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Ras Malai



Ras Malai is a popular Indian dessert made with soft, spongy cottage cheese balls soaked in sweetened evaporated milk. These are traditionally prepared with full fat milk and sugar. Garnished with saffron and nuts, rasmalai is served chilled as a dessert and is a crowd pleaser.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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1 cup


1 teaspoon


6 tablespoon


1/2 cup


2 cups


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

chopped pistachio

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan.Once it comes to a boil, switch off the flame and add 1/2 cup of water to bring the temperature of the milk down a bit.

Step 2:

Wait for 5-10 minutes and then start adding lemon juice till milk curdles.

Step 3:

Using a strainer drain the water and collect the chena and rinse it to remove lemon juice residue

Step 4:

Leave it in the strainer for 10-15 minutes and then take the chena in your hand and squeeze out remaining water slowly.

Step 5:

Add cornflour and start mashing the chena till it’s smooth for 10 minutes, till it is smooth.

Step 6:

Once it’s smooth, make small balls out of it.

Step 7:

Heat 1 cup sugar and 4 cups water in a wide pan and wait till it comes to a full boil. Drop the balls in boiling sugar syrup and cook for 15-17 minutes till they double in size. Set aside.

Step 8:

In a heavy bottom pan, boil 500 ml of milk.

Step 9:

Soak few strands of saffron in a tablespoon of warm milk and set aside.Once the milk comes to a boil, lower the flame and continue to stir the milk at regular intervals. After 10 minutes add sugar and mix.

Step 10:

After 20-25 minutes the milk will thicken to desired consistency, add soaked saffron, crushed cardamom and pistachio.

Step 11:

Take out the cooled down rasmalai balls from the fresh water bowl. Squeeze and flatten lightly using your hands and put in sugar syrup for around 10-15 minute. Squeeze the balls gently and add into the thickened milk.

Step 12:

Chill in the refrigerator overnight or for 5-6 hours. Garnish with chopped pistachios and few saffron strands before serving.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 12828 users have chowed down on Ras Malai a whopping 16834 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Indore, Delhi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Ras Malai like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Ras Malai, our users are head over heels in october, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Ras Malai is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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