How to make Red Pumpkin Rasmalai -

Rasgullas served with an unusual red pumpkin sauce. Rasmalai is a delicious Indian dessert and one of the most popular Bengal sweet made from spongy chenna or cottage cheese balls (rasgullas) which are soaked in saffron flavoured sweetened milk. This recipe is an instant recipe made from Red Pumpkin and milk that can be prepared.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) (लाल कद्दू/ भोपला), Rasgullas

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Red Pumpkin Rasmalai

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Red Pumpkin Rasmalai Recipe

  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) 150 grams

  • Rasgullas 30-35

  • Pistachios 30-35

  • Ghee 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 3-4 tablespoon

  • Milk 2 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch


Step 1

Heat 1 cup water in a non stick kadai, add pistachios, cover and let it come to a boil. Switch off the heat. Put pumpkin in a mixer jar and grind to a purée with water as required.

Step 2

Drain pistachios, peel and chop.Heat ghee in another non stick kadai, add pumpkin purée and sauté for 3-4 minutes.Add sugar, milk, saffron, green cardamom powder and cook till it comes to a boil.

Step 3

Switch off the heat and add pistachios. Squeeze the rasgullas lightly and add to the pumpkin-milk mixture. Cool down to room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

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