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Rasmalai Recipe

Soft and sweet flattened rasgulla are dipped in a creamy condensed milk flavored with saffrons cardamom and garnished with nuts.
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Keyword Festivals, Paneer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 204kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 15 Rasgulla , refer notes for Rasgulla recipe
  • 1 ltr Milk
  • 30 Saffron Strands
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 6 Cashews , halved
  • 6 Cardamom Pods
  • 8 Almonds , slivered
  • 8 Pista, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Rose Petals , crushed or few rose water drops


  • Heat 1 litre full fat milk in a sauce pan.
  • When it comes to boil , stir well and add about 30 saffron strands.
  • Stir well and boil milk on low flame till it reduces to half .  During the process , milk froths and comes up . Stir , scrape edges and continue to boil on low flame. It takes about 30 -35 minutes for milk to reduce , half  of the volume.
  • Whilst in a small mixer jar / blender , add sugar , cashews  and cardamom pods and make fine powder .
  • Add sugar powder into reduced milk, stir well and bring to 1 boil.
  • Turn off the stove, add chopped pistachios , slivered almonds and 1 teaspoon of dry crushed rose petals or few drops of rose water or kewra water. If you are using rose essence or kewra essence , then add 1 drop only.
  • Stir well everything and set aside.
  • While adding rasgulla into rabri milk syrup , make sure Rasgulla are warm. If rasgulla are refrigerated  , heat  rasgulla syrup , add rasgulla , let it become warm .
  • Then squeeze in extra sugar syrup from rasgulla , press and flatten rasgulla balls between fingers and add into hot/warm rabri.
  • Let rasgulla sit in rabri for about 45 to 60 minutes. Once it cools completely, transfer to a air tight container and chill in refrigerator. Rasmali stays good upto 1 week when refrigerated .
  • Serve chilled rasmali.



  • You can prepare rasmalai from the scratch by preparing rasgulla . Rasgulla recipe is already shared.
  • Soak warm rasgulla in hot / warm rabri (flavoured condensed milk) , allow it come to room temperature and then refrigerate.


Calories: 204kcal