Baked rasgulla or Rasogulla (as in Bengali) is a different and unique version of rasgulla. It's creamy, dreamy and extremely delicious. If you like rasgulla, you will love the baked version.
It's more of a combination of rasgulla and ras malai, but baked, and in a fraction of the time. The best thing is that this crowd-pleaser and kid-approved dessert is awesome for any festival and party season. In addition, it takes under 30 minutes to make this awesome sweet.
I have not met a single person who doesn't like rasgulla after tasting it. So if you are looking for something to please everybody in your next get together, make this baked rasgulla. It will be a favourite of the guests for sure.
Why Baked Rasgulla?
Diwali is just around the corner and I bet you have started making plans for your party. Snacks, sweets and delicious spreads are highlights of Diwali get togethers and we all want to serve something unique to our guests.
When we were kids the festivities started quite early. Cleaning the house and decorating it with flowers and lights were done beautifully.
My parents made sure that our house looked beautiful on Diwali day. Lots of sweets and snacks were prepared, bought and tasted.
It was the best time for us kids, we used to get fancy clothes, delicious food and tons of firecrackers to watch and burn.
Fast forward to when we grew up, and moved countries, continents but like everyone abroad, we never forgot to celebrate Diwali.
Maybe we have changed or improvised a few of the original celebration ideas to adapt to the country we are in, but the love for Diwali remains the same.
Why Baked Rasgulla?
Because of our busy life and routine, we are mostly buying ready-made snacks. However, there is no alternate to homemade goods. I have seen that most of us try to make at least a small dessert or snack for the festival.
Baked rasgulla is super duper easy to make. It's fun, a crowd pleaser and best of all, it is semi-homemade. No need to make rasgulla from scratch, just use store-bought ones, top it with some rabri, and bake/broil it. You can chill it in the freezer or serve it warm, it doesn't matter. It will taste good in any case. It's amazing, isn't it?
Ingredients Needed to Make Baked Rasgulla-
Rasgulla- Stored bought canned rasgulla works just fine in this recipe, however, if you want to make them by yourself, check out the recipe here; Rasgulla.
Milk- Whole milk is suitable for any type of Indian sweets and this is no exception.
Condensed Milk- Any brand of store-bought condensed milk can work.
Mawa/Khoya- To thicken the milk and give it a rich taste in less time, mawa is used. You can use store-bought or homemade. If you are in the US, I will suggest buying from stores.
Saffron- For looks and taste both, however, if you don't like to use it, just skip it.
Pistachios- For garnish, do not use salted ones. Always use chopped unsalted pistachio.
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Important Points to Remember-
Don't make the milk mixture too thin. That will ruin the taste with watery content.
Do not make this thick either. Milk has a tendency to thicken after baking or cooking. Thick milk will be tough to create that cloudy texture.
You can use any baking tray for baking, it can be metal, glass or ceramic, your preference.
If you want to serve this cold, chill for 4 hours at least.
Remove/squeeze the sugar syrup from rasgulla before baking.
- 12 Rasgulla
- 1.5 Cups Whole Milk
- 1 Cup Mawa
- 1 Can Condensed milk
- 8-10 Saffron Strands
- ¼ Cup Chopped Pistachio
- Squeeze sugar syrup from rasgulla and arrange them in a baking tray. You can use ceramic or metal, any type of tray.
- Heat milk in a heavy bottom pan. When it starts thickening on medium flame, add grated mawa to it. Mix saffron with the milk.
- Mix it well so that there are no lumps in there.
- Add condensed milk and cook it till the texture looks like rabdi.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F. Pour rabdi/thickened milk over the rasgulla.
- Place the tray inside the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, broil the rasgulla till the upper layer looks a little charred, not blackened. It won't take more than 1 minute.
- Remove from the oven. Let it cool for a while and chill in the fridge. You can serve it warm as well.
- Garnish with pistachio or any other nuts of your choice.
- Enjoy with your friends and family!!!