Today is Mahalaya an auspicious occasion that announces the advent of Goddess Durga .
The chanting of Birendra Kishore Bhadra’s chandipath fills the air from early morning , these are my childhood memories , and every year we play the recorded version of chandipath to relive these memories –when we were woken up at 4 a.m in the morning to listen to the radio in Akashbani …
So here is the recipe for Rasmalai —- something sweet — marking the start of Devipaksha —
Rasmalai — is a soft cottage cheese patties in dry fruit laced saffron flavoured creamy milk rabri —
This is an instant version of rasmalai using readymade rasgullas — and condensed milk to make rabri —
Take small rasgullas , squeeze them gently to take out the sugar syrup from them.
Make rabri by cooking 1/2 cup of condensed milk and 500ml of milk, 1 cup of sugar and 10 to 12 strands of saffron , until thick and creamy .
Add drained rasgullas and chopped pistachios in cooked rabri , cook further for 5 minutes .. .
Your Instant Rasmalai is ready—