Ras malai or rossomalai is a dessert originating from the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent. The name ras malai is the Hindi cognate which comes from two words in Bengali: rosh, meaning "juice", and molai, meaning "cream". It has been described as "a rich cheesecake without a crust". The sweet is of Bengali origin; according to K.C. Das Grandsons, it was invented by K.C. Das.
The Angoori Ras Malai is a modern variation of Rasmalai popular BengaliSweet Dish. In this dessert, the Paneer or Cottage Cheese are made into small round balls the size of grapes (that is why the name Angoori).
Ras malai consists of white, cream, or yellow coloured flattened balls of chhana soaked in malai (clotted cream) flavoured with cardamom. The balls are cooked in sugar syrup and milk with saffron, pistachios and kheer as stuffing.[better source needed] Homemade ras malai is usually made from powdered milk, all-purpose flour, baking powder and oil, which are kneaded to form a dough, moulded into balls, and dropped into simmering milk cream.