Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rasho-goolaas (Rasgullas) !!

This has to be my very first post. The whole blog idea started when my nephew got to know I could make his favorite sweet - rasgulla and I promised my sister that I would blog it for her to see. Now its time I fulfill this promise. So here it is for my all my babies who absolutely love this soft and spongy yummy sweet.

The technique I use here to make rasgullas comes from Mriganayani's website.  Who would have thought pressure cooking rasgulla makes the whole process so easy?

1 cup fresh paneer ( recipe to follow )
6 cups water
2 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp Rose water for flavoring (optional)

Mix sugar and water in pressure cooker and put it on heat to get to a rolling boil. Meanwhile put paneer in food processor and pulse until it forms a ball. Pulse few more times after that, it becomes like a thick paste.

Scrape it out of the jar and gather it.

Take small amount of paste and roll it around to form a ball without any cracks. It will be little bit sticky.

From one cup paneer I generally get about 25-28 small rasgullas or 15-16 big ones. Take your pick!

Once sugar-water mix is boiling, drop the rasgullas and close the pressure cooker. Turn down the heat to medium. On my electric stove, it takes about 10 minutes for the first whistle. Take it off the heat immediately. After 5-7 minutes, release the steam and open the pressure cooker. There garama garam rasgualla ready!!

Transfer to bowl and add rose water if desired. Rasgullas taste best when chilled!! Enjoy!

 Using the same process, I had also made rasmalai patties. I flattened the round balls to make patties.


  1. Awesome. Wish I could make these!

  2. Cute and Sweet Rasagullas :)

  3. Thanks Nila and Julie for stopping by.