Ras Malai Recipe

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Rasmalai is a flavourful mouth melting dessert from the state of Bengal. Rasmalai is soft disc shaped balls of ricotta cheese served in sweet liquid. Learn how to make rasmalai at home.



2 lbs ricotta cheese

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 32 oz half & half milk
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1/4 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 2 tbsp crushed green pistachios

How to make rasmalai at home :

  1. Mix the cheese with sugar and little cardamom powder and spread out on a baking tray.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until it sets. It should not get brown.
  3. Remove from oven, cool at room temperature and cut into 2″ squares.
  4. Place them in a dessert bowl.
  5. Mix the other ingredients, except the pistachios well in a separate dish and pour over the squares.
  6. Decorate the rasmalai with pistachios, chill for 2-3 hours and then serve.