I was multi-tasking a few weeks ago-telling mom that it was ages since I tasted Rasmalai and was checking my mail side by side.That’s when I saw Srivalli’s announcement for this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge.I was surprised!This months the chosen recipe was Rasmalai!!!Rasmalai is a traditional sweet from West Bengal,India and also a favorite in Bangladesh.
I decided then and there that I would make this.The reason being-I had missed last months challenge and I had developed a sudden craving for Rasmalai.Though I wanted to make it ASAP,I could do this only a couple of days ago and thoroughly enjoyed every step of this procedure.The process may seem lengthy but the result is worth every bite!!!
Take a look at the yummy dessert before I proceed to the method…
Milk-1 liter + 3/4 liter
Lemon juice from half a lemon
Sugar -a little less than half a kilo
Maida- 1 teaspoon
Saffron-a few strands,soaked in a tablespoon of warm milk
Powdered nuts-2 tablespoons
1.Heat 1 liter milk in a vessel and bring it to boil.
Isn’t it pretty easy.I finished the actual procedure in an hour.The waiting time was 1 hour for the whey to drain.During this time I could have started heating the milk and the nuts mixture but I was happily reading Jeffery Archer’s-Prison diary Volume 3 and almost forgot that I had still more work in the kitchen!My nephews who love this dessert were eager to taste it and they were totally taken in by the taste!!!They want me to prepare this again!!!I am so glad it turned out perfect…
The whey that we get when milk coagulates is rich in nutrients.It can be used in a plenty of ways.All you need to do is store it in the refrigerator and
- Use it to prepare chapathi/Roti use this water to make the dough.
- It can also be used instead of lemon juice[as a starter] the next time you make paneer.
- Use it as a soup base
- Add a pinch of salt and drink it up.
- Use it while preparing baked goodies.
- Use it in milkshakes instead/with milk.
Earlier in ICC