Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kesari Rajbhog

 Kesari Rajbhog is a tradition Bengali Sweet. These Juicy Rasgullas are soaked in saffron flavored sugar syrup and they stuffed with dry fruits , nuts , mawa ( kova in tamil).They are so delicious and mouthwatering. 
This recipe is adopted from Chef Sanjeev Kapoors website


Fresh Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 250gm
Semolina - 1 TSP
Pistachios - 12-15
Almonds - 6-8
Kova - 3 TBLS
Cardamom powder - 1/2 TSP
Rose Syrup - 2 TSP
Sugar - 4-5 Cups
Saffron - 7-8 Strands



How to make Rasgullas:
  •  Knead the fresh paneer till it is smooth .
  • Add flour and semolina and knead again and divide it into 12 equal potions.
  • Blanch the Almonds and Pistachios , peel the skin and chop them fine.
  • Now combine Kova , Cardamom powder , rose water and chopped nuts .
  • Knead them and form a 12 equal size balls.
  • Now stuff the kova in the potion of paneer and set aside.
How to Make saffron flavored Sugar Syrup:
  • In a heavy bottom pan , combine sugar and 31/2 cups of water.
  • Bring it to boil and make a thin sugar syrup.
  • Add Saffron.
How to make Kesari Rajbhog:
  • Gently add the stuffed paneer balls in the boiling sugar syrup.
  • Cook it for four to five minutes in high heat.
  • Again add quarter cup hot water and continue to cook on high heat till they are double in size.
  • Remove from heat and keep them in enough amount of sugar syrup.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled

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  1. absolutely yummy... looks super tempting...

  2. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful raj bhog;

  3. Amazing it looks@ Mouth-watering to me, I'm not a sweet-fan though :) Super duper one...

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  4. Raj bhog has always been one of my favs. Yummy clicks. I wish I was there to help myself to some of those :) wish u a happy Diwali in advance

  5. Thank you Everyone for the lovely comments..