Hi all.... Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali Celebration. This time, its a Saturday so could celebrate with few gatherings. Made some Rasmalai and Mixture for Sweets and Snacks, decorated home with few lamps and colourful lights. No fire crackers though,.... follow state law!
Coming to the recipes,


  • Ricotta Cheese - 1 lb (at room temperature)
  • Whole milk - 7 or 8 cups
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 to 2 cups
  • MTR Badam Mix - 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron - a big pinch

How to make it:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ricotta cheese and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Fill a non-stick muffin pan with the cheese mixture , about 1 tbsp each. Bake for about 1/2 hour or until set. Tooth pick inserted should come out clean. Be careful not to over heat (Turns brown when over heated). Take out the cakes by inverting the muffin pan onto a cookie sheet. Let it cool.
Meanwhile, In a deep pan, add the milk and bring it to a boil. Let it boil in low flame for about 15 minutes. Add the remaining sugar, MTR mix and Cardamom powder. Boil until the milk becomes little thick. Garnish with saffron. Let it cool.
Drop the cakes carefully into the milk. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Besan flour - 2 cups
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flakes (Poha) - 3/4 cup
  • Peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Cashews - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2tsp + 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - for frying

How to make it:

Heat oil in a deep pan. Mix 1 cup besan flour, 1/2 cup rice flour, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, salt, 1/2 tsp asafoetida with water. It should be in the consistency of a thick batter. Keeping the ladle with holes over the oil, pour little of the mixture and press with another ladle. This makes small round balls. Fry until it turns nice orange colour. Take onto a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Continue doing with the remaining batter.
Oma podi:
Mix 1 cup besan flour, 1/2 cup rice flour, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp asafoetida and salt with little water. Make a soft dough. Take a ball of the dough into a Muruku press with slotted holes as base. Press lightly over the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Take onto a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Crush the oma podi into small pieces.
Fry peanuts, rice flakes and cashew nuts in oil separately. Fry few curry leaves.
In a small bowl, make a mixture of red chilli powder, salt and asafoetida. In a large bowl, mix everything together. Store in an air tight container.

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25 Responses
  1. lata raja Says:

    Hope your deepavali was filled with joy and cheers.May the season's warmth spead much happiness to you and your family through the days to come.
    delicious rasmalai ans crunchy mixture, superb!

  2. happy diwali dear..lovely delights

  3. Unknown Says:

    Yummy Anu...kalakings :))))

  4. Unknown Says:

    Looks really delicious.. yummy recipes..

  5. indosungod Says:

    Delicious rasamalai. The ricotta cheese makes it easy. Hope you had fun.

  6. Rasmalai looks really yummy..gorgeous color...
    Yummy mixture too

  7. Cham Says:

    I got to try the milk mixture with MTR mix :) Looks delicious!

  8. Priya Suresh Says:

    Delicious rasmalai and crispy mixture looks tremendous Anu...

  9. Rasmali and mixture perfect combo:)

  10. Dershana Says:

    Hi Anu, Loved that Rasmalai picture. Adding MTR badam milk mixture sure sounds a nice touch.

  11. Recipeswap Says:

    Hey the rasmalai is so simple to make,thanks for sharing.

  12. vidhas Says:

    Both Rasamalai an Mixture looks yum!! i also made mixture.

  13. gtyuk Says:

    I see that you had a nice diwali :) I love both rasamali and mixture, they look good!

  14. Mmm rasamalai looks yummy. I am drooling here:).

  15. Rasmalai looks so yummy and lovely.

  16. Usha Says:

    Both the rasmalai and mixture look fantastic ! Belated Diwali wishes to you and your family....I make my rasmalai similarly and have a version of my rasamalai on my site...

  17. Chitra Says:

    woow, super.have bm it :) thanks !!

  18. Vibaas Says:

    i shud've visited u around diwali :) looks very very tempting ;-)

  19. Parita Says:

    Rasmalai looks delicious, love the bright saffron color :-)
    Chivda too looks very inviting!

  20. vidhas Says:

    Something is waiting for you!!

  21. Anonymous Says:

    first time in ur space..I hopped looking at ur rasamalai only..they look droolicious

  22. my kitchen Says:

    Mouth watering rasamalai, crunchy mixture

  23. my kitchen Says:

    Mouth watering rasamalai, crunchy mixture.Do visit my blog when u find time

  24. Srikitchen Says:

    wow! looks delicious!

  25. Malar Gandhi Says:

    Hope you had a great diwali, dear. Love rasmalai, looks too good.