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Friday, June 12, 2015


Bengali rasgulla
Rasgulla | a popular bengali recipe , i wanted to post here for a long time. Though i have tried this few times, never had a chance to post this here. I have many requests from readers to post the rasgulla recipe , so finally today i am posting the popular spongy bengali rasgulla. I learnt this recipe from my cousin, who makes rasgulla extremely well. She was here with us this week and she instructed me in making this sweet. We all enjoyed the rasgullas a lot. Try this recipe and let me know how they turned out.
Check out my other paneer dessert recipes:

Rasgulla recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins+2 hours standing time | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |Makes: 20-23

     Full fat milk      1 litre
     Curd| yogurt      3 tblsp
     Ice cubes        few 
     Sugar             3/4 cup ( can make it to 1 cup)
     Water   for sugar syrup     1 cup
      Sooji | rava     1 tsp (optional)

Rasgulla - recipe
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and once it comes to rolling boil simmer the flame and add the yogurt to this and mix well. 
  • The milk will start curdling. Then switch off the flame. Immediately add the ice cubes.
  • Sieve this in a clean cloth and drain the water. Wash this You can use this water for making chapathi. 
  • Chenna is ready.
making paneer
  • Squeeze the water and hang the chenna for 2 hours. Let the water completely drain.
hang the paneer
  • After 2 hours take out the chenna from the cloth and transfer to a wide bowl.
  •  Add the rava(if adding) and knead the dough for 20 minutes. This will make it soft. If it is not kneaded wel you won't get soft rasgullas. So be patient and knead it well. Listen to you favourite music and knead the dough. Make them into medium sized balls.
rasgulla - recipe
  • In a pressure cooker add the sugar and water and let it come to a boil. No need to check the String consistency
  • Add the rolled balls to the sugar syrup and cover the pressure cooker. Keep the flame high and let be for 5 minutes. Even the whistle comes it is ok. 
  • Let this be in very very low flame for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Let the pressure subside on it own. Open the cooker and the rasgullas are done. This will increase in size mostly double. So just chose a cooker accordingly.
  • Soft sopongy rasgullas are ready to serve. Do no keep it in the refrigerator. Else it will become harder.
  1. Lemon juice can also be used instead of curd. In that case use 2 tblsp of lemon and dilute this with 3 tblsp of water.
  2. Once the milk is getting curdled immediately swich off the flame and add the ice cubes. Adding ice cubes will reduce the heat and stop the milk from curdling further.
  3. Kneading is more important as it will give soft and spongy rasgullas.
  4. Do not add sugar while kneading the chenna. It will get caramalised and in turn change the colour of the rasgullas.
  5. I added 3/4 cup of sugar and i felt it is perfect. If you want little extra sweet, you can add 1 cup of sugar.
  6. Some people add a pinch of baking soda to the chenna while kneading. But i felt without adding that my rasgullas turned out soft.
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  1. Can't believe you are posting now only ;) Thanks for sharing rasgulla guru :D

    1. Haha yes raji. Almost after 5 years.

  2. looks so tempting and spongy..

  3. Looks yummy..how much time it will take for the milk to start curdling?

    1. Generally 2-3 minutes in very low flame

  4. Nice one . Which milk did you use . Bec I tried with dutch fresh but it did nt curdle howmuch ever curd I added . Soagain I tried with lemon but the amount of panner I got was very less.

    1. Hi i used amul full cream milk. It will take few minutes for the milk to get curdle. So wait and keep the saucepan in a low flame.

  5. Very nice. For how many days will it be gud?

  6. Very nice. For how many days will it be gud?

  7. came out very well.... enjoyed.... thanks for perfect measurements!!!!

  8. hi jeyashri, i made rasgulla yesterday, came out well, but after few hours it got hardened, in fact i kneaded the chenna for 20-25 minutes while preparing, what could be the reason ? please clarify

    1. You must have cooked it for a long time. That's why its get hardened

  9. Hi jeyashri, recently I have tried this rasgullas. It was super soft and tasty but the colour was changed slightly. I don't know where it went wrong please clarify this. I tried this with half litre milk

  10. Hi jeyashri I tried this rasgullas it came out very well but the colour has changed a little. may I know where it went wrong. I tried with half litre milk

    1. Thanks for the message. Sorry for the delayed reply. Colour changing depends on the sugar and the vessel. Curdling of milk for along time also will change the colour

  11. Thanks for the reply jeyashri. I have tried many of your recipe's, it came out very well. Continue your blog it's very helpful those who started cooking newly.


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