Tuesday 25 October 2011

Rasgulla / Roshogolla ~ Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Sugar Syrup for Diwali

Rasgulla / Roshogolla is a famous traditional Bengali sweet dish. I first tasted Rasgulla in Calcutta soon after my wedding and that time I was more fascinated with other Bengali sweets like Chum Chums, Sandesh (Shondesh) and Mishti Doi. Those days I used to buy Rasgullas only to take back home in Kerala to distribute it to relatives. I once tried to makes this and failed terribly. Recently after so many years when I craved to have some Rasgullas, I tried it out again and this time it came out really well. Kneading of paneer / cottage cheese to a smooth dough is very important. I used my food processer to knead the paneer. So here is how I made this soft and spongy delicacy.....

Rasgulla / Roshogolla - Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Sugar Syrup

Low fat milk – 1 liter ( 4 1/2 cups)
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 cups
Water – 3 1/2 cups
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add the lime juice to the boiling milk and stir well. Stir continuously till the whey water clears and the milk curdles completely, turn off the heat.
  • Drain the whey water using a strainer lined with cheesecloth or muslin cloth.
  • Wrap the curdled milk (paneer) in a muslin cloth, and rinse under cold water two or three times, and squeeze well.
  • Take out the excess water by squeezing the muslin cloth till all the water drips off.
  • Once the paneer is drained, knead it in a food processer for 3-4 minutes or till the paneer rolls into smooth pliable dough.
  • Make small smooth balls without any cracks. (I made 20 -22 small balls).
  • Boil water and sugar in a pressure cooker. Add paneer balls and close the cooker.
  • Pressure cook on medium heat till the cooker whistles once or for about 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Turn off the heat and wait for a few minutes till the pressure drops down.
  • Soft and spongy Rasgullas are ready. Transfer it into a bowl, once cooled refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or overnight.
  • Serve chilled.

Wishing You All A Very Happy, Prosperous and Safe Diwali!!!

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  1. delicious looking rasgoola looks wonderful

  2. They look very yummy.... love the pics.. very tempting!!

  3. Super tempting rasgullas....
    nice treat for diwali...
    happy diwali!!

  4. Impressive rasgulla recipe.Luks tempting and delicious.Luv it.Wish U a Happy and Delicious Diwali.

  5. May millions of lamps illuminate ur life with endless Joy,Prosperity,Health and Welath forever wishing u all and ur fmly a very "HAPPY DIWALI"!. Team Chacko's Kitchen Susan, Abraham and Little Angel

  6. Wow looks delicious...cant be any better than this!

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    Thank you for great support

  8. Very Nice though on healthy tips. This can make everyone healthy and fitness to achieve their healthy life.
    Have a nice day, Thanks


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