April 10, 2009

My 50th Post and some sweet hojaye with - Rasmalai !

Blogging for me has now become an addiction of sort. My husband says you are making me fat ;) trying new recipes from all the wonderful blogs out there. One thing I have learnt from my blogger friends is not only do they share their recipes with so much care and dedication, they also inspire, impart knowledge, unite all of us under this platform. I appreciate and thank each and everyone for taking their time to visit my blog and comment on the recipes.

So, atlast I have reached the 50th post in Food Lovers and am so excited about it. Here's Rasmalai to sweeten your tongue on this occassion :D. I was planning to make this for S's birthday this week, but didnt want any disasters on that day as this is the first time I am trying this recipe. I thank Vineela for sharing this recipe with us. Rasmalai came out very nicely and I am glad S liked it a lot. Hope you all will too :).

Serves 2
Cooking and Preparation Time 30-45 mins

Ingredients :

For Milk Syrup

Milk  - 2 cups ( I used 2% fat )
Sugar - 4 -5 tbsp approx or more as you prefer

For Making the Rasgulle

Milk - 2 cups
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Muslin cloth
Dry cloth

For making the Sugar Syrup in which the Rasgulle should be boiled

Sugar 1/2 cup approx
Water 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tbsp or 2-3 crushed

For Garnishing

Pistachios and Almonds - 1/2 cup chopped
Saffron Strands - 4-5 (optional)

Imp Note : There is a recall on Pistachios due to the fear of Salmonella outbreak right now. So, you may want to check about it and buy before doing this recipe. I had Pistachios which I purchased very earlier.
Method for making Cream with the milk :
  1. Heat milk in a container and keep stirring it until it is reduced to 1/4 of its amount. Once the milk starts to boil add the sugar and keep stirring it occassionally on low heat to make it like a thick consistency. Then keep it aside for cooling.
Method for making the Paneer with which we will make Rasgullas :
  1. Heat milk in a separate container and bring it to a boil. Immediately add lemon juice while keep stirring and remove from heat else the milk curdles.
  2. Now pour this mixture into a muslin cloth and run it under cold water for one min. Then, tightly bind the cloth removing all the excess water.
  3. Again, put the mixture into another cloth and make it complete dry. If wet you may not be able to make them as they dont hold together. So, make sure its completely dry.
  4. Then, you can see nice white dough like thing. Knead it nicely. Make small and round circles with the dough and press slightly as you do for chapati dough cirlces before rolling them.
  5. After preparing all of them then keep them aside to start preparing the sugar syrup.
Method for making Sugar Syrup :
  1. Add all the ingredients mentioned and bring it to  a boil. Then add the dumplings or small pressed circles into it slowly and let the syrup boil covering it for few mins. You will notice that circles or dumplings will double their size.
For the last step :
  1. Then remove them slowly out of the sugar syrup and add them (onl the dumplings) to the milk cream we prepared.
  2. Add some of the the chopped pistachios, alomonds and saffron strands.
  3. Refrigerate it for 2-3 hours before serving.
  4. Garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds before serving.

Have a wonderful weekend all of you ;) !


VineelaSiva said...

Happy 50th post vishali.Wow rasmali looks tempting dear.Its also so inviting dear.

Vishali said...

Thank you dear :).

Madhumathi said...

Congrats on your 50th post,Vishali..The rasmalai looks divine.I love this sweet so much :)

Varunavi said...

Congrats on 50th post.And rasmalai looks great.I did rasgula on my 50th post.
Lol even my hubby says that he started putting on weight by eating my dishes.....

Vishali said...

Thank you Madhu and Varunavi :).

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! happy 5oth post ..keep poating All the best :) dear

and i love ras mali its my all time fav desert :) Thanks for sharing .very tempting :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Mangala ...I am glad you liked it.

Trupti said...

Congratulations Vishali on completing 50th post. Rasmalai looks mouthwatering.. Never tried at home..will try to make it

Superchef said...

congratulations and fab rasmalai!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Congrats my dear..n what a fab post to celebrate..u had a lot of effort..thanks for this..:)

Ushanandini said...

Congrats on 50th post! Rasmalai looks tempting and inviting!

Vishali said...

Thank you girls :).

Uma said...

Congrats on completing 50 posts Vishali! Wishing many more delicious posts from you in future. Rasmalai is a great way to celebrate it. Looks so mouth-watering.

Pavithra said...

Thats looking so yummy !!!!!!!Happy 50th post vishali,Same way I do at home too.All the very best

Vibaas said...

congrats on your milestone! Rasmalai - my favorite..wish i could have some of it now :)

Prathibha said...

Happy 50th post...Nice rasmalai...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Happy 50th post! And rasamalai is a nice way to celebrate...I tried this sweet and it turned to be a scrambled one....Am yet to get perfect rasamalais :)


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