Sunday, November 3, 2013

Strawberry Rasgulla

Rasgulla, rassagollas or rasagullas, this juicy Indian cheese based sweet is popular all around the world and its particularly famous in Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha.Rasgullas is made from a ball shaped dumpling of paneer, the famous Indian cheese cooked in sugar syrup. Coming to this strawberry rasgullas, i chosed to make for this week's blogging marathon. The theme of this week's blogging marathon is cooking with fruits, Srivalli the brain child of this monthly event suggested few fruits and obviously we need to cook from the list of the fruits she have given. I chosed berries and my favourite strawberries, eventhough its not strawberry season here. I have already freezed some fresh strawberries during their peak season for further use. Frozen strawberries are seriously very handy and you can make many desserts with them.

Coming to this rasgullas, i made a puree of strawberry and some finely chopped frozen strawberries while preparing the sugar syrup in which the paneer balls are cooked later. I didnt used any food colour and these cheese balls got their colour from the strawberry-sugar syrup while cooking.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#34.This beauties are going Diwali Delicacies Event, hosted by me and Sangee Vijay of spicy treats.


2litres Full fat milk
3tbsp Lemon juice
1+1/2cups Sugar
1cup Strawberry puree
1/2cup Frozen strawberry (chopped roughly)
3cups Water
1/2tsp Cardamom powder

Take the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel,bring boil and keep stirring to avoid burning of milk..

Once the milk comes to boil, start adding the lemon juice and keep stirring.

Put the flame in simmer and cook for few seconds until the milk solids gets separates from the whey.Switch off the heat.

Pour this curdled milk to the already lined muslin cloth over a strainer,squeeze out all the whey water and rinse the milk solids/paneer under water and squeeze out the water as much as possible.

Place a heavy weight over the drained milk solids/paneer to squeeze out the water completely.


Take the paneer in a vessel,mash it well and knead for few minutes until they turns soft.

Make medium sized balls from the smooth dough, take care not to have any crack on the ball.

Boil the water in a pressure cooker,add the sugar,cardamom powder and strawberry puree,chopped strawberries to the water,bring to boil.

Add the already prepared paneer balls to the cooking syrup. Put the lid and cook till 3 hisses.

Once the pressure gets released,open the lid and transfer the strawberry rasgullas to the bowl and let them cool completely.

Arrange in fridge for an hour before serving topped with sliced almonds.

37 comments:

Shey divine said... Reply To This Comment

Ooh aka .. This is super crazy .. What a difference in rasagulla .. Would want to try them .. Happy Deevali anyways ...

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

This is an innovative recipe. Those red rasgullas are inviting!

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious they look..

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

priya please show me your kitchen :D frozen strawberry is very interesting!

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

U are taking rasagulla to the next level Priya:)).Looks yummy.

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

interesting dish..looks yummy and beautiful......

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely delight with strawberry.hmm looksvery appetizing

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

lovely innovation and rasgulla looks fabulous :) makes me drool here aks !!

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!so innovative idea..loved the addition of strawberry in rasgulla.bookmarked !

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya Iam simply awed by your invention kudos to u love the colour

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

wow... the color looks really awesome... so different....

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Omg... aks you r u killing me like this... semma color n pakave padu dhool... apdye enaku parcel send pannunga...

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delicious.nice idea.

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Look @ the color, Pinky Pink!!!! We are a great fan of bengali sweets, this with goodness of fruits, not to be missed!!! :)

Yes Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Woah.. you have taken rasgullas to a whole new level. Kudos. Well prepared.
Thanks for sharing.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

super awesome Priya. such lovely colour.

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

what a color.. What a combo only you can get these innovative ideas happy diwali

Shweet Spicess said... Reply To This Comment

very nice and innovative way to make rasgullas interesting! im assuming it mite be prepared well with any seasonal fruits too :)

Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..Priya strawberry rasgulla looks very delicious and innovatiove. I am sure its taste is also so good.

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Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely mind blowing dessert!

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. so innovative.. Love the addition of strawberry to rasagulla..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that looks gorgeous Priya !! Would love to taste it !!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

that is a nice twist to the regular rasagulla!!!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

What a fantastic colour the rasgollas have got!! You are really the queen of innovations...

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

wow aks this is too irresistible :) too beautiful these cute rasagullas are

Preetha Soumyan said... Reply To This Comment

So unique!!!!!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely colour and very nice Priya..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a gorgeous color and innovative recipe!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous color and very innovative recipe!

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous color and very innovative recipe. I need that huge bowl right now!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

So interesting! Love the color from the strawberry..

Padma Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative recipe looks so yumm and beautiful color.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Very beautiful and innovative strawberry rassgulla s...

sangeetha pn said... Reply To This Comment

U r a pro I must say... Fabulous aks. Lovely color due to use of strawberry... Hats off

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

I prepare rasagulla but this one is very new to me. Bookmarked:-)

Sonali Panda said... Reply To This Comment

Is there any chances of paneer ball melt in pressure cooker

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Sonali Panda, if you knead the paneer ball well, they dont melt while cooking in pressure cooker, else you can still make them in traditional way of cooking in open pot.