Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rasgulla (Low Fat Version)

There is a first time for everything isn't it. So here is one of those recipes I tried in my kitchen for this Diwali and came out yummy.

1 litre Milk (Used 2% fat milk)
11/2 cups Sugar
31/2 Cups Water
1 Lemon 
2 Elachi pods 
Walnut to Garnish 

1. Heat milk in a pan.Once it starts boiling add lemon juice to it. 
2. Mix well. Let it be on heat till the milk & water separates.
3. Allow it to cool a bit and drain the milk in to a cloth. ( I used a cotton towel ).
4. Wrap the cloth and keep it under water for few seconds. ( This helps to remove the lemony taste) 
5. Now take a heavy pan and squeeze the cloth with it. Leave it for 1hr to removes the excess water. (I used my mortar to squeeze all the water).

Making of Rasgulla's
1. Take the paneer and kneed it well & make a soft ball out of it. 
2. Now make some small balls with the paneer and keep them aside. 
3. Meanwhile take water & sugar in a pressure cooker and boil it.
4. Now add the paneer balls to the cooker and close it with a lid. Cook it till you listen the first whistle and switch off heat. 
5. Open the cooker lid once the pressure is reduced and you can see the balls floating on top.
Garnish according to your taste. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Eggless Chocolate Bread Pudding


6 Bread Slices 
1 Tbs Corn Strach 
4 Cocoa Powder 
2 Cups of milk 
Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar  (Varies according to your taste)
Almonds for Garnish 

1. I have a Home made Bread so used it for the pudding.Your can use French or Italian bread. 

2. Remove the brown edges of bread and cut them in to cubes.Place them in oven safe bowels.


3. Prepare the mix for the pudding by adding Corn starch , Milk, Butter,Choco powder & Sugar. Mix them well till the sugar dissolves. 

4. Now whisk the syrup for 4-5 mins.Add it to the bread bowls.
5. Dip almonds in butter and garnish them on the bowls.
6. Bake them at 350 degrees F for 20min. Mine took 20mins so it should be the same for you too.  

7. Dip a tooth pick if it comes out clean then your pudding is ready.

* Serve warm or cold as you wish.