Ras malai

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Ras malai
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Alternative names ରସ ମଲାଈ, রসমালাই, रस मलाई, رس ملائی
Course Dessert
Place of origin India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Region or state Odisha
Main ingredients Paneer, cream, sugar, semolina
Variations Comilla's rosh malai
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Ras malai or Rasha Malai is a dessert eaten in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh . The name ras malai comes from two words in Hindi: ras, meaning "juice", and malai, meaning "cream". It has been described as "a rich cheesecake without a crust."[1][2]


Ras malai consists of sugary white cream, or yellow-coloured (or flattened) balls of paneer soaked in malai (clotted cream) flavoured with cardamom.[3]

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.


Ras malai is believed to have originated in Odisha. It is one of the most famous desserts in that region[4] and is likely based on the rasgulla, which is a close variation.

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  1. ^ Kittler, Pamela; Kathryn P Sucherm; Marcia Nahikian-Nelms (2011). Food and Culture (6th ed.). Cengage. p. 439. ISBN 978-0538734974. 
  2. ^ Catherine Soanes, Angus Stevenson (2003). Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 1459. ISBN 0198613474. 
  3. ^ "About.com on Ras Malai". About.com. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Ras Malai". Retrieved 2013-11-06. 

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