Rasmalai with Milk Powder
Rasmalai with Milk Powder
5 from 16 votes
Unearth the joy of making rasmalai at home. This article provides a detailed guide on how to prepare the traditional sweet delicacy, replete with step-by-step instructions, ingredient insights, and answers to popular questions about the recipe. A culinary journey awaits!
Rasmalai with Milk Powder

Originating from the rich culinary heritage of India, Rasmalai is a beloved dessert that captivates with its creamy texture and delicate flavors.

This delightful treat consists of soft, pillowy balls immersed in a fragrant milk syrup infused with cardamom, almonds, and pistachios.

Despite its elegant appearance, preparing Rasmalai at home is surprisingly simple, making it an ideal choice for both special occasions and everyday indulgence.

The recipe’s difficulty level is beginner-friendly, allowing even novice cooks to recreate the magic of this beloved Indian sweet.

With readily available ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can embark on a culinary journey to create your own batch of homemade Rasmalai with milk powder.

Expert Tip: Ensure that the milk syrup is gently simmering when you add the dough balls. A vigorous boil may cause the balls to break apart.


Milk: The main ingredient for the syrup, milk adds richness and creaminess to the dessert.

Sugar: Sweetens the syrup, balancing the flavors of the dish.

Cardamom Powder: Infuses the syrup with a warm, aromatic flavor that is quintessential to Indian desserts Enhances the flavor profile of the balls with its aromatic and slightly spicy notes.

Almonds (Crushed) and Pistachios (Crushed): Provide a delightful crunch and nutty flavor, enhancing the texture and taste of the Rasmalai.

Milk Powder: Forms the base of the soft balls, imparting a creamy texture and rich flavor.

Baking Powder: Helps the balls to puff up and become light and airy during cooking.

Plain Flour: Adds structure to the dough, aiding in the formation of smooth, round balls.

Eggs: Bind the ingredients together, contributing to the texture and structure of the balls.

Oil: Moistens the dough, making it easier to work with and resulting in softer, more tender balls.

Expert Tip: For a richer flavor, you can add a few drops of rose water or saffron strands to the milk syrup before adding the dough balls.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve chilled: Rasmalai is best enjoyed cold, so refrigerate it for a few hours before serving. The cool temperature enhances the creamy texture and allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  • Garnish with extra nuts: Before serving, sprinkle some additional crushed almonds and pistachios on top for an extra burst of flavor and visual appeal.
  • Pair with hot chai: Enjoy your homemade Rasmalai with a steaming cup of masala chai for a perfect balance of sweetness and spice.

Expert Tip: Be careful not to overmix the dough when forming the balls. Overmixing can result in dense and tough Rasmalai instead of the desired soft and spongy texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to make Rasmalai with milk powder?

The preparation time for Rasmalai with milk powder is approximately 30 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for cooking. However, keep in mind that the dessert needs to cool down before serving, so plan accordingly.

Can I make Rasmalai ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare Rasmalai ahead of time. In fact, it’s best to refrigerate it for a few hours before serving to allow the flavors to develop fully and for the balls to absorb the milk syrup.

Can I use store-bought Rasmalai instead of making it from scratch?

While store-bought Rasmalai is convenient, making it from scratch allows you to customize the flavors and ensure the freshness of the ingredients. Plus, homemade Rasmalai has a special touch that store-bought versions may lack.

How do I store leftover Rasmalai?

Store any leftover Rasmalai in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be kept for up to 2-3 days. Before serving, allow it to come to room temperature or enjoy it cold straight from the fridge.

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Rasmalai with Milk Powder

Rasmalai with Milk Powder

by Nabeela Kauser
Unearth the joy of making rasmalai at home. Smooth, soft, and spongy cardamom-flavoured balls soaked in a rich and sweetened milk.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 401 kcal


Milk Syrup:

  • 2 litre Milk
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Almonds Crushed
  • Pistachios Crushed



  • In a large and wide pan add the milk and the sugar then bring to a boil – either granulated or caster sugar can be used
  • Add the cardamom powder, crushed almonds and crushed pistachios
  • Set aside and allow to simmer gently whilst you prepare the balls
  • In a bowl add the milk powder, baking powder, plain flour, cardamom powder, eggs and oil then mix until a smooth dough is formed
  • Oil hands and create smooth balls – this dough will make between 10-12 balls depending on size, the balls will double in size so be sure not to make them too big
  • Drop the dough balls gently into the milk mixture, but do not move the balls around or attempt to mix as the balls will break apart
  • Leave to gently simmer for 10 minutes until the balls have puffed up – do not mix the mixture as the balls will break apart
  • Gently flip the balls and cook for a few more minutes to allow the balls to absorb more milk syrup
  • Allow to cool down before serving on a hot summer afternoon then enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 765mgFibre: 0.2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 792IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 6µgCalcium: 625mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Eid, Food, Indian Desserts, Milk Desserts, Ramadan, Rasmalai, Rasmalai with Milk Powder, Recipe
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Latest comments (2)

Nabeela Kauser

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Hi Munjinder,

Thanks for checking out my recipes. The calories shown are per serving. Hope that helps 🙂


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