Rasmalai

(Cheese Balls In Milk Syrup)

Rasmalai is a famous Indian and Pakistani dessert and found in the Indian subcontinent consisting of sugary, cream to yellow-colored balls . This popular sweet is made of home-made fresh cottage or ricotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened creamy milk and garnished with pistachios, almonds and rosewater.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ½ lb. ricotta cheese
  • 2 quarts half and half
  • 2 cups sugar (or acc. to taste)
  • 2 tbsp. rose water
  • 2 tbsp. chopped pistachios
  • 2 tbsp. chopped almonds

Method: 

  • Place the ricotta cheese into a strainer until all the water is gone.
  • Then, put the cheese into a bowl and knead very well.
  • Make about 40 small round balls.
  • Put the balls on paper towel. Set aside.
  • Combine half and half and sugar in a sauce pan, and heat for it to boil.
  • After the first boil, put the balls into the pan very gently.
  • Heat over a medium flame until another boil comes.
  • During this time do not touch the balls.
  • It will take about 40-45 minutes to boil.
  • When it comes to boil remove the pan from heat and let it cool.
  • Add rose water.
  • Put the balls carefully into a serving bowl and pour liquid over it.
  • Garnish with pistachios and almonds.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours and then serve.