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]

Ingredients[edit]

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.

Origin[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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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