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rasgulla is an Indian mithai which needs no introduction. For kids to elders this is one sweet which is enjoyed across most Indian states. Learn how to make soft spongy Bengali rasgulla.

Rasgulla with homemade chenna 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 soft spongy Bengali rasgulla. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes quite easy and you will be game to make it very frequently!

To make rasgulla, first make the chenna (paneer). Combine the cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk in a broad and deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil. Switch off the flame and wait for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice gradually and keep stirring gently. Allow it to stand for ½ minute to curdle. It is completely curdled, when the chenna and the whey (greenish water) separate out. Strain using a muslin cloth. Discard or store the whey. Place the muslin cloth with the chenna in a bowl of fresh water and wash it 2 to 3 times. Tie and hang for 30 minutes for the extra water to drain out. Next Boil 5 cups of water and sugar in a steamer and boil till sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, place the muslin cloth on a flat plate, open it and knead the chenna very well using your palms for 3 to 4 minutes. Shape 16 round smooth balls and add it to the steamer and steam for 7 to 8 minutes. Switch off the flame and allow it to stand for 15 minutes. Refrigerate and serve the rasgullas chilled.

Tips for rasgulla. 1. Use equal quantities of cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk for this recipe. 2. Add the lemon juice gradually to the milk. Excess might make the paneer chewy. 3. Use a muslin cloth only to tie the chenna. It is perfect to let all the water seep out. 4. Knead the chenna very well with your palms and not fingers. This gives it a smooth finish and eventually soft and spongy rasgullas.

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

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

For The Chenna
2 1/2 cups 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

    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.

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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What is rasgulla made of?

  1. Rasgulla is made of 2 1/2 cups cow's milk, 2 1/2 cups buffalo's milk, 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 cup sugar.

Tips for rasgulla

  1. Use equal quantities of cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk for this recipe.
  2. Add the lemon juice gradually to the milk. Excess might make the paneer chewy.
  3. Use a muslin cloth only to tie the chenna. It is perfect to let all the water seep out.
  4. Knead the chenna very well with your palms and not fingers. This gives it a smooth finish and eventually soft and spongy rasgullas.
  5. Don’t over knead or else there will be no moisture and rasgulla will develop cracks. 
  6. The rasgulla 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.

How to make Rasgulla

  1. Rasgulla recipe | rasgulla with homemade chenna | quick rasgulla | soft spongy Bengali rasgulla. 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 rasgulla recipe | rasgulla with homemade chenna | quick rasgulla | soft spongy Bengali rasgulla chilled.  You can add crushed pistachios or saffron strands on top of rasgulla before serving. 

FAQ for rasgulla

  1. Q. Can rasgulla be made only with buffalo's milk?
    A. No, to get the perfect texture of rasgulla, it is a must to use equal quantities of cow's milk and buffalo's milk. 
  2. Q. Can rasgulla be made with only cow's milk?
    A. Yes, if buffalo's milk is not available you can make rasgulla with only cow's milk. This is because cow's milk has less fat.
  3. Q. Can I make it with readymade paneer? 
    A. We would not suggest it. This is because the readymade paneer is wither made with full fat milk or low fat milk.
  4. Q. My rasgulla had cracks?
    A. Probably you have kneaded the paneer for a long time. This leads to loss of moisture which leads to crack formation.  
  5. Q. I tried many times but my rusgulla never be spongy like market. Please suggest.
    A. The kneading of chenna for 3 to 4 minutes with the back of your palm is extremely necessary to make soft rasgulla. Also ensure not to steam them for more than 8 minutes.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per rasgulla
Energy121 cal
Protein2.7 g
Carbohydrates15 g
Fiber0 g
Fat4.1 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Sodium11.9 mg

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Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe)
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 on 03 May 21 06:44 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
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04 May 21 02:39 PM
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe)
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 on 25 Mar 21 06:55 PM


Nice post
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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26 Mar 21 03:03 PM
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe)
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 on 22 Mar 21 05:29 PM


Hello mam...we have toh keep it covered or uncovered after we turn off the gas???(in 6th point)
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Tarla Dalal    You can keep it uncovered. The idea is to let the rasgullas be in the sugar water for 15 minutes after cooking.
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23 Mar 21 01:26 AM
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe)
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 on 26 Feb 21 05:10 PM


I tried many times but my rusgulla never be spongy like market Please suggest
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Tarla Dalal    The kneading of chenna for 3 to 4 minutes with the back of your palm is extremely necessary to make soft rasgulla. Also ensure not to steam them for more than 8 minutes.
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26 Apr 21 02:40 PM
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 on 24 Feb 21 12:32 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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24 Feb 21 03:24 PM
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe)
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 on 22 Jan 21 02:33 PM


Can I do this with market available paneer?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You will not get desired result, if market paneer is used, try and use fresh paneer to make these rasgullas.
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23 Jan 21 05:27 PM