Bengali Rasgulla - Sponge Rasgulla Recipe - Perfect Recipe, Everything answered

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Sep. 19, 2014

Here, I am with the perfect recipe of Rasgulla for you!! This is ought to be my favorite Indian Sweets.. Ive failed, over 30 times to prepare this, Sigh! Just for you all.. Finally, after 4 months from my first try.. Here, I have the perfect recipe for you all!


Milk 1 Liter
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon ((2



Heat milk, stirring occasionally.

Mix lemon juice with 2 tbsp of water. Line a colander with muslin cloth/dupatta/cheese cloth.

Once, the milk boils, switch off the flame. Wait for 30 seconds, add about ½ of the lemon mixture and stir well. It would start curdling. Add a few more drops and stirring again.

Once the milk is curdled and greenish whey is out. Pass it through the cheese cloth lined colander.

Wash the chenna with some cold water. This will remove the lemony taste and will also help in making soft chenna.

Gather the sides, and lightly squeeze the chenna. Do not apply much pressure. Lightly squeeze. After that, hang this for 30 mins in a kitchen tap or a cupboard.

While the chenna is hanging, take a pot which is wide and is deep. The more the deeper and wider, the better! I took a cooker which is of 3.5l. Any pot works as the lid is not closed.

Add 10-11 cups of water to the cooker and 2 cups* of sugar. Heat that up!

Take the chenna out from the cheesecloth, it should be dry* but moist*. Start kneading this.

Kneading time depends upon the quality of milk. Just knead until it gathers all together, no lumps and bumps are there. And some fat will start releasing, as soon as it starts releasing, stop there and make balls. Make smooth round balls of about 1" diameter.

You would need atleast 4" of sugar syrup in the pot you are cooking and atleast 10" of width. Calculation behind it is, the 1" will expand into 2", and you atleast need 2" more for the rasgulla to swim in the syrup to ensure it is round. The more the height and width, its better!

Now when the syrup is boiling, add the balls into it and cover it. Setup a timer of 15 mins! The water should be continuously vigorously boiling.. I keep the flame on the higher side!

After 5 mins, open the lid once, and stir with utter care. Cover and do the same after 10 mins.

As soon as the timer rings, transfer the rasgullas to a bowl with a good amount of syrup!


After 6-7 hours, it'll be soft, juicy, moist, spongy, it'll hold its shape and will be heavenly! Serve it cold!



Milk - Use Full Cream Fresh Cow Milk for best results.It has to be Pure!

Sugar - Sugar quantity depends upon the pot size. The ratio of sugar water i prefer is 1:5. 

Chenna - It has to be dry but also should have a little amount of moisture. If the chenna is dry, rasgullas will be dry/will dilute with syrup. If it has much of moisture, rasgullas will be flat/dilute/crack.. 

Kneading - Follow this simple rule, knead until it starts leaving the fat/ghee! Once you feel the plate and your hands are getting greasy, make balls and cook!

Rasgulla Size - You can make them smaller or big, its up to you! Ideal size if 1 inch diameter when raw. It'll be double in size when cooked!

Sugar Syrup - You need atleast 4" or more of deepness of sugar syrup in the pot you are using for making this to ensure they remain round while cooking. Pot's width should atleast be 10 inches. 

Sugar Syrup should be continuously boiling while they are cooking!

You can clean the sugar syrup if you want crystal clear sugar syrup. To do so, add 2 tablespoon of milk to boiling sugar syrup. Remove the scum which will float in just another 10 seconds. And then cook the rasgullas.

You can use any pot with a lid. Ideal size of pot for 8 rasgullas: 10 Inch Width 6-8 Inches Height! You can cook upto 10 rasgullas in this big cooker and this much syrup. Sugar syrup can be used again to make these delicacies again. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 269Calories from Fat 37

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 50 mg2.08%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 56 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet