Desserts

Rasmalai

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 friend

Final product being packaged to send to a dear friend

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

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.

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