There are days when you just know you are the sun and everyone else in the constellation is a piddly planet. You want to disseminate gyan to the universe, mired deep in ignorance and confusion.
I could envision the thronging hordes chanting:
“Thank you, o wise one, for showing us a way out of our drudgery. Why didn’t you start blogging five years ago?”
Then, I saw THIS.
The only consolation: my version is even lazier than Manisha’s.
For the uninitiated, rasgullas are sweetened balls made of homemade cottage cheese. Ras malai is a rasgulla caught in a tidal wave of of sweetened milk. I prefer rasgulla to ras malai, but the canned rasgullas are dry and not very good in comparison to fresh ones. This milk bath makes them soft and luscious.
INSTANT RAS MALAI
1 can of rasgullas (20-22 pieces)
18 ounces (1.5 cans) evaporated milk
2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
3 shelled green cardamoms
1/4 tsp crushed saffron
1. Drain the sugar syrup from the rasgullas and set it aside.
2. Meanwhile, pour the evaporated milk in a wide container. Add enough sugar syrup to sweeten it to your liking. Then crush a big pinch of saffron with your fingers and add it to the milk.
3. Put the milk in the microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.
4. While the milk is heating, squeeze the rasgullas.
Wash your hands really well in hot water cos you’re going to be handling the food and it’s not going to be cooked once you’re done playing with it. Alternately, use sterile food gloves.
HA !!! There’s an easier way.
Lift the rasgullas one by one with a spoon and put them in a lime squeezer. Squeeze them gently to remove all the sugar syrup they have absorbed. Take care not to break them.
5. Dunk the rasgullas in the hot milk, along with the shelled and powdered cardamoms. In a couple of minutes, they will soak up the milk and puff up like cotton balls.
6. Toast the chopped pistachios in the microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
7. Top with the nuts, and eat it warm or chilled.
Pour the remaining sugar syrup into a squirt bottle and use it to sweeten tea, coffee or lemonade. It will last for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
This is our entry for Sugar High Friday #31, hosted by Tara of Seven Spoons. The theme is Shades of White.
UPDATE: The roundup.