Ras Malai

Ras Malai

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"Ras Malai is cheese dumplings in cream sauce. This is a popular Indian dessert and takes a long time to prepare the traditional way. I came up with some shortcuts and ended up with this recipe which tastes exactly the same as traditional Ras Malai."


1 h 25 m servings 216 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Blend the ricotta cheese and 1/4 cup sugar together in a bowl with a hand mixer; divide the mixture between 12 muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Arrange the cheese balls onto a dessert platter.
  4. While the cheese bakes, pour the half and half into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat; simmer 10 minutes. Stir 1 cup sugar, the cardamom, rose water, and saffron into the half and half and simmer another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Drizzle the cooled mixture over the cheese balls. Sprinkle the almonds and pistachios over the cheese balls to serve.
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  1. 15 Ratings


This recipe is AWESOME. I have lived in Dubai for two years where there is plenty of authentic Indian food, so I can testify that this Ras Malai is indeed very authentic and of great flavour. I ...

This is a great alternative to the traditional way of making ras malai, I actually find this much yummier :) I use a 9x9 baking pan and cut the cheese into squares after baking and cooling. I fi...

I absolutely love this dessert when I go out for Indian food and was so happy to find a recipe I could make at home. Unfortunately, I didn't have the saffron or cardamom on me, as it was a spon...

great dish. i found the milk sauce to be a bit too sugary; 3/4 c sugar is more than enough to flavor the sauce. otherwise this recipe is perfect, and really does taste like authentic ras malai....

Everyone before me has basically said it all. I just want to thank you for such a simplistic but completely perfect recipe! This is way better than any traditional method seeing the result is au...

This was just beautiful. The texture, aroma, taste and presentation were stunning. I added an organic rose petal to each serving. Probably a bit too elegant for my simple dinner of "Kofta Kebab...

I was so excited about making this due to the rave reviews. However, it was really disappointing. None of my guests liked it. I have to say that the sauce was delicious! And you could for sur...

Made these for my Indian themed luncheon & got rave reviews!! Delicious & very easy to make!

Love it! Ras Malai has always been one of my favorite desserts, and I was happy to find out that it's so easy to make! I followed the recipe exactly (except I left out the saffron) and it came...