Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rasgulla


Wish all my friends a fabulous Diwali.For this Diwali I thought of sharing with you all one of my favorite desserts - Rasgulla. Rasgullas are offered in the world-famous Jaganath temple at Puri as an offering to goddess Lakshmi. And so I thought it was appropriate that we have this for our Diwali celebration.
Recipe Source:Rak's Kitchen

Ingredients:
Milk(full cream)-1 Litre
Lemon juice- 3 tbs
Sugar-2 cups
Water-3 &1/2cups
Cardamom powder-1/8 tsp
Clove-3
Ice cubes-12 nos
Method:
Bring the milk to a boil. Now lower the heat, add the lemon juice and stir well. After a few minutes milk will curdle and whey becomes clear and will separate. Now switch off the heat and add ice cubes and mix well. Drain the whey using a strainer  and rinse the cheese under cold water, and squeeze out the water well. This process removes the sourness of the lemon from the cheese. Transfer the cheese  into a  cheesecloth or muslin cloth. Then squeeze the excess water by keeping the cheese(wrapped in cheesecloth) under a heavy pan (or anything that is heavy). After 40 minutes check the cheese by taking a little  bit in your palm and rubbing with your fingers. After rubbing it for about 15-20 seconds, you should be able to make a firm but smooth ball. If it is not ready, keep it pressed for a little longer. Now knead this for 7-10 minutes gently to make it like a soft and smooth dough. I have tried using the food processor and that also works fine.
Make smooth equal sized  balls. You can make around 25 balls. Meanwhile put the sugar,cardamom powder,clove and water in a pressure cooker and  bring to a boil. Add the cheese balls  carefully one by one .After the pressure cooker starts steaming, put the weight and turn the heat to low and cook for about seven minutes. Open the cooker when all the pressure is released by itself. By now Rasgullas  would have doubled in size.
Refrigerate this and serve chilled!
Sending this  over  to 'My Diwali My Way' hosted by Khushi of 'A Girl`s Dairy'

25 comments:

  1. Wowww... soft and perfect rasagullas.. looks inviting.. Happy Diwali dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  2. these look gorgeous! and waht a gorgeous click! cant wait to try it!

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  3. Luks temptingly Soft and too good.Luv it.Yum Yum. Wish U a Happy and Delicious Diwali.

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  4. Happy Diwali to you too Vidya.Rasgulla is tempting a lot.

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  5. Happy diwali to you and ur family. Perfect spongy and lovely rasgulla for diwlai night.

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  6. Looks superb, a very Happy Deepavali wishes to you and your family.

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  7. they look perfectly made, Happy Diwali!

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  8. wow...rasgulla looks superb and lovely presentation...
    Wishing you n your family a Very Happy Diwali :)

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  9. Rasgulla looks wonderful and very tempting !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  10. Happy Diwali to you and family, hope u had a good one;-)

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  11. Happy Diwali...yummy rasagullas

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  12. looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...
    A very Happy Diwali to you & your family !!!

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  13. Happy diwali wishes, spongy rasgullas looks super tempting..

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  14. Hey same pinch. I prepare rasgull for diwali too. Love your cute rasgullas.

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  15. Wow that looks SO Yum, Vidhya - hope you had an awesome celebration dear

    Cheers,
    Priya
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  16. Hey Vidhya, Thanks for trying out the Chivda..am glad you guys liked it. Hope you had a great celebration for Diwali

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  17. Rasgulla luks so perfect...hope u enjoyed diwali with ur family.

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  18. Wow, superb ones. Happy Diwali :)

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  19. ohhh my...rasgullas looks delicious..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  20. Belated Diwali wishes dear..rasgullas look so yummy n irresistible..

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  21. Rasgullas look perfect and delicious.

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  22. Soft n perfect rasgullas!!!
    looks yummm!!!!

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