6 December 2007

Rasmalai

Azure skies and clear blue waters, migrating birds on lush turf and convertibles on the streets, bright days and long, dark nights, blooms on sidewalks and cycles on pathways, early sunsets and barbecues on the beach…….. yes, winter's here! Winters bring pleasant weather and freshness in this part of the world. It is a time to enjoy outdoor activites that the harsh summers don't permit. I was away in India on a very, very busy holiday that didn't leave me time to blog. Now that I'm back, I hope to whip up something interesting and be a bit more regular on the blogging scene.

This rasmalai recipe is one of the first recipes I tried from another food blogger (RP's if I rightly remember) and I have made this many a times successfully. The recipe is simple and the rasmalai just melts in your mouth. Measurements are not accurate and you may substitute the flavour as per your preference. Here's what I do:

Add 2 spoons of sugar to about 250 grams ricotta cheese and mix well. Scoop into a muffin mould and cover it with foil. Bake at 200 degrees C for 25 minutes.

While it is baking, take 2 cups of milk, add sugar to taste and microwave it for 4-5 minutes till the sugar dissolves. You can use sweetened condensed milk also. Add a pinch of powdered cardamom, a tsp of rosewater and some pistachios. Allow the milk to cool completely. You may add saffron strands, but I prefer to add rosewater.

Unmould the baked ricotta and add it to the milk. Refridgerate and serve chilled.

26 comments:

Nags said...

my fave dessert :)

Susan said...

One of the nicest features of Indian desserts is that they have such nutrition; they aren't just empty calories. Welcome back, Jyothsna!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hey, nice to hear from you!! Love Rasmalai too.. but ive never tried it at home... u've inspired me

Mishmash ! said...

hey welcome back:) Was wondering where you disappeared :)
Rasmalai sounds so simple and easy !!

Shn

Sandeepa said...

So that is where you were !!! This looks like an easy recipe. Thanks a lot. Love recipes like this

Rina said...

Always love Rasamalai. Never tried to make it though. Thanks for this.

Padmaja said...

Jyothsna!
Hope u had a fabulous time back home, Love that dessert!

remya said...

one of my fav dessert...i have tried it once...very easy n delicious...love ur rasmalai too...

Pooja said...

who can say no this yummy dessert ? . this is my hubby's all time favorite , and i make it frequently , but your method is really different , i will try making your way this time.
thanks for sharing :) .
-Pooja

Cynthia said...

Ummmm, I like this.

sagari said...

homemade rasmalai woww looks so delecioussss

bindiya said...

This is so very simple and looks delicious too, just love rasmalai!,waiting for your entry soon!!,love.

Sig said...

looks yummy... Another India trip, didn't you just go a few months ago? :) Ok, I am jealous... hope you had a great time...

Lissie said...

rasmalai is my favouite, like it chilled! cool recipe :)

Shivapriya said...

Sounds really easy and looks delicious

Maya Shanbhag said...

Hi,

Nice recipe of rasmalai..I make the basundi in this method..will post it sometime..Btw, am seeing ur site the first time and its really good

Mandira said...

it's one of my favorite dessert. Yours looks delish :)

sra said...

Hi Jyothsna, glad to see you back,

Anamika said...

Thanks Jyothsna for visiting my blog site and leaving lovely encouraging words. It helps one to do more. Lets keep in touch to share our experiences on food.

Jyothsna said...

Nags - IT is mouth watering, ain't it?

Susan - Thats a nice thing to say! And dig into some more....they aren't just empty calories!! :)

Ramya - I too used to think it was too much work, until I stumbled upon foodblogs :)

Mishmash - I can trade some rasmalai for your fruit cake. Do we have the deal then?

Sandeepa - I happy to hear that! Thought I was gonna receive some brickbats from Bongs for tampering with their recipes :)

Rina - Try it, it's easy!

Padmaja - I did have a nice time!

Remya - Thankyou!

Pooja - Hope you try it :)

Cynthia - :)

Sagari - Homemade desserts are always welcome, isn't it?

Bindiya - Welcome here. Will send you an entry soon.

Sig - Thats the advantage staying close to India :)

Lissie - :) I like your picture!

Shivapriya - It is easy, try it!

Maya - Welcome here! And thanks for the kind words :)

Mandira - Glad you like it.

Sra - Good to see you too!:)

Anamika - Welcome here. Yep, we'll be in touch.

Kribha said...

This is my all time favorite. My sis and I would fight to get extras. I do it from haldirams rasagullas. Never tried with ricotta. Thanks for sharing this.

Bharathy said...

Nice to see you back..Got to warm up this month till you host RCI..OK?bcoz I am so much looking forward to it ;)
Rasmalai is my husband's fav...how come it is sooo white,Jyo?!!!..Sluurrrp..Will def try..

Bharathy said...

...and abt that cuckoo magnet on fridge..:)..both of us are Swiss returns na..there lies the secret..of course magnet collectors too ;)

Anamika said...

Dear Jyothsna

Wish you, your family and your friends, a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New 2008.

Tried a new Birthday cake.Do have a look after your holidays.

Daily Meals said...

Looks delicious...never tried with ricotta.

Jyothsna said...

Kribha, Bharathy, Anamika, Daily Meals - Thankyou gals!