Have you noticed that I haven’t posted that many recipes of Indian desserts/sweets here? Well, I’ve posted a number of Payasam/Kheer recipes and a Gajar (carrot) Halwa recipe and my Indian dessert recipe collection ends there. I’m not sure why I haven’t tried any major Indian desserts. Somehow I’ve associated it with too much of work and too much of ghee. I may be completely wrong, but I didnt bother to prove it otherwise.
Then this Rasmalai happened! We had this first at one of our friends, Abishek & Simi’s place. Jose fell head over heels in love with this one! Ever since he had that Rasmalai, he has been asking me to make it for him. Well, the loving wife that I am, it only took 3 years for me to grant his wish ;) The other day, when I was feeling all lovey dovey and wanted to surprise my husband (well there was a secret agenda of getting some things done on the site ;)) I decided to make this and that too under expert supervision. So I called up Simi and checked whether she was free. Luckily it was her day off from work, so I packed up everything and landed at her place. We had a fun time cooking, eating, gossipping and discussing about food. She is a major foodie and loves to experiment new stuff, all in all I had a gala time :) Thank you Simi for the recipe and for your time!
I’ve used Haldiram’s tinned Rasgullas for making Rasmalai. Though I’ve a bit of patience when it comes to cooking, I dont have that extra bit of it in me to make this from scratch ;) Ok, I need to tell you something. In the intro of most of my recipes, I usually tell you its easy and quick, but there is a slight modification for this one. It’s easy, but not quick! You need to reduce the milk to almost half the qty and it will take around 1- 1.5 hours, if it’s done on low flame! Ideally, it has to be done on low flame, otherwise, it may get burnt too, you dont want your Rasmali to look like it’s caramelised, right? I can assure you one thing, making this is time well spent and you will not regret. That deal sounds good, right?
Btw, I had posted a Rasmalai recipe long time. But it wasnt the real deal, so I deleted that and adding this new one.