Saturday, November 14, 2020

Diwali Sweets (II)


And we continue eating.....

I made this Bengali sweet for the first time. I used to buy it, but now there is no place near me where I can find is delicious

Bengali Malai Chop

250 grams of ricotta well drained. I place it in a kitchen towel, and dried it very well.

3 tablespoons of flour

for the syrup

1.5 cups of sugar

3 cups of water

1 cardamom crushed

few drops of rose water

Boil everything until the sugar is dissolved. 

Mix and knead very well the ricotta with the flour for at least 7 minutes; thus, you avoid cracks when cooking them. Make a roll and cut them in pieces. Shape them in oval.

Boil them in the syrup for 7 minutes each side at medium high heat. Turn it off, and leave them in the syrup for 1 hour. 

The filling is usually a saffron cream. However, I had some leftover of pistachio filling from another pastry (pista kaju roll). I made some vanilla custard, and mix it with the pistachio and made my sweet. ENJOY!

I made again Pista Kaju roll we love it!

and of course....we love Rasmalai



  1. They are exotic and so yummy! So diwali is all about sweets and desserts?

    1. Diwali is all about sweets, but you have salty dishes too that I will post next week....sweets because life is sweet, and because the good defeated the evil....take care!

    2. Thanks! And I look forward to the savoury treats next week :-))