Easy Rasmalai Recipe – My mom-in-law makes a quick and easy rasmalai using milk powder. While that’s great for days you don’t have time to make the chenna from scratch, etc, there’s another trick for making super easy rasmalai in 10 mins! This is perfect for festival days when you are making a variety of dishes and also have to cook your regular meals.
To make rasmalai from scratch: you need to split whole milk using a lemon, vinegar or curd, much like we make paneer at home. That cheese is then hung and squeezed dry, kneaded well, and shaped into balls which are then cooked in a milk base and soaked.
It’s delicious and not as difficult as it is time-consuming but when you can get a similar result in 10 mins, I am not picking the longer route. I am just not that kinda girl!
You may also like the following quick and easy Diwali sweets:
Easy Rasmalai Recipe
- 12 rasgulla
- 1/2 cup of condensed milk adjust to level of sweetness preferred
- 2 cups of milk any fat content you prefer
- 3 green cardamom seeds powdered
- A few strands of saffron optional
- 2-3 tbsp of chopped nuts like almonds pistachios, cashew nuts or a mix of what you have in hand
- Drain the rasgulla from the can and squeeze to remove any extra syrup inside. I used a lemon squeezer to make the job easier. Be gentle though, otherwise the rasgulla will crumble. You don't have to squeeze the life out of them, just get most of the syrup out so that our milk mixture can get in and soak up the ragullas nicely.
- Mix the milk and condensed milk and bring to boil
- Add the cardamom powder and saffron and simmer for 3-4 mins.
- Then add the drained rasgullas and chopped nuts.
- Mix well and let it simmer together for another minute.
- Remove from fire, let it cool down and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Serve chilled with more crushed nuts on top.
Step by Step Rasmalai Recipe:
I used a lemon squeezer to make the job easier. Be gentle though, otherwise the rasgulla will crumble. You don’t have to squeeze the life out of them, just get most of the syrup out so that our milk mixture can get in and soak up the ragullas nicely.
2. Mix the milk and condensed milk and bring to boil. Add the cardamom powder and saffron and simmer for 3-4 mins. Then add the drained rasgullas and chopped nuts. Mix well and let it simmer together for another minute.
3. Remove from fire, let it cool down and refrigerate for a few hours. Serve chilled with more crushed nuts on top.
Yum! Any milk-based sweet is right up on my list of favourites but rasmalai does hold a special place in both TH’s and my heart!
Hope you try this easy Rasmalai recipe this Diwali.
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Thanks for posting this yummy n quick recipe! my husband loves rasmalai and I tried this recipe (my first rasamali attempt) it turned out to be super tasty. My husband loved it!
Very easy to make and super tasty!
Thank you so much Archie! Do leave a 5-star rating for me next time 🙂
I have a small baby, hence a very tight schedule ! Had to make dessert for 15 people in 30 min and your trick worked like a charm !! Kudos to you !
so glad the rasmalai recipe worked for you 🙂
I tried this recipe today. Sheer brilliance! Muchos Gracias!
Good receipie with a good idea. Added to my diwali cart. Geetha Swaminathan
Looks delicious and beautiful click too!
wow…so tempting, the pics are!! wanna bite now
I'm so happy you made this! And I am going to use the lemon squeeze idea next time (why didn't I ever think of that?) And now I am craving some. Sigh.
Lovely click. looks very appealing and tempting!