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Indian Rasgulla Recipe – Sweet Dumplings of Milk Curd

31 Oct

I finally had the courage to make my favorite Indian Dessert called Rasgulla ( Rasagola). Yesterday was Diwali in India, 80% of Indian household celebrated the festival of Lights and Good v/s Evil. Β This would be one of the many sweets made. It is also popular in many Indian restaurants. Could be a recipe to be added to this year’sΒ Thanksgiving Feast πŸ™‚

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These soft pillowy milk curd rounds are cooked in a rose or cardamom infused sugar syrup. There are a few variations to the recipe some use cream of wheat or white flour as a binding agent which is added to the milk curdΒ dough.Β Making rasgullas is a 2 step process where first you make the chhena (milk curd). Next, after kneading the milk curd to a smooth dough and dividing into small balls is to cook them in a sugar syrup till they double in size.

Do note traditionally the sugar syrup is made with white refined sugar. My syrup has a brown tint as I used organic unrefined sugar. You can use this same recipe to make rasmalai

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Serving Size : 3-4

Ingredients:

4 cup of whole milk

3 tbsp of lemon juice

2 cups of water

3/4 – 1 cup of sugar

1/4 tsp of cardamon powder

2 pinches of salt

1 tbsp of rose-water (optional)

Directions:

To make the milk curd. Bring 4 cups of milk to a light boil. Next add the lemon juice and cook it for another 5-7 minutes till all the milk curd separates from the whey.

Drain into a colander covered with a cheesecloth. Rinse the milk curd with water to take offΒ any lemon taste and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Twist the cheesecloth and hang it for about 30 minute. Till most of the liquid drains out.

On a smooth surface knead the milk curd to a smooth dough for about 5-7 minutes. Β Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and shape them into balls.

On the side in a new wide mouth pot heat water, sugar and cardamom powder till all the sugar is dissolved add a 2 pinches of salt.

To the boiling syrup now add the milk balls, cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes till they double in size.

Take off heat. Serve them hot with some crushed pistachios and saffron strands or cool it in the refrigerator. Will stay for about a week.

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64 Responses to “Indian Rasgulla Recipe – Sweet Dumplings of Milk Curd”

  1. woodboneandstone October 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    I love rasgulla!

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      Me too πŸ™‚ was just scared of making them for a long time.

  2. Hans Susser October 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Such a beautiful presentation πŸ™‚

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      Thank You Hans πŸ™‚

  3. Tali October 31, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    Yummy!!! It sounds very similar to gulab jamoun, just not fried. Am I wrong?
    Happy Diwali!

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:54 am #

      You are spot on Tali πŸ™‚

  4. Neetha October 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Looks yummy !!

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:54 am #

      Neetha, Thanks Much πŸ™‚

  5. nancyruth October 31, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:54 am #

      Thank You Nancy πŸ™‚

  6. Jim October 31, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    nom nom nom

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:55 am #

      Thanks Much Jim πŸ™‚

  7. Plectrumm October 31, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh my😍

  8. greginthekitchen October 31, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    wow.it looks delicious!

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:55 am #

      Thank You Greg πŸ™‚

  9. Aayushi Manish October 31, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    Yummy

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:56 am #

      Thank You Much Aayushi πŸ™‚

  10. stomachforadventure November 1, 2016 at 12:41 am #

    So so good!

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:56 am #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  11. Aartie November 1, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    Yum! πŸ˜€

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks Aartie πŸ™‚

  12. Jacqueline Bennett November 1, 2016 at 2:22 am #

    Thanks Nandini for your like of my piece on the Mass Pike. Your “sweet dumplings” recipe looks like it would be fun to try for Thanksgiving. Oh my – hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away.

    Jackie

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:59 am #

      That is so true Jackie…I wonder where my year went so quick πŸ™‚

  13. Ruchisvegkitchen November 1, 2016 at 2:39 am #

    Love it… Looks amazing

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

      Thank You so much Ruchi πŸ™‚

  14. Garfield Hug November 1, 2016 at 7:23 am #

    Happy Diwali!!☺

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank You πŸ™‚

  15. Laura @ Feast Wisely November 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Happy belated Diwali Nandini!

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

      Thank You Laura. Hope you are doing well πŸ™‚

  16. usathroughoureyes November 2, 2016 at 2:19 am #

    This looks soooo good. We can’t wait to try it.

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  17. Blogtastic Food November 2, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    Beautiful recipe. So many great recipes you have.

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  18. doodlessworld November 2, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    I cant resistwhat all dishes you make ..

  19. payel November 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    Looks soooo yummy!!! I’m a Bengali but my Rasgullas don’t look as good as yours! Well done !πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

      Thank You Payel that is very nice of you to say πŸ™‚

  20. ledrakenoir November 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

    Looks so delicious… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

      thank You so much πŸ™‚

  21. Stanley Vincent Rodrigues November 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi Nandini!

    This looks ‘ABSOLUTELY APPETIZING’. It is almost POLLING DAY’ in the US. All eyes on the ‘UNITED STATES’. I guess everybody has to ‘BITE THE BALLOT’ at some point in time. May the best candidate ‘GET INTO THE WHITE HOUSE’.

    Kind regards!

    Happy polling day!

    Stan

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks Mr Stan…Yes it has been a very interesting day for us πŸ™‚

  22. sudustories November 8, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    I love rasagula…like you said a bit afraid to try it. Now that you’ve come up successfuly ..let me see how mine gonna turn up😊. Clean writing Nandini..looking for more postsπŸ‘

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

      Thank You so much Sudarshana…I hope you do give it a try πŸ™‚

  23. thesweetmist November 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    looks delicious .. you got a nice blog ..

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

      Thank You much πŸ™‚

  24. Akuokuo November 12, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Can’t wait to make this! Your blog is lovely πŸ™‚

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

      Thank You for your kind words πŸ™‚

  25. fravitch November 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    This looks awesome! I’ve never tried Rasuglla but I think I should.
    BTW, Thank you for following and liking my blog! I appreciate it a lot πŸ™‚
    Aki

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

      You are very welcome Aki, Thank You πŸ™‚

  26. Jessie November 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    Yum! A classic

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Thank you Jessie, it is πŸ™‚

  27. Dennis the Vizsla November 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

    hello nandini its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks delishus!!! it reeminds me of sumthing my dada mayks frum time to time wot is kalld gulab jamun or sumthing like that!!! not that i ever git to try enny of it of korse!!! ok bye

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

      Thank Dennis πŸ™‚

  28. The Paperback Princess November 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Yum. I’ve had this once. Have you ever made Golab jamun? Sorry if I spelled it wrong. 😊

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

      Not yet hopefully soon πŸ™‚

  29. The Paperback Princess November 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    Beautiful photos btw.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  30. rajalakshmikr December 9, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    Yummy….

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      Thank You πŸ™‚

  31. Kushagra Bisen March 30, 2017 at 1:30 am #

    Rosogulla beautified!

  32. lifeintrips June 8, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    They look delicious…

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