Ras Gulla (Indian Cheese Balls in Sugar Syrup )

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a classic and very popular Indian sweet dessert from Bengal made for special occasions and usually served cold. This is a very sweet rich dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring milk to boil and add salt. Remove from heat and add yogurt into it. Stir gently until all the milk curdles. Strain the curdled milk in a thin muslin cloth. Squeeze gently until all the liquid is gone. You now have paneer.
  2. Put the paneer in a large bowl and knead with the palms of your hand until it becomes smooth and soft.
  3. Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and knead a few more minutes. Roll and shape into small balls, the size of a ping-pong ball.
  4. Dissolve the sugar in the water over gentle heat. Set aside half the syrup.
  5. Bring the other half to boil and gently slip in the balls of paneer. Simmer for 10 minutes and then raise the heat, adding a little water to thin the syrup if necessary. The rasgullas are done when the float to the surface.
  6. Drain and put them in the syrup that was set aside.
  7. Sprinkle with rose water.
  8. Serve cold.


Most Helpful

I really wanted this recipe to work, but I couldn't get cheese balls from adding yogurt. I stirred for a while too. Is there some special trick to this?

glitteryfrosting January 15, 2011

well...wanted to make sweets for the expected outpour of diwali guests....made it in large quantity exactly doubled the recipes...and its sure is hit vecause of it is gone already...and no guests yet...well i used readymade paneer instead of curdling the milk..its quick ...easy and no mess..thanks for the post steve

Nisha November 07, 2004

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