Rasmalai is a traditional sweet in the Indian subcontinent. The sweet is often bought when there is a a good news, like getting a new job or promotion, or there is news of someone special in the house getting married. The sweet balls are soft, sumptuous and creamy. Enjoy!


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 2 cups of powdered milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup of sugar
    • 1 liter of milk
    • 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water
    • any sort of crushed nuts, if preferred


    1. Mix 1 cup of powdered milk, baking powder, powdered sugar, cardamom and cinnamon powders and egg. Stir and mix well to form a thick mixture. Make small balls out the mixture.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and liquid milk.
    3. Heat a saucepan and bring the sweetened milk to boil. Stir continuously to prevent the milk from form a dry layer on top.
    4. When the milk starts to bubble, add the balls. Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
    5. Mix the rest of the powdered milk and the orange blossom water in a cup or bowl. Pour this mixture on to the saucepan with the sweet balls.
    6. Do not stir, as the balls would break. Allow the sweet to cook for another 2-3 minutes, and take the saucepan off the heat.
    7. Cool in outside temperature and then chill in refrigerator for 30-40 minutes. Serve by sprinkling any sort of crushed nuts and raisins ( if preferred) .

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