Rasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style Rasgulla


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rasgulla is a milk based popular Indian dessert orginated from Bengal yet equally loved all over India. rasgulla are served along with syrup and even cooked in the same sugar syrup. Ras stands for syrup and gulla stands for balls.

rasgulla 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 rasgulla.

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.

Chhena is coagulated milk which acts a base for rasgulla. When you make rasgulla make sure to use and prepare fresh chhena, as making it in advance and storing it the refrigerator will change the texture of the rasgulla sweet.

Notes and tips to make the perfect Bengali rasgulla recipe. 1. Bengali rosgulla is made using chenna. To make chenna at home, heat the cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk in a broad and deep non-stick pan and bring it to a boil. If buffalo’s milk is not available you can make the recipe using 5 cups of cow’s milk. Ideally, cow’s milk gives best result as it has less fat comparatively and the formation of malai (milk granules) is lesser. Keep stirring in between so that milk does not get stick to the bottom of the pan and get burnt. 2. To make soft, spongy rasgulla at home, put 5 cups of water in a steamer or a pressure cooker. For an added flavor, you can add some cardamom pods in sugar syrup. Make sure to have enough room for chenna balls to submerge completely and swell double or triple in size while boiling. 3. Do not hang the chenna for more than 30 to 45 minutes or else the chenna will be completely dry and rasgulla will turn hard. 3. Knead until the chenna is smooth, free of lumps and has no milk granules. If the chenna is not smooth the rosogulla may turn hard. Don’t over knead or else there will be no moisture and rasgulla will develop cracks. 4. Remove Bengali rasgulla gently into a bowl. They will shrink a little after switching off the flame but it is normal. Before removing them if you wish to check if the rasgullas are cooked , or not drop a rasgulla in a glass of fresh water. It will sink to the bottom if done or else it will float on top if it is raw from inside.

So, follow instructions perfectly and you will end up with praise-worthy rasgullas. Once you get the hang of it, rasgulla becomes quite easy and you will be game to make it very frequently!

Do try other popular Bengali sweets like Chum Chum and Lebu Sandesh.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 16 servings
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Ingredients

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

Other Ingredients For Rasgulla
1 cup sugar
Method
For the chenna

    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 to make rasgulla

    How to proceed to make rasgulla
  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 rasgullas gently into a bowl, refrigerate and serve chilled.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. If buffalo’s milk is not available you can make the recipe using 5 cups of cow’s milk.

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How to make Rasgulla

  1. Bengali rosgulla is made using chenna. To make chenna at home, heat the cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk in a broad and deep non-stick pan and bring it to a boil. If buffalo’s milk is not available you can make the recipe using 5 cups of cow’s milk. Ideally, cow’s milk gives best result as it has less fat comparatively and the formation of malai (milk granules) is lesser. Keep stirring in between so that milk does not get stick to the bottom of the pan and get burnt. 
  2. Switch off the flame and wait for 1 minute.
  3. Add the lemon juice gradually and keep stirring gently. Other acidic agents like vinegar or buttermilk can also be used to curdle the milk.
  4. Allow it to stand for ½ minute to curdle. The milk will curdle and the whey (greenish water) will separate. The whey has to be clear thus indicating the milk has completely curdled. If the milk doesn’t curdle completely, add more lemon juice and stir till the milk curdles completely.
  5. Place a clean muslin cloth over a strainer and transfer the chenna over it to strain the whey. Whey is nutritious and you can further use it to knead roti/chapati dough or prepare soup and other delicacies.
  6. Fold all the 4 sides of the muslin cloth and twirl it gently so that all the whey that is in the milk solids gets evenly drained out. Discard or store the whey.
  7. Place the muslin cloth with the chenna in a bowl of freshwater and wash it 2 to 3 times. Washing with fresh water helps to get rid of the lemon juice and sour flavor of it. Also, the internal cooking stops preventing the chenna from turning rubbery.
  8. Tie and hang for 30 minutes for the extra water to drain out. If the chenna is too soft, the rasgulla will not retain their shape and break while cooking. Learn how to make Bengali Sponge Rasgulla at home below.
  9. To make soft, spongy rasgulla at home, put 5 cups of water in a steamer or a pressure cooker. For an added flavor, you can add some cardamom pods in sugar syrup. Make sure to have enough room for chenna balls to submerge completely and swell double or triple in size while boiling. 
  10. Add the sugar. You can add more sugar if you like but, do not reduce the quantity of sugar.
  11. Mix well and bring to a boil, while stirring occasionally so that the sugar dissolves completely.
  12. Meanwhile, squeeze the muslin cloth to drain any more water remaining. Do not hang the chenna for more than 30 to 45 minutes or else the chenna will be completely dry and rasgulla will turn hard.
  13. Place the muslin cloth on a flat plate and open it. Many people even add semolina, cornflour or refined flour in the chenna dough but, we won’t be using anything.
  14. Knead the chenna very well using your palms for 3 to 4 minutes or until it comes together to form a dough and releases some fat. Do not make use of store-bought paneer to prepare the rasgulla recipe. 
  15. Knead until the chenna is smooth, free of lumps and has no milk granules. If the chenna is not smooth the rosogulla may turn hard. Don’t over knead or else there will be no moisture and rasgulla will develop cracks. 
  16. Divide the chenna dough into 16 equal portions. Roll each portion into small balls between your palms. Balls should not have any cracks. The size of the rasgulla will double on cooking in the sugar syrup so make smaller balls, to begin with.
  17. Put the chenna balls into the sugar water.
  18. Cover and steam for 7 to 8 minutes over a high flame. If you are using a pressure cooker, just put the lid over the cooker, without a whistle. It is important to keep the sugar syrup boiling all the time for cooking the rasgulla perfectly. If rasgullas are overcooked then it will be chewy and rubbery.
  19. Switch off the flame and allow it to stand in the steamer for another 10 to 15 minutes. The chenna balls will have doubled in size.
  20. Remove Bengali rasgulla gently into a bowl. They will shrink a little after switching off the flame but it is normal. Before removing them if you wish to check if the rasgullas are cooked , or not drop a rasgulla in a glass of freshwater. It will sink to the bottom if done or else it will float on top if it is raw from inside. 
  21. Refrigerate and serve the sponge rasgulla | rasgulla | Bengali rasgulla recipe | rasgulla at home | chhena rasgulla |chilled.  You can add crushed pistachios or saffron strands on top of rasgulla before serving. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q.If I make it in cooker, weight will be kept or not? And for how much time will be cooked? Just put the lid without the ring gasket and whistle. There is no need to put any weight on the pressure cooker.
  2. Q. I have tried but the Rasgulla comes hard and not spongy please tell me how to make correctly? Firstly the kneading of the rasgulla dough is very important. Also, the rasgullas are to be cooked on high flame and not slow flame at all. It is very important to cover with a lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes after cooking.
  3. Q. My rasgullas were bit flat, taste was good they were soft and sponge. 1) If you got flat or shapeless rasgullas, it is because they aren’t getting enough space to expand. Pick a bigger pot or make your rasgulla in multiple batches. Rasgullas need plenty of space in the syrup to expand and keep their round 2) If the syrup is less or there are too many balls crowding the pot, rasgullas will either become flat or lose their shape. 3) Too thick syrup will also make flat rasgullas

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy106 cal
Protein2.4 g
Carbohydrates14.8 g
Fiber0 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sodium28.8 mg

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Rasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style Rasgulla
5
 on 29 Feb 20 01:24 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Surbhi, we are delighted you liked the Rasgulla recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
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02 Mar 20 09:11 AM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 06 Nov 18 12:30 PM


Highly Delightful and very useful as well.
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy cooking!
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06 Nov 18 12:50 PM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
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 on 27 Jul 18 05:29 PM


If I make it in cooker..weight will be kept or not.. And for how much time will be cooked
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Arpita, Just put the lid without the ring gasket and whistle. There is no need to put any weight on the pressure cooker.
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31 Jul 18 09:45 AM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
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 on 17 Jun 18 02:10 PM


i have tried but it comes hard and not spongi please tell me how to make correctly
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Madhu, Firstly the kneading of the rasgulla dough is very important. Secondly, the rasgullas are to be cooked on slow flame and not high at all. Thirdly, it is very important to cover with a lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes after cooking. Do try and let us know your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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18 Jun 18 09:13 AM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 02 Aug 17 08:14 AM


i tried the recipe. and i loved it. so easy to make. and delicious. couldn''t believe myself that I can make rasgullas at home. thank you so much
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Tarla Dalal    Well done!! Super job.
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16 Apr 18 03:51 PM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 28 Jun 17 12:24 PM


mam I tried my best following ur instructions but the was so many issues like firstly i added 1 cup sugar with 4 cup water but the syrup was not dense as found in market and secondly the paneer wasn''t enough spongy and it was flatened.plz advise me do my mistake
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Kindly watch the video it will give you a better understanding. Happy Cooking !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHv_jgdTqw
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28 Jun 17 03:08 PM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 15 May 17 10:01 PM


I tried this recipe my rasgullason were bit flat taste was good they were soft and sponge
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Tarla Dalal    1) If you got flat or shapeless rasgullas, it is because they aren’t getting enough space to expand. Pick a bigger pot or make your rasgulla in multiple batches. Rasgullas need plenty of space in the syrup to expand and keep their round 2) If the syrup is less or there are too many balls crowding the pot, rasgullas will either become flat or lose their shape. 3) Too thick syrup will also make flat rasgullas Surely try one more time and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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16 May 17 09:01 AM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 15 Feb 17 08:06 PM


Maam i tried d recipie. although it tastes good bt the problem i faced is that d rasgulla is not as spongy as the market one is. plus while steaming d rasgullas start breaking from sides.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Aanchal,firstly the kneading of the rasgulla dough is very important. Secondly, the rasgullas are to be cooked on slow flame and not high at all. Thirdly, it is very important to cover with a lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes after cooking. Do try and let us know your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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16 Feb 17 03:40 PM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 10 Dec 16 12:35 PM


Madam I vl give full points to this recipe but I hv gone thru the earlier comments and I too face the same problem, as of shrinking rasgullas and flattened ones,moreover I hv one more query that v don''t get too much pores also as of the rasgullas available in market plz help me to find my mistakes so that I get exactly the same rasgullas as available in the market
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, to get perfect rasgullas, there will be little trouble as making mithai is an art.. the small tips said.. follow them one more time.. follow the steps exactly.. and i am sure you will get perfect rasgullas.. the water boiling and kneading of the paneer is very very important..
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10 Dec 16 05:15 PM
Rasgulla ( Mithai)
5
 on 29 Aug 16 03:45 PM


Tarlaji I kneaded paneer well.there were no lumps and was so softened.made perfect round balls out of it.but finally after resting in sugar syrup their shape is like rasmalai.but they are extreme soft and spongy and just melted in mouth.so yummy.tell me tips to get perfect rasgulla shape.can I cook them in large kadhai with lead passing air?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Swati, There could be a small error which mite have happened, make sure the water is rolling and boiling when you put the rasgullas in the syrup.. this is also an important step.. which will help to keep the shape of the rasgulla firm.. Watch our video.. for more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHv_jgdTqw
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30 Aug 16 11:31 AM
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