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


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always love to find new people and see what they are up to. I will be back:D

  2. Wow, delicious rasmalai, that too fat free! Great job Divya!

  3. Love rasmalai, great when it is fat free sweet :) I can finnish the bowl without guilt!

  4. made my day :) .....thanks for this recipe....have been looking for the easiest rasmalai recipe...and now you have given me the easiest one that too a fat free version...

  5. yummy! looks delicious! :-)

  6. Divya, I loveeee rasmalai and had my fill -full on fat, frm a famous bengali methai store while on vacation! But ur fat-free version looks just superb n mouthwatering, wd surely try it...(BTW loved glancing thru all the yum food-u click so well-tks for ur comment at my space!!)

  7. looks so delicious! Guess I also neeed to try a fatfree ricotta rasmalai version. The one I made last time was tasty, but was too rich.

  8. Rasmalai wow looks welcoming. Iam going to try this very soon.

  9. Hey Divya,rasmalai looks delicious...I posted my recipe for rasmalai too recently:)

    Co incidentally I was thinking the same thing today,that even over the long weekend lots of fellow bloggers have been busy with their posts,I only just got around to posting mine:)

  10. THat looks delicious Divya.. For some reason the baked Ricotta rasmalai recipe didn't work for me before.. i felt like it didn't absorb the flavours of the rabdi.. But i want to try this yet again because it looks yummo.

  11. This sounds delicious! I love creamy and nutty desserts :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  12. Baked Rasmalai..looks yum ..and I like the brown edges ;)...very gud try :)

  13. Thanks for such a sweet entry divya.

  14. hmm...rasmalai made with ricotta cheese! sounds good to me...will try it out soon and let you know

  15. I remember having seen the recipe then, whe you posted it. Looks lovely! Now, i have one question: what is fat free half and half. I got to know (though blogging:))tht half and half means half cream and half milk. Now I wonder what fat free half and half could mean? I will have to find an appropriate replacement for this if only i knew what that is? Thanks a lot!

  16. oh! I just see that I also left a comment then.

  17. PG - Good question. I just checked my carton, and it lists Ingredients as Non-Fat milk, Corn syrup, Cream and a whole bunch of other ingredients. One serving (30 ml) has about 20 calories and no calories from fat.
    I don't know how they make it fat free, but it works.
    Other alternatives could be mixing two different types of fat-free milk/cream by yourself or even better would be "Fat free Evaporated milk" which is basically Condensed milk minus the sugar, so it is not as gooey as the latter. Hope that helps PG!

  18. Thanks a lot anudivya! I was also thinking on those lines of using evaporated milk. Right now we have had enough of sweets, but i will surely try it with fat free ricotta once the craving for sweeets come back. :) I had tried rasmalai with regular ricotta and hubby and me found it to be too creamy or call it fatty!

  19. AnonymousJuly 08, 2012

    Do u know how many calories in one piece?


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