Friday, October 13, 2006

Diwali Special #3 Rasmalai

Yeap..i am on a roll..i guess..Actually today, we are having dinner outside, so no cooking,thought of making another item which is very easy..Rasmalai..such a delicate delicious sweet..mouthwatering..This a adapted version of the recipe i found on a site called indiacurry.com.

Ingredients

Ricotta cheese - 1 lb(i used low fat one)
Saffron - 5-6 strands
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 2
Whipped cream - 1/2 cup
Sweetened condensed milk - 1/2 cup (i used Nestle brand)
2% milk- 1 and 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Pista - 8-10 (break into pieces)

Method

Preheatnoven to 350 degrees.
Powder sugar and cardomom together in a blender.Take out the cardamom shells out.(Instead of this you can use confectioner's sugar and cardamom powder).Mix ricotta cheese and sugar+cadamom mix together using a fork.Pour this into a cake pan (u can use any oven safe vessel).Bake for abt 30 min.s.The cheese mix should be coming away from the edges.Careful not to burn it.Switch off the oven and take it out and cool it.In the mean time whisk condensed milk,Whipped cream,2% milk,Vanilla essence and saffron together in a baking dish.In 180 degrees hot oven place this milk mixture and bake for abt 15 min.s.Just heat it lightly , do not boil it.Make small flat cookie shaped patties out of the cheese mixture.Now take the milk mixture out of the oven and place this patties into the milk mix.Bake this in a 350 degrees oven for just 15 min.s again.Take it out and garnish with pista.You can used blanched almonds also.Cool it and refregirate before serving.

P.S: My rasmalai has a thin syrup, if you want a thicker one reduce the 2% milk.Mine had small problem of few patties breaking, so be careful about that.

3 comments:

mandira said...

hi Maheshwari, you look ready for diwali. I tried rasmalai with canned rasgullas and they came out pretty good too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mahe,
Your Rasmalai looked delicious...i was just searching blog by blog for some sweet recipe finally i hope i found one,feel free to visit my bolg.

Maheswari said...

Thanks Madira ..next i might use canned rasgullas..will make the job lot easier:))

Thanks ashi..will visit..