Sonali Bhogle

Ingredients :

For Paneer :
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice dissolved in 1 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Tsp Curd
  • 1 Tbsp Maida (All purpose flour)
  • A pinch of Red Color (Optional)
For Syrup :
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
For Filling / Malai :
  • 1/2 cup of Sweet Mawa / Khoya / Khawa
  • 2-3 tsp of sugar pr  icing sugar.
  • A pinch of saffron soaked in a spoonful of milk (optional)

Method :

Heat Milk and bring it to boil. When it starts boiling, add lemon juice, Add Curd and wait for milk to curdle completely. Then remove from heart and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.After that pour it over a thin cotton cloth and tie it with a tight knot. On straining this milk, what we get is Paneer.Wash this paneer nicely under cold water to remove lemon juice flavor.Now add pinch of red color and knead Paneer for 5-7 minutes to make a smooth dough.Add Maida and knead again for few minutes.Then make oval shaped balls of dough and keep aside.(Note: remember , balls will grow in size when cooked in syrup, so make them small in size , about 1.1/2-2 cm in size.)
Now for making sugar syrup, mix sugar , water and cardamom powder in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add those paneer balls to hot syrup on medium heat and let it cook for 20 minutes with lid partially covered.Once paneer balls are cooked, turn off the gas and let it cool for 1 hour.

Now for Making Malai mixture. Mix khoya and icing sugar and blend in mixture to form a fine thick paste / creamy mixture.

After 1 hour remove paneer balls from sugar syrup , do not squeeze them.Cut each of them horizontally into 2 equal part, spread khoya mixture on one part and put other part on it,Garnish with Silver Foil, chopped pista. Refrigerate for 1 hour and served chilled.

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