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