This is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgullas. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas — from the amount of lemon juice used and the lump-free kneading of the chenna, to the consistency of the sugar water. So, follow instructions perfectly and you will end up with praise-worthy rasgullas. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes quite easy and you will be game to make it very frequently!

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Makes 16 rasgullas


For The Chenna
2 1/2 cups ( 1/2 litre) cow’s milk
2 1/2 cups ( 1/2 litre) buffalo’s milk
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Other Ingredients
1 cup sugar


For the chenna

  1. Combine the cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk in a broad and deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Switch of the flame and wait for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the lemon juice gradually and keep stirring gently.
  4. Allow it to stand for ½ minute to curdle. It is completely curdled, when the chenna and the whey (greenish water) separate out.
  5. Strain using a muslin cloth. Discard or store the whey.
  6. Place the muslin cloth with the chenna in a bowl of fresh water and wash it 2 to 3 times.
  7. Tie and hang for 30 minutes for the extra water to drain out.

How to proceed

  1. Put 5 cups of water in a steamer or a pressure cooker, add the sugar and bring to a boil, while stirring occasionally so that the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Meanwhile, squeeze the muslin cloth to drain any more water remaining.
  3. Place the muslin cloth on a flat plate, open it and knead the chenna very well using your palms for 3 to 4 minutes or till the chenna is smooth and free of lumps.
  4. Divide the chenna into 16 equal portions and roll each portion into small balls between your palms.
  5. Put the chenna balls into the sugar water and cover and steam for 7 to 8 minutes.
  6. Switch off the flame and allow it to stand in the steamer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove gently into a bowl, refrigerate and serve chilled.

Nutrition Value

Value per rasgulla % Daily Values
Energy 121 cal 6%
Protein 2.7 g 5%
Carbohydrates 15 g 5%
Fiber 0 g 0%
Fat 4.1 g 6%
Cholesterol 10 mg 2%
Vitamin A 100 mcg 2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.1 mg 1%
Vitamin C 1.7 mg 4%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 3.7 mcg 2%
Calcium 133.2 mg 22%
Iron 0.1 mg 0%
Magnesium 12.4 mg 4%
Phosphorus 81.5 mg 14%
Sodium 11.9 mg 1%
Potassium 63.8 mg 1%
Zinc 0 mg 0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.