Ras Malai


Ras Malai

Ras Malai - Ras Malai
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 250 gm Paneer/Chhena
  • 2 litres Milk
  • 1 kg Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 10 strands Saffron
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios (sliced) Pista
  • 1/4 cup Almonds(sliced) Badam
  • 1/4 cup Nuts sliced


  • Knead and mash paneer. Add flour and mash again to make a dough.
  • Divide it into equal portions. Make balls, flatten them and keep aside.
  • Prepare a sugar syrup by dissolving 250 gm of sugar in 500 ml of water.
  • Add the dough portions in it and cook over a high flame for 6- 8 minutes.
  • Add half a cup of water and again bring it to a boil. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove them and keep them in the sugar syrup.
  • Bring the milk to a boil. Keep on stirring continuously. Simmer until it is reduced to a thick consistency.
  • Add rest of the sugar and keep on boiling till the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from the flame and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Add the soaked balls and sprinkle the saffron. Keep in refrigerator for another half an hour.
  • Swirl the milk with a light hand just before serving as it will give beautiful yellow colour of saffron and the whiteness of the milk.
  • Garnish with sliced pistachio, nuts, almonds.
  • :- Serve cold.
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Response (4)
  1. N
    NB October 15, 2004


  2. f
    food_lover July 30, 2007

    Use evaporated milk for making ras.. it`ll taste a lot better

  3. c
    cooking_lover July 27, 2007

    If u don`t have paneer, boil milk & add some lemon juice to it.. later put it in a muslin clothe( or handkerchief) & wash it well under cold running water and twist the cloth that was used for straining to extract water. Knead chenna (thats what it is called) to make a smooth dough.

  4. a
    anil arya May 8, 2005

    Paneer or chenna should be made frm cow`s milk then it can be made sucessfully and also each and every type of Bangali Bikanery Chenna
    sweets can be made successfully.
    rating is *****

    Anil Arya

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