Instant Rasmalai



After the Instant Kulfi, here is the second post under the theme “Instant Indian Sweets” for the three back-to-back series. I warn you, this is a photo intensive post. The dish was so photogenic that I couldn’t stop clicking and more than that, I had difficulty in choosing the pictures that would appear in the post, so instead of raking my head too much, I just went ahead and included all that I could into the post! πŸ˜‰ So it is Ras Malai today, but the cheat version… πŸ™‚






The ras is partly made of milk and condensed milk, which is boiled for some time till it thickens slightly. Usually, the balls in the ras malai are made from paneer, kneaded, first cooked in sugar syrup and then dunk into the milk base. But who has time for all that? Here, the balls are made from milk powder and a couple of other ingredients and cooked in the milk itself, saving a lot of time. And believe me, you wouldn’t miss the original one at all.


This recipe was shared by a friend, Buraida in a group and I saved it up immediately just because it was really easy to make. The whole process from start to finish was done in flat 20 minutes and I couldn’t wait for it to cool. I gulped down my portion when it was warm – so much for my self-control! – but it tasted really amazing once cold! I have already made this a few times because it is so easy to make and really satisfying too… I urge you to try it at least once…


If you feel the ras is a little bit extra, worry not.. pour into your favorite mug and just enjoy it! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Buraida for a keeper of a recipe… so easy that I couldn’t just ignore it as such!







5 from 1 vote

Instant Rasmalai

Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 litre milk
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A fat pinch saffron
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Crushed pistachios for garnish


  • Bring the milk to heat. Add the condensed milk, sugar, saffron and cardamom and allow the mixture to cook for around 10 minutes till slightly thickened.
  • For the dumplings, in a bowl, mix the milk powder, flour and baking powder well.
  • Whisk the egg slightly and add into the dry ingredients.
  • Using your fingers, slowly bring the mixture together to make a dough. Do not knead, just bring it together to a ball. (refer notes)
  • Make 12 to 15 small flat pattie shapes. Make sure they are small and flat, since if it is bigger and thicker, it will take time to cook.
  • Add into the boiling milk and cook for around 8-10 minutes, flipping slowly halfway through.
  • Switch off and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold, sprinkled with a generous serving of crushed pistachios.


If you feel your dough is not coming together after adding the egg, add milk by a tablespoon till it forms a ball.
Do not knead, otherwise the balls will become hard upon cooking.

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  1. I too make this with milk powder and have it in my drafts ,but not happy with my photography…Hoping to bring it to the blog as soon as possible with better images.This looks too good..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Being happy with the photographs is sometimes really tough! Thank you so much dear…

  2. Beautiful clicks Sweetie. That reddish brown back drop looks so apt with the mild yellow Ras Malai.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya…

  3. Ennike vaiya… my mouth is just overflowing right now… looks superb… adipoli ayittunde

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  4. yumm….. I always stay away from making indian sweets as they seem to take so much time πŸ˜› this one have to try some time isha allah

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… the same reason I have too! Thank you so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  5. Seems like the Pakistani version of rasmalai using eggs and milk powder..looks delicious ..lovely clicks

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am not sure of that, but after all it’s rasmalai! Thank you so much Gloria…

  6. 5 stars
    Assalamu Alaikum:
    Tried this today and it was excellent. It almost tasted like the ones we buy at the restaurants here in New York City. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah! Thank you so much for trying and sharing your feedback… I am so glad that you loved it!

  7. I very wary of trying shortcuts πŸ˜€ Not a fan of this, but I can eat rasgollas! ;-P Will this work for that?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… me too but if it works, then why not! πŸ˜‰ I guess it would… maybe you just boil them in some sugar water…

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