Tasty Sweet You Can Prepare on The Occasion of Rakhi

Kesar Rasgulla Bowl

With Rakhi just a few months away, you need to make a plan for this auspicious occasion to make it eventful. Since Rakhi is one of the most important festivals celebrated at every corner of the world by the Indians with great devotion and enthusiasm. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Shravana. Are you still wondering when is Rakhi? But people staying offshore can not visit India to celebrate this grand day with their relatives hence do send Rakhi and gifts to make them feel special. Sending Rakhi to India has now become a hassle-free affair with the advent of online gifting stores. Amongst all, GiftsoIndia24x7.com deserves to be mentioned owing to its wide range of gifts, on time delivery and efficient customer care executives. Hence with this popular portal, you can be rest assured that your Rakhi to India will reach the recipient on time.

The wide variety of gifts at GiftstoIndia24x7.com have been segregated under different sections to make your searching process less time-consuming. Hence you can have a glance at the articles arranged herein the Rakhi section to take your pick from. It goes without saying that grand dining and meeting up with friends and relatives are also an essence of any festival and occasion and Rakhi is no exception. Hence we are discussing here about some sweet recipes you can definitely try at your home to make your Rakhi celebration even more special -

Rasgulla soaked in sweetened saffron flavoured milk. Other than rasgullas, this is the most popular Bengali sweet outside Bengal.

For the rasgulla

Chenna (curd)
1 tsp plain flour (maida) for dusting

For the sugar syrup

5 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk

For the saffron flavoured milk
1 ltr full fat milk
1/4 cup sugar
a few saffron (kesar) strands dissolved in milk
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Other ingredients
2 tsp plain flour (maida)

For the garnish
2 tbsp pistachio slivers

Divide the chenna into 16 equal portions and gently shape each portion into a flat round (disc) of 25 mm. (1”) diameter and 6 mm. (¼”) thickness. Take care to see that there are no cracks on the surface.
Dust the back of a flat plate lightly with the flour and place the chenna discs on it.

Method for to make rasgulla
For the sugar syrup
Combine the sugar and milk with 3 cups of water in a large pan approximately 200 mm. (8”) in diameter and 150 mm. (6”) in height and heat while stirring continuously till the sugar dissolves. When the syrup comes to a boil, the impurities in the sugar will begin to float on the surface, forming a grey layer.
Heat over a medium flame to allow the grey layer to float. Do not stir at this point as the layer will break and it will not clarify the syrup.
After about 5 minutes, slowly drizzle 1 cup of water from the sides of the pan with the help of a ladle. Water added at this stage will bring down the temperature of the sugar syrup and will not allow it to boil and break the grey layer.
Continue to simmer the syrup over a medium flame for about 10 minutes and then gently remove the grey layer using a slotted spoon.
Bring the syrup to the boil once again and then slowly drizzle another cup of water from the sides of the pan using a ladle. Remove all the remaining impurities from the syrup, again using a slotted spoon.
Increase the flame and boil vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep aside.

Kesar Bearing Rasgulla

For the saffron flavoured milk
Heat the milk in a broad non-stick pan and bring it to a boil. Add the sugar, saffron milk and cardamom powder and mix well.
Remove from the fire.
For the rasgulla
Mix 2 teaspoons of the plain flour with ¾ cup of water to make a flour solution. Keep aside.
Heat the sugar syrup in a deep pan over a high flame and allow it to boil vigorously.
When it boils, sprinkle half the flour solution in the sugar syrup and then add the chenna discs by upturning the plate on which they are kept. (Do not touch the chenna discs at this point as they are fragile).
When the flour solution is added, a frothy layer is formed on the surface of the syrup.
If the frothy layer begins to subside, sprinkle the remaining half portion of the flour solution.

After this, keep on sprinkling water (minimum 1 cup) on the surface of the sugar syrup. Ensure that the syrup froths all the time while cooking the rasgulla discs.
Cook for about 15 minutes, continuously sprinkling water to enable the froth to form.
Check if the rasgullas are cooked. This is determined by touch. If the rasgulla springs back and retains its shape when pressed, it is cooked. Another way of checking is to drop a rasgulla disc in pan of cold water. If it sinks to the bottom, it is cooked.
Remove from the fire.
Transfer the rasgullas to a bowl along with 2 ladles of sugar syrup and 1 cup of water.
Cool and chill for approximately 3 to 4 hours.

How to proceed
Remove the rasgullas from the sugar syrup and squeeze out the excess syrup
Place them in a serving bowl and top with the hot saffron flavoured milk.
Chill for at least 2 hours.
Serve garnished with pistachios.

Prepare this rasmalai at home and let your loved ones relish the same on the auspicious occasion of Rakhi. And if you are away from your sibling send Rakhi to India to make him/her feel your presence despite being far away.

Jhuma Published: Oct 10, 2012 | Last Updated: Jan 01, 2020
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