How to make Ras Malai at home






Ras Malai  is a soft cottage cheese flatten pieces , dipped in kesari flavorful creamy milk Rabri . You can either make Paneer at home or if you want to make a quick dessert then , you can make Ras malai by using Ragulla and condensed milk. 



Ras Malai is a creamy , flavorful and scrumptious Bengali Dessert . Here is my Recipe .....!

INGREDIENTS : ( Recipe by Zulekha Arafat )
  • Paneer ( click here for recipe
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 cardamom pods 
  • handful of pistashios and almonds 
  • 3/4 litre full fat milk ( rabri )
  • saffron 

METHOD : 
  • In a large vessel or deep pan , add 3/4 liter milk and bring to a boil.
  • Add pinch of saffron and sugar , once the milk is boiled .
  • Keep the milk on slow flame and let it boil further , make sure you stir at interval of 3-5 minutes. ( I have used full fat buffalo milk ,but you can add full fat cow's milk as well )
  • Boil until the quantity reduces to almost half and have thicken up , when a layer of thin cream is formed while its boiling , just move it aside with the help of a big spoon. Once the quantity reduces and milk thickens , off the gas and set aside.Side by side make the paneer or prepare paneer pre hand , if you using home made paneer. ( click here for the home made recipe

  • If you are using home made Paneer , instead of chopping it into pieces , remove the Paneer from the muslin cloth and crumble it.
  • Add the paneer in a large plate and knead for 2- 5 minutes until it forms a smooth dough.Now make 10 -12 equal balls of it and flatten gently between your palms . Make sure you do not press too much or else it will be thin and might break further while cooking.
  • Side by side in a large pan , boil 3 cups of water with sugar and few cardamom pods.
  • Bring to a boil or until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add the flatten paneer pieces one by one , to the boiling syrup and cook covered for about 4-5 minutes on a medium flame. Now flip and cook for more 3-4 minutes.
  • Off the gas and let it cool for 15 -20 minutes or more , if you want can transfer the paneer to another bowl.
  • Drain each pattie of paneer and press gently between two spoons to remove excess syrup. ( Here in this step be gentle as it may break )
  • Add the paneer pieces to the flavourful Rabri and simmer for a 3-4 minutes  .

  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with almonds and pistachios and serve chill. ( preferably refrigerate it for 2-3 hours before serving ) 

NOTE : ( Recipe By Zulekha Arafat )
  1. Paneer should not be too dry nor too moist to make Ras Malai.
  2. Some add diluted cornflour to make the Rabri thick , if you want you can make that way too.
  3. If you want you can add cardamom pods or cardamom powder in the Rabri and not in the sugar syrup.


PREPARATION TIME : 15 Minutes.
COOKING TIME : 40 -45 Minutes . ( including the preparation of paneer)
TOTAL TIME : 60 Minutes.
CUISINE : Bengali ( Indian) 
SERVES : 6 Persons .
TYPE : Dessert.


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