Ras malai

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Ras Malai
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Course Dessert
Place of origin India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Region or state comilla
Main ingredients Paneer, cream, sugar
Variations Comilla's Rosh malai
Cookbook:Ras Malai  Ras Malai

Ras Malai or Rosh malai is a dessert eaten in India, Pakistan,[1] and Bangladesh. The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Urdu: "Ras" meaning "juice/juicy" and "Malai", meaning "cream". It has been described "as a rich cheesecake without a crust."[1]


Ras Malai consists of sugary white, cream or yellow coloured (or flattened) balls of paneer soaked in malai (clotted cream) flavoured with cardamom.[2]

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. It is one of the most famous desserts in that region[3][4] and is likely based on the rasgulla, which is a close variation.

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  1. ^ a b Kittler, Pamela; Kathryn P Sucherm; Marcia Nahikian-Nelms (2011). Food and Culture (6th ed.). Cengage. p. 439. ISBN 978-0538734974. 
  2. ^ "About.com on Ras Malai". About.com. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
  3. ^ Ranjitha Deepesh. "Ras Malai". Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Ras Malai". Retrieved 2013-11-06. 

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