Ras malai (indian cottage cheese sweet)

4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

For making paneer flatten balls:

2 Litter Skim Milk,

1 tablespoon vinegar,

1 tablespoon sugar,

For making sugar syrup:

1 cup sugar,

5 cups water,

For making milk syrup(rabdi):

1 Liter Whole Milk,

4 tablespoons Sugar or your taste,

1 tablespoon Almond and cashew nut powder,

A pinch of Saffron,

Cardamom Powder 1/4 teaspoon

Pistachios and Almonds 2 tablespoons, roughly chopped,


  • Add skim milk in heavy bottom pan, once the milk comes to a rolling boil, add vinegar and live minutes. When the milk curdles , switch off the stove and strain the curdles (paneer) in a cheese cloth.
  • Pour a little cold water over the paneer and hang the cheese cloth on the tap for 10 to 15 minutes to remove all of the liquid.
  • Remove the paneer from the cheese cloth and add 1 tbsp sugar. Run it through a Mixer grinder 1 minute to smooth it out.
  • Take it out and knead the paneer by hand for 1 minute. Divide the paneer into 12 to 14 equal portions(smaller size )l.
  • Roll the portions in your hands until a smooth ball is formed. Lightly press the ball until it flattens out.
  • In the large pan dissolve 1 cup sugar with water, now your syrup is ready add the flattened paneer.
  • Close the lid and cooked 15 minutes this flatten balls in medium heat.After 15 minutes, turn off the stove and allow it to cool.
  • Now in one non stick pan add the remaining whole milk and boil until be reduced to half the quantity stirring occasionally add the almond cashew powder, cardamom and sugar .
  • Once the flatten balls is cool enough to handle with your hands, gently squeeze out the sugar syrup from the paneer balls and place the paneer balls into a serving dish.
  • Pour the prepared reduced milk over the paneer pattie,garnish with additional chopped nuts and saffron your ras malai is ready.
  • Serve chilled.


Ras Malai (Indian Cottage Cheese Sweet), photo 1
Ras Malai (Indian Cottage Cheese Sweet), photo 2


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