September 1, 2008
Fat-free Quick Rasamalai
I am not a "feed" savvy person and I don't know why I have been tweaking my feed on my blog! and ended up causing a lot more complications than I knew of. I was working on that to set it right, and hopefully it would start working now. Phew!
And I was hoping this weekend being the long one, the posts would slow down, but except me, looks like every other fellow blogger has been pretty active.
On another note, thanks to Dershena of "thefootloosechef" for awarding me with the "A perfect blend of friendship award". Thanks so much for thinking of me Dershena. I will eventually end up adorning my sidebar with it :)
Coming to my recipe for today, I have attempted to make a fat-free version of the quick rasamalai with making the cheese and the milk free of fat. I really could not tell the difference between the one made with full fat ingredients. I am very pleased with the outcome I must say. I did bake the ricotta a little too long, hence the brown edges, if you are careful unlike me, then you can avoid those edges.
And if you are not that finicky about healthy stuff, then substitute with low-fat, or full-fat ingredients. But I don't know why anyone would do that, when this tastes so good :)
Fat- free Quick Rasamalai
Fat-free Ricotta Cheese - 2 cups
Sugar/Splenda - 1 cup
Fat-free half-and-half milk - 2 cups
Slivered almonds and pistachios - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg - A pinch
Saffron - 1/4 tsp crushed
Preheat oven to 375F
With a help of a hand blender mix the ricotta cheese and sugar for two minutes till creamy.
Pour into a greased baking pan or a muffin tray (for individual rounds) and bake for about 30-40 min, or until firm to touch and the knife comes out clean when inserted at the center.
Allow to cool for 30 min before cutting into squares.
Boil the milk, add the nuts, nutmeg, cardamom, and saffron. Allow to cool in the refrigerator until chilled.
Pour the milk over the cut squares of cheese/malai, and let soak for at least an hour before serving.
Since this is baked, it is off to - Hima's Sunday snacks event