21 September 2011

Rosgolla/ Rasgulla - Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Sugar Syrup

Rasgulla is a traditional Bengali Sweet. It is called 'Roshogolla' in Bengali. As the Navarathri and Diwali season is almost close I thought it apt to add this post now. It has been in my drafts for some time.:)

Rasgulla is a sweet made from home made cottage cheese dipped in chilled sugar syrup. This is my first try at making this mouthwatering soft and spongy sweet. 


7 1/2 cups/ 1 1/2 litre           Milk
3 tsp/ 15 ml                          Lemon juice
2 tsp/ 10 gm                         Semolina
2 cups / 500ml                     Water
1 1/2 cups / 225 gm             Sugar
2 tsp/ 10 ml                          Rose water

Bring the milk to boil.
Add lemon juice to curdle the milk. Keep stirring the milk and it will curdle. Then turn off the heat.
Strain out the whey using a damp muslin cloth.
Fold the muslin cloth from all sides and twist it so that all the whey is drained out.
Tie the ends and hang it for 2-3 hours.
When all the whey is drained from the cottage cheese, add semolina and then knead well to make a smooth dough.
Divide the dough and shape them into small lemon sized, round balls. Keep aside.
Boil the water ; add sugar and rose water. Cook till a thick syrup is obtained.
Carefully slide the balls into the syrup and cook till they become light and fluffy and start floating.

To check if the paneer is ready, take a pinch of it and smear on your palm and rub it with your thumb 3-4 times. After that you should be able to make it into balls.
The dough balls should not have any cracks on it.
Use a large bottom vessel or cooker to make the rasgullas as they double in size on cooking.
Cook in an open vessel or cooker.
It should be cooked on high flame.
The rose water helps the sugar syrup to froth continuously which is very important.
To check if rasgullas are cooked, remove one and just press it slightly. If it springs back to shape then its done.

Sending this to
Radhika's Diwali special Sweets and Savouries

 Anyone Can Cook Series - 34 by Ayeesha of Taste of Pearl City


  1. Rasgulla cant be any better than this...looks super yum

  2. Wow Rinku!! Thats a stunning presentation of my favourite Rasgullas!! Yum yum, simply mouthwatering! Great clicks dear!

  3. oh this is lovely! love the pics! by the way, what semolina should we use - the thick, medium (used for upma) or thin one?

  4. Beautiful clicks dear...never tried this before...yummy yummy..

  5. yummy sweet.. looks perfect and highly tempting.. mmm.,..

  6. Thanks dear friends for the lovely response.
    @Sarah..I used the usual semolina we use for upma.

  7. wow.....
    rasagulla looks delicious and very tempting dear :)
    lovely clicks.

  8. my favourite sweets...but never tried at home....urs looks perfect n tempting rinku....adipoli click!

  9. wow fab pics ....drooling over it ....fab fab

  10. wow already get tempted by seeing the click in fb,after opening this page...mouthwatering,first click is awesome...wonderful recipe dear.

  11. Thank you very much for linking it to event Rinku. Last click is just too much. Beautiful clicks. Just looking at it makes me so full.

  12. That looks great, beautiful pictures.

  13. Lovely shots of delicious rasgulla! Beautiful!

  14. So tempting..love these rosogollas..they look divine. Beautiful presentation and clicks.

  15. Rinku, it was not even a week ago that i found my first rasagulla recipe and here you 've perfected it already making it look so delicious. Especially love that second pic.

  16. lovely clicks of rasagolla..yummmmmmmmy!!

  17. wonderful clicks and my all time fav sweet

  18. Wow...I have never tried rasgullas at home...Your version looks awesome...Bookmarking this...

  19. I can have a whole bowl of these rosagullas & still want more!!!! Looks royal & gorgeous!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  20. rasgullas look so yummy, its been so long i had these, lovely clicks dear..

  21. wow this looks so superbb nice clicks also

  22. Omg, seriously am drooling over that spongy juicy rasagollas..yumm..

  23. Wow those look super duper perfect n all the pics are so nicely taken! Kudos!

  24. This is new to me but it sounds delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  25. My first time here.. your rasgulla looks absolutely delicious... the pics are so tempting..would definitely try my hand at it.. do check out my blog some time..

  26. woww....awesome Rinku.. never seen a better snap of rasgulla than this..seems like a snap taken by an experienced food photographer..im ready to have the full bowl of juicy rasgulla's :)

  27. Rasagullas look very delicious, very tempting.

  28. Mouthwatering hear,rasagullas looks divine

  29. This looks fantastic. I like the idea of using cottage cheese as the staple. So rich and creamy and succulent! Amazing

  30. Can I have your address da? Really. this is to omuch.. I want that rasagulla right now!! :D I love it darling. Its just awesome.

  31. This pictures are very much stunning. they Looks very classic and elegant. Mouth watering too.


  32. Rasagulla looks super yum..lovely clicks

  33. awesome! so mouthwatering! wish to have a taste of that! Yum!

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  36. excellent pics...looks super delicious...

  37. drooling over your pictures, Rinku! Esp the one with the spoon dripping with the ras - YUM!


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