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.

Ingredients:
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) 
 
Method:
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.

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27 comments

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

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  2. Wow...looks simple and yum...love it...

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

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  4. Awsome job.it tasted heavenly when we came for varalakshmi viradham.love it.

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  5. Love your presentation and pictures. Lovely dish.
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  6. Wow... Yummy yummy... rasagullas are my all-time favorite...


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

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  8. wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

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  9. First time here, yummy rasagullas!!!

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

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  11. Too yummy to resist..Nice presentation too.

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  12. Yummy.What a presentation!

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  13. So soft and round! Lovely sweet!

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  14. Rasagulla is my favourite
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  15. One of our family favorites...Very nicely made

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  16. looks so good dear... today i prepared rasgulla n rasmalai... will post soon...
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  17. mmm..very delicious rosgullas...

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

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  19. YUUMMMMYYYYYY...!!!LOVE THE CLICK..!!
    SOO TEMPTING...

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

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  21. Looks delectable... and beautiful clicks

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

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