Sunday, 6 March 2016

Rasgullas

Rasgullas

I had a lady who worked for me earlier. She was from a village near Malda (West Bengal)... When ever she went home on a holiday, she use to get me Rasgullas from her village... Then I changed my house and now I don't get them.. Then when my mother passed away, we had ordered food from a local Bengali caterer. The menu included Rasgullas. I could relate to the taste of the Rasgullas which the lady who worked for me use to get for me. But unfortunately if I wanted these Rasgullas from my caterer, I had to order in bulk. So then I thought let me give it a try.... These Rasgullas are not very spongy like normal Rasgullas, but taste excellent. When eaten, it had a creamer .... Mava taste... Try it you will love it...

To make the Paneer 

Ingredients
1 liter Cow milk
1 tbsp Citric Acid or 2 tbsp Lime juice
Method
Add 2 tbsp water to citric acid and dissolve it. Boil the milk. Once it begins to boil, add the citric water. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it stand for 2 minutes. Take a Malmal cloth and drain the whey out. Pour cold water to wash the paneer and tie the cloth and hang it to drain our the water. The water should drain out completely.

For the Sugar syrup 

Ingredients
3 cups of Sugar
6 cups of Water
Method
Take sugar and water and add it to a big deep bottom pot. Let it the water boil and sugar dissolve in water. Lower the flame and simmer the sugar syrup till a bit thicker, a stage before it forms a string. Meanwhile prepare the rasgullas balls.

To make the Rasgullas 

Ingredients
Home made Paneer made from 1 liter Cow milk
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Flour
2 tbsp Mava
2 to 3  drops of Rose essence or 1 tbsp of Rose water
Method
Mix all the above ingredients together except for Rose essence and knead it well, rubbing the ingredients in between the heel of the palm and stretching it. Knead it well for 5 minutes to get a smooth dough. Divide the dough into small  equal proportions. Make smooth round balls. Gently add the balls one after the other into the sugar syrup. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 10 mins on a medium high flame. Open the pot and cook for another 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Pour 1/4 cup of cold water. Add rose essence. Let it cool and the Rasgullas are ready to be eaten.