Ras Malai

Ras Malai is one of my favorite desserts and it is easy to prepare.



2 Cups powdered milk 
2 Eggs (large)
2 Tablespoons oil
1 Teaspoon baking powder
2 Ltrs milk
2 Cups sugar
15 Cardamoms (powdered coarse)
Zaffran ? 2 pinches
For garnish ? pistas & cashewnuts + pinch of zaffran.


Boil the milk along with 2 cups of sugar and powdered cardamoms.   Let the milk thicken a bit.  Add zaffran dissolved in a little milk. Keep it simmering on a slow fire.

In a shallow dish, add two cups of powdered milk,  add 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 teaspoon of baking powder.  Mix thoroughly.   Knead well till the dough is soft (it should  resemble chapati dough).

Make balls (size of small lemons) which should be smooth and without any cracks.  You can get about 28-30 balls from the above quantity.


Gently add one by one to the simmering milk.  Let it be on a slow fire for 10-15 minutes, till the balls double in size and become spongy.  Do not stir.  After it is cool, chill in the refrigerator.

To serve ? dish out in a shallow platter and garnish liberally with pistas, cashew nuts and sprinkle with zaffran.

Author: Judith Serrao- UAE