Ras Malai or Rosh malai is a dessert originating in India and Bangladesh. The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Hindi/Bengali: "Ras" meaning "juice/juicy" and "Malai", meaning "cream".
Ras Malai consists of sugary white, cream or yellow coloured (or flattened) balls of paneer soaked in malai (clotted cream) flavoured with cardamom.
Homemade Ras Malai is usually made from powdered milk, all-purpose flour, baking powder and oil; kneaded to form a dough, moulded into balls and dropped into simmering milk cream. Flour is not commonly used in traditional Ras Malai cooking.
Rasmalai is believed to have originated in Odisha, West Bengal or Bangladesh. It is one of the most famous desserts in that region and is likely based on the rasgulla, which is a close variation.