Ricotta Rasmalai

I started cooking much more and looking for quick and easy recipes soon after I moved to the US, 40 something years ago! One of the easiest dessert recipes I came across back then was Rasmali made with ricotta cheese.  I’ve found that it is easy to pair with Indian or Western food.

It’s a simple summer dessert as it is light and also delicious with strawberries, blueberries or peaches. Depending on your preference you can vary the amount of sugar that you use.  It is also a great recipe to make in advance as it is best eaten chilled.



16 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese

3/4 – 1  cup sugar

1-2 cups half and half

chopped almonds for garnish

Fruit (optional)



Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the ricotta cheese with the sugar. Spread in a 8″ x 8″ pyrex dish or cake pan.


Bake for 45 minutes till it is light brown.


Cool. Cut into squares and add the half and half. Refrigerate.

Serve with chopped almonds and fruit if desired.

One response to “Ricotta Rasmalai

  1. Semine Rao

    Thanks Viji Atha 😃

    Sent from my iPhone


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