I made Rasgulla and Rasmalai for this Deepawali. Though i know the procedure, i didnt try out at home, as i thought i need to do it with muslin or cheese cloth only. But after seeing the Rasgulla's from Rajeshwari's Raks Kitchen, i could not postpone trying them out. She made the rasgulla's with her dhupatta itself and it inspired me a lot. Believe it or not, i made the rasgulla's with white cotton Kerchief and it came out well.
Here goes the recipe....
- Milk - 1 litre
- Lemon juice/Vinegar - 3 tsp
- Sugar - 2 cups
- Cardamom - 3 (crushed) (optional)
- Water - 6 cups
- Boil the milk.
- With lemon juice / Vinegar add 2 tsp of water and dilute it.
- While the milk is boiling, add the diluted vinegar and mix well.
- Stir the boiling milk so that the milk starts curdling.
- Keep on stirring, till the water separates fully from the milk.
- With the help of the metal strainer, covered with Cheese/Muslin/Cotton Dhuppatta/Cotton Kerchief filter the curdled milk, under the running water.
- Wash it well to remove the smell of vinegar/lemon juice.
- Now cover the curdled milk with kerchief and just twist as much as you can in order to remove the water from it.
- If the water didnt strain fully, just fill the cooker or heavy bottom pan with water and keep this on the Curdled milk covered with cloth.
- Leave it for 30 to 40 min.
- Meanwhile, make sugar syrup with 1 cup sugar, 2 cup water and cardamom (no need for string consistency). Just make the syrup, till the sugar dissolves.
- Keep this syrup in fridge.
- Now remove the paneer from it and smash well till it becomes like a dough to make small balls.
- Now in a pressure cooker, add 1 cup sugar and 4 cup water and bring to boil.
- Add the paneer balls into it and close the lid. Wait for 1 whistle and make the burner to low flame. Leave it for 7 to 10 minutes and switch off the stove.