Ras Malai (Milk Sweet,Indian delicacy from Orissa )

Ras Malai

Ras Malai is an Indian sweet delicacy from state of Orissa. Sweetened paneer dumplings are immersed in a creamy cardamom flavored milk, seasoned with some nuts. Generally this dish is prepared using home made Paneer or Chena.  Today I am going to show you the method of making Ras Malai...

Ingredients for Paneer and Ras Malai:

  1. Milk    500ml 
  2. Lemon juice 1/2 lemon
  3. Sugar     1 cup
  4. water      2 cups water
  5. Pressure cooker
Ingredients for Ras malai:
  1. Milk       1 cup
  2. Condenced milk 1 cup (I used here Amul mithai mate,we can use Nestle (sweetened)condensed milk also)
  3. Cardamom 3  (make it powder)
  4. Almonds       4 (Soak in water for 2 hours and remove skin and cut into long pieces)
  5. Safron is optional

Method for making Paneer:
  1. Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan on a medium flame.
  2. When milk comes to boiling point, slowly add lemon juice in it and mix with ladle slowly.Now milk will cuddle,then fat  separate from whey,now turn of the flame.
  3. Once the milk solids separates from the whey, strain the whey using a stainer
  4. Place the milk solids on a cheese cloth or soft thin white cloth to squeeze out the excess water.This is the Paneer.(Do not remove the paneer from the cloth yet!)
  5. Rinse this paneer(in the cloth) in cold water and squeeze well.
  6. Keep the Paneer(in the cloth) under a heavy pan for 2-3 hours.
  7. Now take out the paneer from the cloth and keep it on clean surface. The Paneer is ready.
Preparing the Paneer for Ras Malai
  1. Knead the paneer well for 2-3 min. till the Paneer becomes soft dough.
  2. Make four round balls from the dough. And flatten the center to make them into discs.
  3. Boil Sugar and water in a pressure cooker on medium heat for 1 to 2 min.
  4. Add paneer discs to the sugar water and close the pressure cooker lid. Cook for 5 to 6  min. on medium flame.
  5. Turn off the flame and wait for few min. to open the lid.
  6. Take out the paneer discs from sugar syrup and keep aside.
Preparing the milk base for making Ras Malai
  1. Heat 1 cup of milk in a heavy bottomed pan on low flame for 2 to3 min.
  2. Add 1 cup of condenced milk and mix well on medium heat.
  3. Stir well for 2 to 3 min.
  4. Then add cardamom powder and mix well.
Method for making the Ras Malai
  1. Add the sugar coated Paneer discs into the prepared milk base. 
  2. Cook for 1 min. on low flame. Turn off the flame and let the pan cool down.
  3. Now take out the milk base-dipped paneer discs into a separate bowl.
  4. Seasoning  with nuts and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
  5. Ras Malai is ready. Serve the dish chilled.

Boil milk in a heavy bottomed  pan on medium flame.
When milk reaches the boiling point slowly add lemon juice in it.
Gently mix with ladle...

When the milk solids get separated from the milk whey, turn the flame off.

Strain the whey from the milk solids using a strainer

Place the milk solids on thin white cloth. Squeeze out excess water from the milk solid. The milk solid is the Paneer. 

The Paneer(in the cloth) separated from the milk whey.

A cup of cold water

 Rinse Paneer in cold water and squeeze well.This helps the milk solids to stick to each other and become a lump.

Squeeze out the cold water from the Paneer 

Keep the Paneer under heavy pan for 2-3 hours

Take the Paneer out from the cloth and keep it clean surface...
Knead well for 2 to 3 min. till it becomes a soft dough...

Make this paneer dough into 4 equal parts.

Make round balls out of it and gently flatten the center to make them into discs

Boil sugar and water in a pressure cooker on medium heat for 1 to 2 min.

Add the paneer discs to the boiled sugar water.
Close the pressure cooker lid and cook in 5 to 6  min.in a medium flame.
Turn off the flame and wait for few min. to open the lid.
Take out the paneer discs from sugar syrup and keep aside.

1 cup of milk

Condensed milk, almonds and cardamom

 Heat 1 cup of milk in a heavy bottomed pan on low flame 2 to3 min.
Add 1 cup of (sweetened)condensed milk to the boiling milk
Mix them well on medium heat and stir well in 2 to 3 min.
Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Add Paneer discs into this milk base and cook for 1 min.

Turn off the flame. Let it cool down.

Take out these dipped paneer balls with milk syrup in a separate bowl.
Season with almonds

and Serve the Ras Malai chilled.

All recipes are on Petitchef


  1. muy interesante, tomo nota para probar

  2. looks absolutely wonderful...I can't take my eyes off these yummy delights...

  3. This is always my dessert in Indian restaurants and I loooove it! Thanks for the recipe and the step-by-step explanation.

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  4. Hmmm, looks so delicious. Your step by step pictures are very helpful

  5. Hi Rani

    This recipe is great fun and making cheese is delicious ... shall prove it.
    thanks MARIMI

  6. lovely and tempting rasmalai with a step by step demo

  7. Loved your step by step explanation!

  8. My all time fav sweet and you made it perfectly! Wish i was your neighbor :)

    US Masala

  9. All of you Thanks for your nice comments

    Hi aipi
    You have such a nice collection of recipe's in your blog yar.Still your warm comment is so touching,thank you.

  10. Thank you to visit my blog, I don't speak english well but I'll try to comment as well as I can. I'll need my dictionary and my husband to translate very words, he speaks perfect.

  11. thats a perfect description of rasmalai...a learners gift.

  12. Hi Susana thank you for visit my blog,and your cute english comments. I am glad to know that your husband knows perfect english.Thank you.
    warm greetings

  13. Rani, please stop by my blog and pick up somethings dear - Congrats :)


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