Friday, November 09, 2012

Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls

Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls
                        Rasagulla / Rosogulla is a popular bengali sweet in India made out of cottage cheese/ paneer which is cooked in sugar syrup.. It is so easy and simple to prepare which is base for many indian sweets like rasamalai, chum chum, Chenna payash etc.. Try this delightful sweet for Diwali and make more memorable..

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Resting time:  30 ~ 40 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves:  17 ~ 20 rasagullas depends upon the size.

4 cups of milk
1/4 cup of warm water
2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
4 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 tbsp all purpose flour/ maida (optional) 
For Paneer 

Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls

  • In a heavy bottom pan, bring milk to boil.
  • Add lemon water mixture and mix well.
  • Milk starts to curdle, cook it for 4 to 5 minutes until yellowish whey seen and curd  separates completely.
  • Drain the curdled mixture using a cheese cloth to separate curd and whey.
  • Hold it under the running water for a minute. Squeeze water from the paneer and hang it to remove excess water from the paneer for about 30 minutes.
  • Check paneer consistency for making any sweets by rubbing little piece of  paneer on your palm and rub with your fingers to make a firm and smooth ball. If not squeeze excess water or it too dry / scramble, then add few drops of water and check for the consistency.

For more picture and details for making paneer...Check the recipe HOW TO MAKE PANEER.

For Rasagullas

Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls
  •  Knead the prepared paneer in to smooth dough by adding 2 tbsp of all purpose flour/ maida.
  • Divide the paneer dough into 17 ~ 20 equal parts and roll them to balls by applying little pressure to get smooth balls with out any cracks.
Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls

  • Meantime boil water and sugar in a pressure pan or in a wide open pan on a medium heat.
  • Add required amount of paneer balls depends upon the pressure pan size because rasagullas will tends to double its volume while cooking in the syrup.
Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls

  • Close the pressure pan with lid and cook it for 7~8 minutes or till 2 whistles. In a open pan , cover the pan with lid and cook it for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes or show cooker under the running water before opening.
  •  Transfer to other bowl and refrigerate before serving.
Rasagulla / Sweet cottage cheese balls

Note: Kneading the paneer dough is a key factor for best rasagullas.
          Store bought paneer doesn't work for making rasagullas. Home made is best.
          Rasagullas can also be prepared without maida.


Raji said...

Aah..these rasgullas are looking so soft, white and lovely. I am sure they taste delicious too.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Wow...looks simple and it...

DivyaGCP said...

Looks so yummy and delicious.. Well explained and neatly presented. :)

Savitha Ganesan said...

Awsome tasted heavenly when we came for varalakshmi it.

Kitchen Queen said...

Love your presentation and pictures. Lovely dish.

Sharans Samayalarai said...

Wow... Yummy yummy... rasagullas are my all-time favorite...

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Priya said...

Super like, super spongy rasagullas,who will resist to them.

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done rasgulla

divya said...

wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

Sangeetha Priya said...

First time here, yummy rasagullas!!!

Shanavi said...

Yummy rasagullas..planning to makes this again as my first batch is over :) lovely ur csppucino cup :)

Mélange said...

Too yummy to resist..Nice presentation too.

Asiya Omar said...

Yummy.What a presentation!

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Nandini said...

So soft and round! Lovely sweet!

Veena Theagarajan said...

Rasagulla is my favourite

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

One of our family favorites...Very nicely made

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

looks so good dear... today i prepared rasgulla n rasmalai... will post soon...
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Vidya said...

mmm..very delicious rosgullas...

cquek said...

I have never heard of this one, but it sounds pretty delicious.

Roha said...


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Perfect sponge balls...Looks so tempting dear...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

yummy ones..

divya said...

Looks delectable... and beautiful clicks

Divya Pramil said...

Perfectly made spongy rasagullas dear :)
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Hima bindu said...

wow.. they look so soft & yummm.. beautiful presentation :)

Marie-Rose Domingues said...


Très jolie recette qui aurait tout à fait sa place dans notre concours Cottage Cheese sur 750 Grammes

Très belle journée gourmande et à très vite,


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