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About this recipe: It is the most famous mishti i.e. dessert in bengali cuisine. It is made out of pure chena, i.e. cottage cheese. It is healthy and particularly has a healing effect if eaten warm while having a stomach infection.

piku California, United States

Serves: 6 

  • 1 litre cow's milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon maida flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • a few drops rose essence
  • a few slices almond

Prep:2min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:52min 

  1. To make chena (paneer) bring milk to a boil in a heavy-bottom pan. Bring it to a seam, let it cool down and bring the heat up again to boil. Add citric acid. Stir constantly. When milk curdles, remove pan from heat and leave covered for 15 minutes.
  2. Place thin piece of cloth on the bowl. Pour curdled milk into muslin and strain. Gather up the corners and tie it up to hang it to let the water drain out. Squeeze out as much water as possible. Put some heavy wheight on it to drain excess liquid. Keep it over night or as long as possible.
  3. Place chena on a plain surface and knead it to make it as soft and smooth as possible (approximately for 5 minutes). Add flour and continue kneading till all grains disappear.
  4. Put sugar and water in wide mouth pan and place it on high heat. Stir till sugar melts.
  5. Start forming little balls with the chenna. When the syrup is boiled and sugar is melted, put each ball one at a time in the syrup. Leave some space for the rossogollas to swell. They will double in size.
  6. Keep the pan covered and in low for 45-50 minutes. Check the rossogolla. Taste one to make sure it is properly done. Switch off the gas. Serve it hot or at room temperature. Add a little rose essence if you like it. Garnish with almond slices.


Use a food processor to knead the chena.

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Reviews (6)


- 04 Jul 2011


I like Rasogolla very much but i don't know how to prepare it...after going through the method suggested by you,i will try to prepare the same.... thanks for sharing. have a great day.... - 02 Jul 2011


very nice and enjoyed makingRossogolla - 20 Jun 2015

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