How to Make Rasgulla ( Indian Cheese Dessert)

by Neha Trehan

Rasgulla is a very popular indian dessert made with fresh home made Paneer kneaded and shaped into balls and cooked in syrup till the syrup enters inside them and makes them soft .


  • ½ Gallon milk
  • 1 ½ Cup sugar
  • 2 Lime
  • ¼ Tsp cardamom powder or 4 pods will do
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Boil milk in a pot and once it is boiling add lemon juice and let it boil for a couple of minutes it will curdle , water separates from it and looks like this

    Step 2

    Strain off the water and keep cheese in the strainer till it gets to room temperature and all the water drips off. Tie it in a thin cloth and tighten it by rolling take off as much water possible

    Step 3

    Keep this overnight sometimes more water drains off of it. Now we get to kneading the dough

    Step 4

    After you knead it for 10 mins it's very smooth and soft . TIp: if cheese is too tough microwave for 30 secs i gets warm and easier to knead ;)

    Step 5

    After kneading for 10 mins it looks like this now make small balls out of this about 1.5 inch to 2 inch

    Step 6

    I made them about this size you can make any size you want. While you are doing this heat about 4-5 cups of water add sugar and cardamom and let it boil

    Step 7

    Half a gallon of milk will make 25 approx depending on the size you make

    Step 8

    Once the water is boiling add these to the water the small ones are for my sweetheart son :) cook these for about 10 mins or more If the size you are making is bigger than this

    Step 9

    Once these are done they are almost 60 % of the original size. Fresh homemade cheese filled with the cardamom flavored syrup yumm!!!

    Step 10

    Tip: 1) Squeeze out as much water as you can & knead it smooth to ensure these don't break while you pressure cook 2) when shaping balls ensure that there r no big cracks

    Step 11

    Tips: 1) Don't like cardamom use saffron instead this flavor also goes amazingly well with cheese 2) Divide dough in parts while kneading and add food colors to make these fun