Rasgulla (Cheeseballs in sugar syrup)

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Rasgulla’s are soft spongy cheesballs soaked in sugar syrups. Roshagulla, as they call in Bengali, is the king of Bengali sweets. These look like big pearls and taste so delectable that you’ll fall in love with this dessert. The best part is that they are so easy to make. Although rasgullas will be easily available in any of your nearby sweet shop but the one’s you make yourself taste even sweeter.

So if you were hesitant to make rasgullas at home till now cause they seem like quite a hard work, let me show you how easy these are to make. Be soft and gentle with them and they will be softer!!!

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Preparation Time: 1 hr

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For Paneer balls:

Milk – 1 liter
Lemon juice or vinegar – 2 tablespoon

For Syrup:

Water – 1 liter
Sugar – 1 ½ cup

 

Method:

In a heavy bottom pan, boil milk. Keep stirring milk so that milk doesn’t stick to the bottom. When milk is boiling, add lemon juice and keep stirring until milk curdles. Pour the milk in a muslin or cheese cloth to drain the water and keep the chena.Wash the chena in cold water to wash away the sourness of lemon.

Squeeze the cloth to drain away the excess water. You can also press it under heavy object. Wait for 15-20 minutes till all the excess water drains off. You can also see the details of making paneer or chena here.

Now is the time to kneed the chena. Gently knead the chena, till it is smooth and does not crumble. Kneading is the very important step. You have to knead till chena is really really smooth and soft.

Divide the kneaded chena in small balls to cook.

In the pressure cooker put water and sugar. Wait till sugar gets dissolved. You can add flavor of your choice (Kewra water/Elaichi) at this stage into the water. I haven’t used anything.

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When sugar syrup starts boiling carefully add chena balls into it. Cover the cooker and and put it on low flame. Let the cooker get one whistle and then let it cook on low flame for 10 minutes.

Open the pressure cooker. You’ll see balls are double their size now.

Let it come to room temperature then keep in refrigerator. You rasgullas are ready. Serve cold!!!!

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