- Sugar 1 cup • 470 kcal
- Water 1 cup
- rose water/ essence 2 teaspoons , divided
- Cottage cheese 150g soft (paneer)
- Flour 2 tablespoons
- A pinch of baking soda
- Water 1½ tablespoons
- Oil for frying
You must try out this super delectable Indian dessert preparation. In fact, this dessert is of great significance for the Indian community and culture. Usually, khoya (mawa) is required to prepare this dish but this cottage cheese version is quite convenient to prepare.
In a saucepan boil 1 cup of sugar with a cup of water until the mixture turns slightly sticky. Finely crumble the cottage cheese until it is nicely done. Add the flour, baking soda, a teaspoon of rose water to the mixture and then just gather the paneer mixture slightly.
Now, very lightly try to only gather the mixture into a smooth dough with 1½ tablespoons of water. Try to not knead the dough. Keep it aside for 10 minutes. Roll small sections of this dough into small balls without applying any pressure until a smooth walnut sized ball is formed.
The dough balls should not have any cracks on it. Repeat this with all the dough mixture. Heat the oil for frying. Now, turn the flame to low to medium temperature and then slowly add the balls to the hot oil. Fry the balls until they are light brown in color on all sides. Add rose water to the sugar syrup and then soak the fried balls in warm sugar syrup for at least 2 hours so that the balls absorb the syrup well.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Make sure that there are no cracks on the dough balls. Do not knead the dough. Let the balls soak in the warm syrup for ample time. Do not cook the sugar syrup to a thick consistency.
Nutritional information (per serving): 121 Calories, 2.9g Total fat (0.3g Saturated fat, 0.8g Polyunsaturated fat, 1.7g Monounsaturated fat), 2.1mg Cholesterol, 96.4mg Sodium, 8.5mg Potassium, 21.8g Total carbohydrates (0g Dietary fiber, 20.2g Sugars), 3.2g Protein