Rasmalai – Ras malai, or Rasaw malai in Odisha or rossomalai in West Bengal, is an Indian dessert believed to have originated from the eastern part of the country although it cannot be confirmed. It has been described as “a rich cheese cake without a crust Rasmalai is an Indian popular sweet dish.
Ingredients and Preparation Method
The ingredients include soft, non-matured Indian cheese commonly referred as cottage cheese or ricotta cheese. The other ingredients include sweetened and thickened milk (use full cream milk), dried fruits, saffron, sugar and cardamom powder. The dough for rasmalai is made from cottage cheese. The balls soaked in sugar syrup are added to the thickened and sweetened milk (lightly sweetened) and chilled. Although preparing the rasmalai may not seem to be time consuming, it can take quite a few hours. Typically, the difficult part involves the process of thickening milk and making cottage cheese at home.
Health and Nutritional Value of the Rasmalai Recipe
This sweet dessert is high in calories and fat. One serving or approximately 400 grams contains about 400 calories and fat of about 180g. It also contains protein since the milk content is quite high in rasmalai.
This sweet dish has an amazingly soft texture and is quite light on the stomach, since it is not deep fried.
Allergen: Contains milk