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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beetroot Rasgulla - Virtual Party For Viji

I am so happy today is my best buddies b'day and am so happy for her. She is a wonderful blogger and a very kind hearted person who is one of those close friends who encourage me and motivate me to always . Its her kindness which attracted me in the first place when i first met her through SNC . She was is a very enthusiastic blogger  and I love her cooking style a lot. You know whom am talking about  its Viji of Viruthu unna vanga :). Wish you a many more happy returns viji am so glad to be a part of this virtual party in which few of our mutual friends bring some delicious recipes to celebrate the day together . Am dedicating this post for viji's b'day and I wish her many more happy returns to come. 

She is a dessert queen that how we call her as her space is filled with lots of  drool worthy sweets and desserts  and she is an awesome innovator. So today I share a very unique sweet for this sweet person . I still remember how my buddies celebrated my b'day virtually by making mouthwatering breakfast thali and am so glad to be surrounded with such good friends . As it was viji's b'day the frist think struck in my mind is to make the color idli's and chutney again , but i also didn't want to miss the sweet surprise for her so made this Beetroot rasgulla  and Tri color Tiffin Thali which includes tri color idli and tri color chutney .

Indian flag color idli

Beetroot rasgulla was in mind to try for a long time and today I experimented it on this spl occasion . I  make rasgullas often and have tried my hand making rasgullas with fruits But this was the first I tried with veggie :) and so happy that it turned super yumm and they look absolutely gorgeous don't they :P So here comes the recipe of this innovative rasgulla with a veggie.

Innovative rasgulla with veggie


4 cups Whole milk
4 tbsp Lemon juice 
11/2 cups Sugar
1 cup  Beetroot puree ( Boil chopped beetroot in water ,  when done drain the water and blend them in the blender till a smooth paste)
4 cups Water 
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Few drops of Rose essence


  • In heavy bottomed  pan take milk ,bring it to boil and keep stirring to avoid burning of milk from bottom of the pan..
  • Once the milk comes to boil, add the lemon juice and keep stirring.
  • Put the flame in low and cook for few seconds until the milk curdles and is separated from the whey . Turn off the flame.
  • Pour this curdled milk to the already lined muslin cloth over a strainer,squeeze out all the whey water and rinse the milk solids/paneer under  cold water once to remove the lemon flavor in it and squeeze out the water as much as possible.
  • Place a heavy weight over the drained milk solids/paneer to squeeze out the water completely.
  • Take the paneer in a plate  and knead it well for few minutes until they turns soft and comes together.
  •  Divide them to medium sized balls and roll them without any cracks.
  • Boil the water in a  heavy bottomed pan, add the sugar,cardamom powder and  Beetroot puree,bring this to boil after the sugar dissolves, turn of the flame and strain them in strainer if using a plastic strainer wait till the syrup cools down a bit .
  • After straining them again put them in a heavy boycotted pan and at them boil. 
  • Add the prepared paneer balls to the  boiling syrup. Cover it with a lid , simmer and cook for 15-20 mins.
  • After 20 mins turn off the heat and let the rasgullas be covered for 10 mins . 
  • After they cool down completely you can refrigerator them , or have them as it.


If you see some frothy layer coming while the paneer balls are cooking in syrup just remove them as much as you can using a ladle .


  1. Such a yummy treat for viji.Tri color idly idea is awesome manju.

  2. Yummy yummy .bookmarked the words for her.super treat

  3. Wow.. Wat a treat for a buddy. im sure viji must be overwhelmed.. Drooling at those beetroot rasgullas wat a sight it is..

  4. Yummy Recipe...Such a colorful it

  5. Interesting & Tempting recipe!

  6. Beautiful clicks and a very innovative recipe. Looks inviting and delicious.

  7. wow what a eye pleasing treat for Viji!

  8. what a colourful treat.. So creative rasagullas.

  9. May your friend have a great birthday!!
    Rasgullas look great so does the tricolour Idlis and chutneys!!

  10. a different try with rasgullas.. like its color.. so vibrant.. lovely clicks.. perfect recipes for viji.. :)

  11. Wow rasagullas made healthier

  12. what a treat this is!!! so good...

  13. Very beautiful clicks dear... Superb work.

  14. What a pretty and imaginative sweet :)

  15. Brilliant colored rasgullas,and tricolored idlis...definitely its a real virtual treat for viji....Love your pic's as usual manju :) Keep rocking

  16. Wow... what an awesome platter with spongy and pinky rasgullas and tri color idli... Omg! Thank you so much for your wishes da Manju, I don't know whether am deserve for this... I have no words da seriously, am really very proud and blessed to have such lovable most lovable friends...:) <3 n wat an color n texture of the rasgulla... more tempting and idli platter vaa vaa solluthu... Thanks bunch da Manju... :)

  17. They look fabulous! :) perfecto dear!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous, just loving it..

  19. Fantastic the vibrant colour!!

  20. Wow awesome loved it very nice treat for viji

  21. Awesome dessert Manju too beautiful and totally can steal anyone's attention and taste buds. Lovely write up and so true about Vk... Perfect virtual treat for Viji and love all ur clicks. Hats off true Manju style

  22. wow, very innovative and awesome dessert, simply superb and a wonderful treat for Viji...

  23. very innovative and delicious its vibrant color...such a lovely treat with eye catchy pics and presentation..too good manju :)

  24. Manju.... awesome... this looks so tempting and lovely...

  25. Never heard of a beetroot rasagulla.lovely clicks too :)


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