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Bengali Special - Homemade Mini Rasgullas / Cottage cheese / Paneer

Cuisine: Indian
Serve as: Dessert/Pudding

Preapared Mini Rasgulla 3 days back 'Considered as King of Indian sweets' and they were looking cute as snow white balls. I am big fan of Indian sweets and Mini Rasgulla is one my favorite sweet that i can gobble anytime.

Its made out of fresh homemade cottage cheese and soaked in sugar syrup that you can’t resist yourself to eat them. All the festivals and special occasions in India are incomplete without this sweet dish.

its loved by people of all age groups, you can easily prepare this quick dessert recipe at home for your loved ones!



Timings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 60 minutes

Quantity: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 litter Milk (4 cup)
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 tbsp Corn flour
  • 4 cup Water
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder

Preparation method

For Chena/Paneer

  1. Heat milk in a deep vessel or pan on medium to high flame and bring it to boil. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking.
  2. When milk comes to boil or rise up, stir it again and switch off the flame, add lemon juice little by little and stirs the milk.
  3. As soon as milk completely curdles and separates the light green water (if your milk not curdling, add little more lemon juice), set the cheese cloth or thin cotton cloth on strainer or colander and pour the curdled milk in it. Now pour cold water on curdle milk and remove or strain the whey.
  4. Now collect the cheese cloth together with coagulated milk shreds lightly, and hang it on tap handle for 30 minutes.


For Mini Rasgullas:

  1. Remove the prepared chena/cottage cheese/paneer into a bowl. Add corn flour powder and mix well.
  2. Now place the mixture on the kitchen surface and knead it well using heels of your hand palms and make smooth dough.
  3. Divide the dough into small-small portions and make smooth balls from it. Cover it with kitchen towel or dump cheese cloth and keep aside.
  4. Heat water in a large pan, then add sugar, cardamom powder and keep stirring till sugar dissolves completely.
  5. Once sugar syrup boils and starts bubbling, add prepared balls slowly one by one and simmer it for 3 minutes.
  6. Keep in medium flame and close with a lid, cook it for 7-8 minutes, open the lid occasionally or every 2-3 minutes, this is to ensure the vapor passes out and not allowing the sugar syrup to ooze out. You can check after 7-8 minutes, the balls would be closely doubled in size.
  7. Mini Rasgulla is ready. Let it be cool down, then place it into a freeze to chill it. Then serve it chilled.