Indian dessert made from cottage cheese served with flavoured reduced milk.
- Ingredients (for making Paneer)
- Milk – 6 cups
- Lime juice – 3 tbsp.
- For making Malai
- Water – 5 cup
- Sugar – cup
- Paneer patties
- For Ras
- Milk – 5 cups
- Sugar – 1 cup or as required
- Cardamom crushed – ¼ tsp.
- Saffron strand – few
- Nuts- Almonds and Pistachios
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 60mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Budget Friendly
Boil milk and add 3 tbsp. of lime juice.
Milk curdles and whey separates, strain it in colander lined with muslin cloth and rinse few times in cold water to remove lime flavour.
Squeeze it hard and hang the muslin cloth under the tap for 30 minutes to strain any water left.
Place a small weight on top of the muslin cloth to remove the water completely
Making Paneer patties
In a food processor or mixie blitz the Paneer for few seconds and knead until it’s soft or alternatively knead them well for 5- 10 minutes until soft.
Divide the dough into 15- 20 equal sized balls and press them gently and make patties.
Meanwhile add 5 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a pressure cooker. Place it on a medium flame until sugar I dissolved. Now carefully add the patties to the sugar water and close the lid and pressure cook it for 1 whistle and remove from fire.
After 5 minutes take the pressure to kitchen sink and pour cold water to it so release the pressure, once the pressure is released open the cooker and take out the patties one by one with a ladle or spoon and gently give it squeeze to remove the excess water.
Let it cool down.
Boil milk with saffron strands in a thick bottomed vessel or a non-stick vessel and simmer it for 30- 45 minutes stirring every now and then until milk reduces to half.
Add crushed cardamom and in the end and remove from fire once sugar is dissolved. Let it cool down a little bit.
Chilling and serving
Add the patties to Ras (Reduced milk) and chill it the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Add Pistachios and Almond shavings on top before serving.