(Sweet milk balls)
Ingredients: (10 - 15 rasgullas)
1 litre milk
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or vinegar)
1/2 teaspoon flour (optional)
250g sugar and 1 litre water for the syrup
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
Bring milk to the boil. Sprinkle over lemon juice or vinegar and remove from heat as soon as milk curdles.
Tie remaining white mass in a muslin cloth and squeeze out remaining liquid.
Put white mass in a bowl with the flour, knead until a smooth mixture is obtained. Shape into small balls.
Make syrup. Bring sugar and water to boil. Flavour with powdered cardamoms. Boil till mixture thickens down. (This will take about 15 minutes)
Put in milk balls, reduce heat and allow to simmer till rasgullas become soft and absorb some of the syrup.
Serve cold in small bowls with some syrup.
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.