Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rasgulla

Dear all this is one of Bengali sweet which I want to share with you.In bengali it is called like "Rashogolla".It is prepared by kneading chana with little semolina.After rolling them into small balls it is boiled in a light sugar syrup.I must say that in Bengal there some people who love Rasgulla so much that they cannot resist and It is going like the competition overall in any Occassion.Most of bengal Rasgulla color is in white.But it can be prepared with little orange extract which is named Kamalabhog.There is a history about the making of Rasgulla.Through the reference of Wiki ,it is like that "The recipe for making rasagollas eventually made its way from Orissa to neighboring West Bengal. This was during the Bengal renaissance when brahmin cooks from Orissa, especially from Puri, were routinely employed in richer Bengali households. They were famed for their culinary skills and commonly referred to as Ude Thakurs (Oriya brahmin-cooks).As a result, many Oriya delicacies got incorporated into the Bengali kitchen.
It is widely believed that in 1868, Nobin Chandra Das of Bagbazar,Kolkata, modified the original recipe to extend the shelf life of the highly perishable sweet and make it marketable. This modification made the rasagolla somewhat spongier and tougher and also, as some maintain, compromised on the dish's taste.Nevertheless, Das earned the sobriquet, "rasagolla's Columbus" within local circles. His son, K. C. Das started canning rasagollas leading to their even wider availability. These became known as the sponge rasagollas.Another Bengali claim credits a certain Haradhan Maira for the recipe's introduction in Bengal in place of Nobin Chandra Das."

Nowadays,the popularity of Rasgullas spread to all other parts of India.




So here is the recipe from my side :

Ingredients :

Milk 1 ltr.
Semolina 2 tsp.
All purpose flour 1tsp.
Sugar 2 and 1/2 cup.
Water 4 cups.
1 Big lemon to make chana/ricotta cheese.
Black cardamom 2.
Rose essence 1/2 tsp.(Optional).



Method :

Pour 1 ltr. milk in a bowl.
Put it in a low flame.
Add lemon extract to it very slowly.
When green water comes out.
Starin water from chana using a maslin/cotton clothe.
Tide it and keep hanging for sometimes to starin maximum excess water.
Knead a dough with it by addind semolina and flour using hand very well,until it becomes smooth.
In the mean time boil water in another pan adding sugar to make syrup.
Make small balls from the dough and put 2-3 cardamom seeds into it.
After making all balls ut them into syrup,boil them until the syrup permeates the balls.
Add rose essence into water to add more flavour.
Keep sometimes alike.
Now Bengal's flavoured Rasgulla is ready to serve.


This is sending to Shanti Krishnakumar's cook book for her event sweet time .

Event announcement: Sweet Time

35 comments:

Parita said...

Wow rasgullas have come out so soft and perfect round, delicious!!

anudivya said...

I normally make it with skim milk and it turns out just fine. I think I have that on my blog too. Yours looks amazing, perfect little round heavens.

Ann said...

Oh Wow.. this what I'm waiting from your blog :)) So Yummilicious!

Renu said...

your rasogullas look perfectly round !!!! yummmm

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks drool worthy.....

Pavithra said...

OW thats soft and perfect white queens dear.. pass some to me

Pavithra said...

Somthing for u in my blog dear

Pinky said...

Parita,anudivya,Renu,Kitchen Flavours,Pavithra Thanks very much...

Anudivya I cannot see it in your blog...on any post!!!

Pavithra I am really excited about this award,which I cannot express you ... Many Many Thanks to you...

Pinky said...

And Ann specially to you as I missed your older comment for This Traditional Dish Rasgulla... so This is dedicating to You specially... Thanks For Nice comment.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - what nice rasgullas... I have had my adventure with rasgullas.. Have to try again...
Look so perfect and yum...

ganga said...

pinky something waiting for you in my blog,please accept that

Doloncookbook said...

Wow ... U know being a bengali I have an extra sweet tooth . & rasogolla ami charte pari na . Khub bhalo baneacho ....

Prathibha said...

Looks like my first time here....
Nice Rosogulla's...

Akal's Saappadu said...

wow, I'm not a Bengali, but I love all Bengali sweets, greedy me :)

The first sweet I buy as soon as I reach India is this Rasamalai, Rashagolla and the other milk sweets;

I've tried doing them but I haven't succeeded ; they don't bulge up well, they crack up and they aren't so soft like in the sweet shops...

yours have come out so perfect :)

Pinky said...

Good to listen this adventures from you Oriya Food...and Thanks for your comment too...

Thanks Ganga for the Award...again.

Thanks Dolon for your nice comment with your extra sweet tooth...Ha ha ha ...Daroon bolecho...Tumi.

Pinky said...

Prathibha welcome to you in my blog...and Thanks for your comment...

Akal's Saappadu nice to hear you that you Love Bengali sweets so much...It was my first time experiments but comes out well... just take care of this measurement only... Thanks for your comment too...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pinky these rasgullas are so tempting dear!!! Everytime my Dad came back from Calcutta after his business trip that first I ask him is my Rasgulla tin then my mom started making them at home but havent tried them on my own though!!! Lovely dessert!!!

Ramya Kiran said...

Wow, lovely rasgullas. Its definitely worth trying!!

Ramya said...

Soft,spongy Rosgullas there PINKY..I havent tried them at home..But Im a gr8 lover of all the bengali milk sweets..I will try soon..

Chitra said...

I tried this once..but everything was broken..Dint add rawa..will try again with ur recipe..have bookmarked it:)thanks pinky!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks delish, wish you added more picture, step by step pictures will be helpful for the beginners.

Pinky said...

Thanks Ramya Vijaykumar, yaa I know not only bengali,everybody likes this Rasgulla...let them try once...I think its not so hard to try...

Ramya Kiran Thanks to you also...try them once...its nice.

Thanks Ramya you too, let them try ...and of course I will be waiting for your too...

Thanks Chitra... for sharing your experience...nxt time add rawa and make a smooth dough,it will be nice...will be waiting for you too...


Thanks To all for your nice comments...

Pinky said...

Thanks Malar ... its true that step by photo is very helpful for beginners... but in this case I was also a beginner so I was not so hopeful about that how this will come out... so I ignored it...but it comes out well and spongy too... ok I will take care of your suggestion in future definitely... Thanks a lot...

Sowmya said...

I loveeeeeeeee Bengali sweets, esp Rasgullas. Happy to get some nice authentic bengali recipes from u dear..

Look at that Rasgullas? Wow...Perfect shape.

Give me few of them RIGHT NOW :)

Rannar Rasod... said...

Thanks Sowmya...Lovely comment, Ok I will send it to you through the courier... keep waiting... Ha ha ha..:)

Sunshinemom said...

I like all that history about rasgullas. Thanks for that as well as your recipe:).

Pinky said...

Thanks Sunshinemom... I love your comment also..Thanks a lot...

Ashwini said...

i luv rasagulla.. i made it once but didnt add semolina/ flour..what is the purpose of adding them? please explain?

If u have time, check out my blog!!!

sangi said...

This is my favourite one.I will have to try it soon.

ജെപി. said...

we dont find good rasagulla here in kerala
i have to try your product now and come back
i hv no one at home to make this for me.
as long as today week end for me, i am going to prepare this.
best wishes
jp vettiyattil
trichur 680021

Shabs.. said...

Wow....I love rasagullas....And all bengali sweets...I used to ask my frnd to bring bengal sweets wen she comes from bengal....ur looks Absolutely perfect. But few question:
1. Can we use semiskimmed milk for this.
2. Did u use lemon or lime?How many teasponn of juice did u use.
Thx alot for the recipe
shabs

Anu said...

I love rasagullas. Nice one and nice picture.
Look so perfect and yummy!!

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi Pinky, i tried making these rasgolla's and they turned out very hard.
I used 1.5% fat milk and out of the chana i got, i could make only 6 rasgolla's. I made exactly like you have mentioned. Could you pls give me a reason so that i can try it again.

Sunanda said...

Hi Pinky first time to uour blog .. u have an awesome blog and nice collection of recipes... Thnx for sharing Rosogulla recipe...
Do visit my when you find time..

kanwar jis said...

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