1 ltr milk
2 - 3 cardamom
few threads saffron threads
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp vinegar
4 cup water
in other words, these balls are cooked till they get inflated and absorbs all sugar syrup. moreover, ‘ras’ means juice and ‘gulla’ means ball shaped. traditionally, these are prepared and originated from east india. specifically, in the states of bengal and orissa. it is also a popular sweet prepared during navaratri festival for goddess lakshmi.
in addition, dessert prepared from paneer and with sugar syrup has always been my favourite. i still remember last time when my husband visited kolkata for a official trip. he basically, shopped almost all paneer sweets recipes for me. he knew my crazy following to juicy dessert recipes. hence he bought most of them to me. i personally liked the sandesh and cham cham recipe. i am planning to release them soon. but today i will discuss about the world famous rasgulla recipe. i have kept this recipe simple and prepared it from chenna or popularly know as indian cottage cheese.
furthermore, the history of rasagulla recipe is very interesting. most of us, including me know that rasagulla is a bengali dessert recipe. however, there are several other theories which suggest that it may have originated from orissa. according to wiki, rasgulla was first developed in puri and was termed as pahala rasgulla. these were offered to goddess laxmi at jagantha temple as bhog. basically, there is tradition associated with the rasagulla’s in jaganath temple, puri. and this tradition of offering rasagulla’s to godess laxmi is followed from 12th century.
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