Rasmalai is a sweet dessert originating in India. I found this to be a Pakistani variation of the recipe. The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Hindi: “Ras” meaning “juice/juicy” and “Malai”, meaning “cream”. While the malai balls can be made from scratch, this recipe uses powdered milk.
Final product being packaged to send to a dear friend
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 cups of milk
- 6 tbs of sugar
- Green cardamon
- Chopped pistachio
- 1/2 teaspoon of rose water
In large bowl, combine powdered milk, egg, olive oil, and baking powder. Form a large malai ball from which you create 10-15 other malai balls. Slightly flatten them.
Malai Balls: should be smaller than in this picture for best results
While processing the “balls”, bring milk, sugar, and cardamon in a large saucepan to a boil.
Upon boiling, lower temperature to low/medium heat and place malai balls insides. When seeing the malai balls swell up, cook for another 10 minutes.
Milk, sugar, cardamon ready to be boiled
Before removing pan from heat, add rose water. Upon serving, top with crushed pistachio.