Monday, April 25, 2011


When Aparna of announced the challenge to make Rasgulla/Rasmalai for this month 4 VELVETEERS challenge , i was very happy. I love Rasgulla...yum, after my disastrous first attempt few years back, never attempted to try them out again.This time i adapted the recipe from Raks kitchen. Came out just perfect.



Full cream milk 1 lt

Lemon juice 3 tbsp

Sugar 2 cups

Water 3 1/2 cups

Cardamom powder a pinch


To make the paneer i find microwave is easier and faster

Pour the milk in a microwave safe bowl

Boil the milk for 10 minutes. Take out the cream formed and boil it for 1 more minute in MICRO HIGH MODE

Take it out.Squeeze the lemon into it. Mix well.

You can see the whey separate.

Now Arrange a stainer on a vessel and spread a cotton cloth on it.Pour the paneer formed and remove the whey. Store this for further use.

Pour running tap water onto this to remove the sour taste due to the lemon used.

Tie the cloth and let the water drip for 1/2 hour

After 1/2 hour, the paneer looks a little crumbly like this

Knead it for 10 minutes into a pliable dough.

Make small balls and keep it aside.

In a Pressure cooker add the sugar, water and cardamom powder.Boil it on a low flame till the sugar dissolves.

Now put the paneer balls in it

Close the lid and when the pressure build, put the weight on and let it cook for 1 whistle. Then simmer it for 5 more minutes in a very low flame. Switch off the stove

When the pressure is released you can see these soft yummy rasgulla's ready

Can you resist these........?I could not.

Thanks Aparna for the wonderful challenge.

Thaks Rak's kitchen for the recipe

" The 4 Velveteers* was started by Pamela, Aparna, Asha, and Alessio
, who are passionate about different cuisines
and food in general. Each month, we will attempt a new dish and share
our experiences and the recipes we used. If you're interested in
joining the Velveteers, please feel free to drop by our Google group
Do check out the creations of other velveteers

Gayatri's Rasgulla Amarkhand

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