Rasgulla or 'Rassogulla' is a sweet,which tempts people of all ages.It brings out a smile on every soul.Rasgula recipe is a small spongy ball of happiness.No one can resist the rasgullas,however small or big. You will rarely find someone who doesn't like them.Truly,Indian sweets are as diverse as the communities that reside here.
Rasgulla ingredients are fairly simple too.Sugar syrup and instant cottage cheese or chhena/paneer.Simple sweet yet with an amazing taste.You can make rasgulla recipe in pressure cooker or in a heavy bottom pan.If you want to use natural sugar in your sweet,try the palm jaggery recipe.Nolen gurer rassgulla has an earthy taste to it.
History of Rassogulla:
There is always an argument between people of eastern states of Orissa and Bengal, on who takes credit for this sweet.Although now its kind of settled it was in Bengal.However, for a sweet like that who won't want to take the credit?
One must also mention the Oriya town Pahala,which lies on the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar.
Pahala rasgulla is a must have in Odisha.
This place employs many villagers to make this sweet in hundreds.You can see 100s of shops just making Rassagulla along both the sides of the roads and yes you cannot stop at just one.Its a heaven for 'Rasagulla' lovers.
Why diabetics and calorie conscious love Rassogulla?
I must say inventor did a big favor to all the people who love sweets and yet want to control their calories.I have seen diabetics squeeze the maximum syrup.They get the same contentment of having sweets,as much as normal fit foodies.My Grandpa would do it and I picked up this habit to eliminate extra sugar syrup.Even now I do it to honor his memory.
How to make Rasgulla ?
Step by step pictures of the Rasagulla
1. Make fresh paneer by adding lemon juice/vinegar in fresh milk.
2. Drain the excess water from the cheese.
3. Take the cheese out from the cheese cloth
4. Start kneading/mashing the cheese
5. Continue kneading until soft and it starts coming together
6. Divide intp small portions and mash them separately
7. Shape them into smooth round balls
8. Meanwhile, heat sugar syrup in a pot, add the cheeseballs, cover and cook for 10 minutes
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