Rasmalai with Milk Powder

Rasmalai with Milk Powder

5 from 9 votes
Smooth, soft, and spongy cardamom-flavoured balls soaked in a rich and sweetened milk. This milk dessert is much loved. Rasmalai is a delicious dessert fit for royalty that would be the star of any party!

With this classic Indian milk dessert recipe, you can learn how to make easy and soft rasmalai at home. This juicy and soft rasmalai is guaranteed to be a favourite Ramadan recipe and at the iftar table. Made with milk powder this rasmalai recipe is the easiest around.

Alter to your taste by adding your preferred nuts from crushed almonds to crushed pistachios to crushed cashews. Best served cold this milk dessert is perfect for a hot summer afternoon!

Ras malai is one of my favourite desserts out there and I LOVE making it. It is a classic Eid dessert that is perfect for special occasions. If you haven’t tried it then you are definitely missing out. It is a deliciously refreshing dessert consisting of soft and light spongy balls cooked and served in a sweetened milk mixture.

There are SO many different recipes out there and I have tried (almost!) every last one in my efforts to find the best rasmalai recipe out there. So, after much trial and error, I have perfected my favourite dessert and I can guarantee you success with my recipe every single time!

The biggest problem people have with rasmalai is the balls cracking and my top tip to avoid that is to make sure your balls are smooth and crack-free! It may seem tedious but trust me this step is vital to ensure that you get soft and spongy balls.

If your balls have cracks in them then when you drop them into the milk mixture the balls will begin to break apart where there are cracks.

I like to add pistachios and almonds, but these are optional so you can omit them if you don’t like pistachios or almonds. You can substitute with any nuts or dried fruit as per your personal preference. Once made chill the dessert in the fridge.

The best thing about this dessert is that you can make it the night before and just leave it in the fridge to chill so you have less stress the next day and can focus on making the rest of the food!

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Rasmalai with Milk Powder

by Nabeela Kauser
Smooth, soft and spongy cardamom-flavoured balls soaked in a rich and sweetened milk. This milk dessert is much loved. Rasmalai is a delicious dessert fit for royalty that would be the star of any party!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 401 kcal


Milk Syrup:



  • 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!



Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 792IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 6µgCalcium: 625mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Eid, Indian Desserts, Milk Desserts, Ramadan
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1 year ago

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Hi your recipes are great! 🙂 when you put the calories is that per serving on what you put under each recipe?

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