurants before but would LOVE to try making it at home. They look so delicious and elegant!

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  3. Oh yum. This sounds divine. I love cottage cheese, and I would LOVE to give this a try. Your pictures are fantastic.

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  4. Ok - Just YUM! I have never seen that in any of our restaurants, but I definitely want to try it. I'm gonna have to order some of the ingredients since I live in a small town a long drive from anything - but Im betting it'll be worth the wait.

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  5. Sounds like such interesting flavors!

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  6. Such an interesting recipe - it sounds really delicious!

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  7. I've never tried anything like this. It looks so good!

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  8. This is such an interesting treat Prasanna - very different from the desserts that typically come out of my kitchen. . .but it definitely is a beautiful one. I love those little threads of saffron. They provide such an elegant look to this treat.

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  9. I have not heard of these before, but they sound like a delicious alternative to the usual comfort food.

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  10. Interesting! I love trying new cuisines.

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  11. I've never tried anything like this before, but your photos are absolutely stunning! Pass the spoon!

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  12. Wish I was there when you made it! Looks delicious!

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  13. This sounds so tasty !.. I've seen this for many Indian weddings and wondered if what it was made .. reading your article and the recipe I feel like making this sweet dish every Sunday so that all my family members are at home to relish it .. thanks a lot for this lovely recipe!

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