Rasagolla

Rasagolla -Bengali Milk Sweet

Rasagolla is a very popular Bengali milk sweet. It is easy to prepare and tempting for all the sweet lovers.

Ingredients

Cow milk        – 2 liters

Vinegar           – 1/4  cup

Sugar              – 4 cups

Maida             – 2 tsp

Cooking time  – 30 min

Makes              – 20 nos.

Procedure

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Step 1

Take 1/4 cup vinegar and dilute with one cup of water

Step 2

Boil 2 liters milk and keep aside for 3-4 minutes. Add1 cup of water to decrease temperature.

Step 3

Add 1/4 cup diluted vinegar mixture to milk. Stir it well. Milk starts curdling. In case curdling formation is slow, add 1 or 2 tbsp more diluted vinegar if necessary. Note: Vinegar should always be added in small quantities so as to avoid excess addition. If excess vinegar is added it will result in hardening of paneer which is not desirable.

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Step 4

Soft paneer and whey water are now separated.Place a muslin cloth over a strainer. Strain the whey water to separate paneer. Pour water over paneer to remove vinegar.Squeeze muslin cloth to remove water.

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Mash paneer by hand to make it soft. Then make even sized balls.

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Step 5

Keep Stove in medium flame.Take 4 cups sugar in a vessel and add 6 cups water. Add 1/4 cup milk.Boil for 5 min. Remove the sediments. Add paneer balls to the sugar solution. It is always advisable to select a large vessel so that paneer balls remain in shape and do not get deformed due to contact with each other.

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Step 6

Take 2 tsp maida in a bowl . Add 1/4 cup whey water. Mix well.

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Step 7

Add maida-whey water mixture to the sugar solution. This will help to avoid paneer from breaking. Add 2-3 tbsp boiled water to avoid formation of sugar crystals.

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Step 8

Close lid and boil for 7-8 min. Soft and yummy Rasagollas are ready.

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