1 cup powdered milk
1 litre (4 cups) milk
2-3 tbsp. sugar (according to your taste)
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Seeds of 1-2 cardamom *(see note)
Sliced pistachios or sliced almonds (or both) optional
*Note: If you can't find cardamom seeds, use 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder.
Combine the powdered milk, oil, baking powder and egg. Mix it throughly until it forms a dough. Make small "malai" balls out of it and flatten them a bit.
Next, boil the milk with the cardamom seeds (or cardamom powder, if using) and sugar (the amount of sugar is up to your taste, you can add more or even less than the amount given). Start adding the malai balls one by one. When the balls start rising a bit, reduce the heat and let them cook for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and place in serving dish. Serve "Ras Malai" chilled, and if desired garnish with sliced pistaschios or sliced almonds or a combination of both.
Makes 5 to 6 servings.
Source: My Lovely Mom
Submitted By: Ayisha Ferhan
Date: April 10, 2005