Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Double Celebrations with Sinful RAS MALAI !

My MOTHERLAND INDIA is celebrating her 62nd Republic Day...!

The Republic Day of India sparks a patriotic fervor in our hearts, reminding us of our glorious history, our rich culture and heritage. It is a day to remember and honour our heroes. It is a day to renew our pledge to protect and cherish our motherland. Come let us celebrate the Republic Day of India 2011 together... HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN (womens too) ;)



Today 17 years ago exact We were blessed with An Angel....and we call her Hayley....She counts herself very lucky to be born on this very very special day...

"Family life is many things....and one of the nicest joys it brings....is having a daughter as dear as you
Who's thought of in a special way...Not only on a special day....But warmly and with love...The whole year through!"
Happy Birthday Princess ! I would like to dedicate this beautiful poem for her....Hope she likes it;)

A precious little flower

that is in constant bloom

I watch as yet another milestone

around the corner looms.

It seems like only yesterday

that we shared a breath

but now it seems like tomorrow

you will leave and I'll be left.

A tiny little angel

that always is in flight

as soon as you came into my life

you brought me so much light.

Your beauty is so stunning

your smile makes me melt

I'm so proud to be your mommy

It's the best I've ever felt.

Oh perfect little princess

with you I'm so in love

every night before I dream

I thank the lord above.

How did I get so lucky

to have as sweet of a gift as you

If ever you should need me

there's nothing I wouldn't do.

( Source :- lovethepoem )
To honour a double celebration, I made her favourite Indian Dessert RAS MALAI...which I haven't made in the last ten years...Previously I made it on 26th jan 2001, and same day India witnessed the largest second earthquake in Bhuj, Ahmedabad GUJARAT..It was the worst natural disaster in India in more than 50 yrs...when I saw those devastated pictures on TV...my heart sank, I just couldn't believe my eyes what I was watching...since then I never had a courage to make Ras Malai...but then people told me LIFE GOES ON.... eventually thought I'll make Ras Malai for Hayley...as a birthday treat ....

Ras Malai is dumplings made from cottage or riccotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Serve it chilled and garnished with slivers of dried fruit.


You will need :-
  • 250 g Paneer ( I made at home )
  • 1/2 tsp plain flour
  • 500 ml milk ( I used full fat )
  • 200 ml cream
  • 100ml eveporated milk
  • 11/2 cup water
  • 8-9 tbsp Sugar ( 4 for sugar syrup + 4-5 for milk syrup)
  • saffron 7-8 threads soaked in milk
  • Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  •  Handful Pistachio
Method:-
Place a paneer in a bowl or plate, and mix it very well with your hand. when it goes smooth add plain flour to it and mix it again very well. Make small balls from this mix.( roughly 10-11)..Leave it a side. In a pressure Cooker bring water and sugar to boil. When sugar syrup starts to boil add paneer balls into it and cook till 2 whistle.( it will take less than 10 minutes ) Mean while heat milk,sugar and cream in heavy bottom pan and let it simmer till it reduced to half...add cardamom powder and eveporated milk and switch of the heat. Now remove balls from the sugar syrup and press them gently remove excess syrup and add them into ras...(milk syrup)...Leave them in there for 2-3 hours in the fridge... Garnish with pistachio and saffron...Ready to serve, Enjoy as much as my daughter did..!





32 comments:

  1. Wishing her a very Happy Birthday .
    And Rasmalai just look so so good no wonder this is her favourite dessert.

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  2. very yummy rasamalai. looks creamy.Happy republic day and wish ur daughter a very happy birthday

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  3. Blessings to ur lil angel !! Ras malai is my fav too!!

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  4. B'day wishes to your daughter. The Rasmalai looks just the right sweet to celebrate the occasion. Lovely clicks, Jagruti.

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  5. Yummy Rasmalai.Republic Day Greetings and a Happy Birthday to ur daughter!

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  6. My birthday wishes to your loving daughter! God bless her. Happy Republic Day. Wish I could get those rasamalai :p

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  7. Rasmalai came out very good dear.....looks yumm!
    Happy Birthday to ur daughter!!

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  8. rasmalai looks so pretty, perfect treat, love it

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  9. SOo tempting and delicious rasmalai, Happy Republic day and my hearty birthday wishes to ur daughter..

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  10. Wish ur daughter a very happy birthday...
    A creamy and delicious rasmalai!!

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  11. Happy rebulic day. Rasamalai looks so yummy, wish I could have some.
    Happy B'day wishes to your princess. God bless her.

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  12. Wishing ur daugther belated birthday wishes..rasamalai looks delicious

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  13. Happy Birthday to u'r daughter!!Rasmalai looks irresistible

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  14. Rasmalai looks stunning and delicious.

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  15. Love this sweet...Belated b'day wishes 2 ur kid..
    rasmalai looks really tempting..

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  16. Wishing your daughter a very happy B'day. Rasmalai looks delicious..

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  17. Wow the ras malai looks so delicious. I hope that you will make it more often now. It's my favourite sweet too!! Hope you had a great birthday celebration for Hayley.

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  18. Happy Republic Day and what a fantastic dessert! Absolutely delicious. You really know how to celebrate!

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  19. HI Jags,
    Wishing your daughter a very very very happy birthday. Lots of hugs and kisses to her. May God bless her with all the good things under the sun.
    Coming to you:
    You are amazing cook, great photographer. Lovely clicks and yummy Ras malai, when you come to India to meet me, this is what I want you to make for me.

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  20. Many Many Happy Returns Of The Day to your daughter :)) And this ras malais looks droolinggggggggg :))

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  21. Wishing you belated republic day and your angel a belated happy birthday. Love that Ras Malai :)

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  22. The rasmalai looks yummy. Belated wishes for your daughter. My son too was born on 26th jan. He is 12 years now. He is too proud to be born on republic day:)

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  23. Belated B'Day wishes to ur daughter.....
    Rasamalai looks delicious dear :)

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  24. one of my favorite sweet dish is being served here..count me in for this..love snaps..totally drool worthy..visiting you after a long time but nice and very sweet recipe welcomed me back.

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  25. Dear Jagruti
    How are you? A belated Happy birthday to your dear daughter. (It is never late for sending good wishes, though). You have written so nicely, I am really moved, I went through the writing many times...remembering , my elder daughter got married last year on 26th January.
    Since a good rasmalai shop has come up in the locality , I have become a regular sinner. Sometimes I buy Rasgullas and make fake Ras mali too. :-)
    Have a great weekend
    Dada

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  26. Hi jagruthi,

    Belated B'day to your daughter,she is very fortunate to be born on republic day..Rasgulla's are really tempting!

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  27. looks delicious
    watched your lovely episodes congratulations Jagruti

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  28. tht's a sweet post- many wishes to your angel & Happy Republic Day to you too !

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  29. Birthday wishes to Ur dear daughter! Sinfully delicious Ras Malai ... Ummm

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  30. HAPPY B'DAY TO UR ANGEL.YUMMY RAS-MALAI ON THIS DAY ...SUPER
    HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO U

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