Rasgulla/ Sugar soaked Cottage cheese balls

I had more than half litre of milk that tasted a little different than usual. We suspected that it was about to get spoilt. I was really feeling bad to discard so much of milk. I wanted to utilize it in preparing something that would be consumed fast and we might have tasted before. On one of the food groups, someone had posted a cake recipe recently utilizing spoilt milk. But I was in no mood for any cakes.I had already prepared so many and had few left over store-bought shot cakes.

Our festival of lights – Diwali is round the corner and also my husband had craving for rasgulla. I don’t like rasgulla so much but i crave for rasmalai (cottage cheese discs soaked in thickened and sweetened milk). So I decided to satisfy both our cravings utilizing the spoilt milk. However, I will share the recipe using good milk also.

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  •  600-750 ml whole milk (spoilt or good)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • muslin cloth
  • 2 1/2 cups water for sugar syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Method :

  1.  In a non-stick pan, boil the milk.img_20161018_115637
  2. Once it comes to a boil, put off the gas and add the lemon juice to it and stir well.
  3. The milk will curdle and the cottage cheese and the whey will separate out.img_20161018_120221
  4. Strain the cottage cheese using muslin cloth and discard the whey.img_20161018_120434
  5. Place the muslin cloth with the cottage cheese in a bowl with fresh water and mash the cheese gently. img_20161018_121422Repeat this 2-3 times using fresh water each time.img_20161018_121152
  6. Tie the muslin cloth with cottage cheese and keep it hanged for at least an hour to drain any extra water.
  7. Drain any remaining water and remove the cottage cheese from the muslin cloth on to a plate.img_20161018_154815
  8. Knead the cheese well till it is smooth and there are no lumps.img_20161018_154819
  9. Divide this cheese into 12 portions and roll each portion into small balls.img_20161018_160709
  10. In a non-stick sauce pan, add water and sugar and bring this to a boil stirring occasionally till sugar dissolves.
  11.  Put the cheese balls into this syrup and cook them covered on low flame for 10 minutes.img_20161018_164110
  12. Switch off the flame and allow them to cool.
  13. Rasgullas are ready. You can have them as is once they come to room temperature or can have they chilled.

 

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