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Oct 18, 2011

Bengali Rasgulla – Sweets for Diwali

Hai Friends..Hope you are enjoying your day...I shared with you my miserable diwali yesterday right..Today is going to be my romantic diwali,moreover a most awaited diwali stories..This happened 5 years back and it was the time when I fell in love with my fiancée..

 Those are the days when my parents where so strict and we won’t get chances to meet or talk.Hmmm..There are days when we have never seen each other for months..At that time I will be waiting for Diwali before two months itself..Do you know why?

During Diwali I will visit my Aunt’s house in the evening..That street will be light up with crackers and lights..It will be so crowded with peoples and kids..It is totally so much fun..For your information I usually won’t stay in my house for diwali..Because our house is inside a big colony and there won’t be so much fun..So we will go to our aunt’s house to celebrate diwali together..As soon as my fiancee come to know that I was in my aunt’s house,He will roam here and there in the street with his friends..Each time he walks near me, was such a cherished moment..Its like flying in clouds while seeing him after many months..He even talks in action with me when no one is watching,but one day my mum saw this..Can you imagine how she scolded me..He He..If I think about this now it makes me laugh...I will be waiting for those diwali all day, now a days I don’t get much chances like this and my mum is not so strict..These little memories stays close to my heart still makes my life beautiful..Now coming to today’s recipe...I was thinking that this is one of the most difficult and complicated dish in the world..But as soon as I give it a try I was amazed how easy it is..I am not so fond of Rasagulla,I don’t like it too much..I made this rasagulla to make Rasamalai which I will post soon...I hope you all will love it...So off you go for the step by step recipe with pictures...This recipe goes to Blogging Marathan-Day 3 for the theme “Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures”..

Full Fat Milk-1 litre
Lemon juice-2 tblspn
Sugar- 1 cups
Water - 4 cups


Heat milk in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil..

Slowly add in lemon juice and mix well..You can see the milk getting curdle..

Mix until water separates from milk solids..Now drain it in a cheese cloth..(I used a clean handkerchief)

Wash it under cold water so that all sourness from the milk solids go away..

Tie a knot in the cloth and hang it somewhere for a couple of hours by which time all water must have drained from it..

Take this in a mixing bowl and start kneading for 5-10 mins until the dough becomes soft and comes together..

Divide this into equal portions and make balls out of it..

Now take a pressure cooker and add sugar in it...Now cover that with water and let it come to a boil..

Add the rasagulla balls in to this and cover the pressure cooker..

Let it whistle once and simmer it for 10 mins..Let the pressure go all by itself..

Open the pressure cooker..Now the rasagulla must have become double in size..

Put this in the fridge and serve chilled..


Take all your ingrediants
Heat milk
let it come to a boil
add in lemon juice
stir constantly
can you see the milk curdling
let it curdle completely
mix well
Milk has separated
take a colander with a cheese cloth
pour this in
wash this in cold water
now tie a knot in this
hang it some where
paneer is done
fluff it up
knead it into a smooth dough
make small balls out of it
heat sugar and water in a pressure cooker
let it boil
add the balls in to this
can you see the rasagullas are double in size
Serve chilled


Kalyani's Platter said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy and delicious .......

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy sweet now iwill try it soon

julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple way to prepare rasagullas.. Yummmy!!! Bookmarked..

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy rasagulla...perfectly done and thanx for the detailed step wise pic...

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this juicy spongy rasagullas very much..

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my favorite sweets...looks divine Aarthi

Harika's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice clicks with step process. Yummy yummy n happy diwali in advance.

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

beautifully explained pictorial - Delicious looking rasagollas :)

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so yum...even i have a rasmalai recipe in my draft....

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

I make similarly fresh ricotta;))

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect rasgulla!! neatly explained photos!

R said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly made. yum.

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks too good!! Love rasgullas anytime!

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a wonderful sweet!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

ha Aarthi, interesting diwali romcom.
Rasgulla recipe step by step is very very helpful thanks for it. The rasgullas look perfect

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy...delicious looking perfect rasgullas

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks soft and spongy!very well done.

Alba said... Best Blogger Tips

Your step by step receipts are great, they are really helpful!
Your rasgullas look perfect and delicious!


Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Rasgulla has come out perfect. Very interesting Diwali story...

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the detail pictorial ...Rasgulla looks perfect for the festive season

Hamaree Rasoi

Mari said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful romantic memories :) Love today's sweets! Your blog looks great!

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious sweet and looks perfect.
Thanks for dropping by and those lovely comments.
Happy to follow u.

Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

romantic post ;)
rasagulla looks delicious dear:)

Rajani said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks so yummy! Can't understand how you are not a fan of it :).

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

What a perfect looking Rasgulla! I have never tried my hand at making festival foods cause I don't have the ""kai"" for it. But your pictorials make it look like its child's play! Love it!

Asiya said... Best Blogger Tips

Thx for stopping by my blog and the follow. These rasgullas looks so good. I've never thought of trying to make them b/c they always seemed so complicated. I love the step by step me more confidence to give these a try! Thx for sharing & following you back!

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very soft and spongy

Samira said... Best Blogger Tips

Great.... These pressure cooked rasgullas reminded me of my time when I was very new to cooking and rasgualla being my fav sweet, i would try to make it often but everytime in vain. Once I got a pressure cooker rasgulla recipe and dunno why but i was damm sure that it will turn out good this time so called up my friends too to share it with them. After all the efforts when I finally opened the lid of the pressure cooker, my rasgullas had literally disappeared, and since then i became a laughing stock among my friends... :-) I love those memories. I dunno how but all those rasgullas melted out. Not so easy to give up, i later followed manjula aunty's recipe on manjulaskitchen and at last was succeded in my rasgulla making attempt. The pics of rasgullas in the cooker brought back the old memories. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Insha allah i will once more try out this one...

Jerina Robinson said... Best Blogger Tips

hai al i tried but panner is flop. i think next attempt vl b super cool.

Preeti Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a cherishable moment aarthi,god bless you both!!!Scrumptious rasgullas!!!

Sharanya Skarp said... Best Blogger Tips

Arthi but my rasagulla didn't doubled the size.. Should I leave for more than 3 whistles. Also I get only awin milk here is it s ok?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sharanya Skarp You have to let it whistle only once, then simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins. then let the pressure go all by itself

khushi said... Best Blogger Tips

I made rassgullas yesterday it came out spongy n delicious. ..thnx arthi...making rassgulla is so simple. .

laxmi mehra said... Best Blogger Tips

Today I tried rasgullas.but it was extra soft.and the syrup is not so white in color.l think next try will be successful

Aisha said... Best Blogger Tips

We get fresh cow' milk here, which we boil and remove the cream that usually forms, can I still use the sane milk after removing the layer of cream

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AishaYou can use that, but i recommend you to use full fat milk

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

my rasgullas got flattened whats d reason????

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousIf there is any water left while making chenna, then rasgulla will get flat..So try to get as much liquid from it and then make balls..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,

These rasgullas look awesome... :)

Can I make this with the paneer that we get in shops and start directly with the dough makjng step....

please help me with this so that I shall make this sweet tomorrow for Diwali...


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousNo fresh paneer is recommended for soft rasgullas

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousNo fresh paneer is recommended for soft rasgullas

Umamaheswari said... Best Blogger Tips

Rasagulla ...followed all the steps perfectly...but when i eagarly opened my PC ..found a paneer porridge in side...:(
What went wrong ?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@UmamaheswariU haven't drained the water and kneaded it properly so it has crumbled