(Last Updated on : 10/10/2014)
Rasabali is an authentic milk-based recipe from the land of Odisha
. According to scholars, it originated in the Baladevjew Temple
. Rasabali is one of the main Chapana bhogas of Lord Jagannath
temple and is also served in various festivals of Odisha
. It can be prepared in different ways; among them two are as follows.
General Ingredients of Rasabali
500 gm Paneer
3 to 4 teaspoon wheat flour
250 gm sugar
2 gm cardamom
500 ml milk
300 ml refined oil
Method of Preparing Rasabali
Mash the Paneer after adding wheat flour to it.
Add 2 teaspoon sugar and cardamom powder.
Mix well and make smooth batter.
Make small balls or baras from the batter.
Heat oil in a frying pan and deep-fry the baras.
Add remaining sugar to the boiled milk.
Add the fried rasabalis to the milk.
Keep on low flame for 1 minute.
Preparation of Rasabali with Chenna
1 cup chenna
Half tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon sooji
1 tsp maida
Sugar- 2 tblsp
1 litre milk and half cup milk powder
Saffron few strands
1 and half cup sugar
4 cardamom crushed
Half tsp cardamom powder
Oil for deep frying
Sliced almonds or cashews for garnishing
Method of Preparing Rasabali
In a bowl add mashed Paneer, maida, suji, soda, sugar and cardamom powder.
Mix it and make smooth dough, make small balls and flatten it by using the palms; when done keep aside.
Meanwhile boil milk in a heavy bottom vessel in low- medium flame. Let it boil.
Take 1 cup of Luke warm milk and add milk powder to it. Pour the milk powder paste to the above boiled milk. Keep stirring on a low heat.
Add crushed cardamoms, sugar and kesar strands. Mix properly. Stir continuously and cook for 40-45 minutes till the milk is reduced to half the amount.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and add the previously done chenna balls one by one and deep fry them till both the side turns to golden brown in colour.
Drain excess oil in a kitchen tissue paper.
Add the balls to the boiling milk. Boil for another 3-4 minutes in a low flame. Let it cool.
Garnish it with sliced almonds and cashew nuts.
Rasabali can easily be served to the guests after a meal. It is easy to prepare and is nutritious, wholesome and healthy.
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