A lot of sweets and desserts in India are made using milk and usually they are also the most popular ones. One such popular sweet is rasgulla, it comes from the state of West Bengal which is famous for it’s mouth-watering desserts. In this recipe post, I have shared the method of making soft, spongy and delicious rasgulla recipe with plenty of tips and suggestions.

Ingredients of Rasgulla

  • 1 litre whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water

Directions for Rasgulla

  1. Heat milk in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Once the milk comes to a boil, switch off the flame and add 1/2 cup of water to bring down the temperature a bit.
  3. Add lemon juice till the milk curdles.
  4. Drain the curdled milk using a muslin cloth. You are now left with what is known as “chena” or “paneer”.
  5. Squeeze the muslin cloth to remove all the water from the chena.
  6. Take the chena in a plate and add cornflour to it.
  7. Mash the chena with your hands for 10 minutes to make it soft and smooth. This is an important step to make sure that the rasgullas are soft.
  8. Make small balls from the chena after the mashing is done.
  9. Meanwhile in a pan mix the sugar and water and let it boil at high temperature.
  10. Put the rasgulla balls in the boiling sugar syrup.
  11. Cook the rasgullas in sugar syrup for 18-20 minutes on high flame.
  12. Refrigerate the rasgullas with the syrup and serve chilled.


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