Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ras Malai

2 lbs ricotta cheese1/2 cup sugar32 oz half & half milk
A pinch of saffron1/4 tsp crushed cardamom seeds1/2 cup blanched almonds2 tbsp crushed green pistachios

Preparation of ras malai:
Mix the cheese with sugar and little cardamom powder and spread out on a baking tray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until it sets. It should not get brown.
Remove from oven, cool at room temperature and cut into 2" squares.
Place them in a dessert bowl.

Mix the other ingredients, except the pistachios well in a separate dish and pour over the squares.
Decorate the rasmalai with pistachios, chill for 2-3 hours and then serve.


CIELO said...

You were not supposed to show your recipe until APRIL 30TH.....the day of the carnival.... thanks for trying....



Creating Myself said...

Oh my! I HAVE to try this recipe...I love the flavor of cardamum. What are the garnishes that you used? I love the pod-looking thing.

MARIA said...

OMG, you are the best baker, Jim!
I didn't know that.

MARIA said...


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Dessert looks delicious!
So does the that James Dean? The other pic. is Alfred E. from MAD magazine, my nephew looks just like him LOL! I was not so creative but I do have a cute poem to celebrate the day! Stop by my blog:)

PEA said...

Anything with pistachios has got to be good! lol Your recipe sure does sound delicious and not something I've ever tried making before so it will be fun to give it a try!! Thanks so much for sharing your dessert with us:-)

bindhiya said...

You are tempting with that "Ras Malai".... we have to drive almost 2 hours to find a Indian store :(
Just beautiful!!!

Marina Capano said...

wow! so cute dessert!

krystyna said...

Ras Malai looks beautiful and yummy!
Congratulations! You have a big talent.
I'll be try.


krystyna said...

I noticed that my mom put your "Ras Malai"
at her "sweet" blog.