Shital's-Kitchen: Malai Chop

Monday, August 25, 2014

Malai Chop

Bengali sweets are so liked by my family. They are my husband's favorite sweets. Bengal, an eastern state of India is well know for their Rasgullas or Roshogullas which means cottage cheese balls cooked in sugar syrup. There are so many variations of this recipe to make delicious and mouthwatering sweets. Malai Sandwich, Mughal-E-Azam, Chum Chum, Rajbhog, and many more arise from the same basic recipe. Malai chop is also one of the variation of everyone's favorite Rasgulla. Soft, cylindrically shaped Rasgulla is lathered with sweetened whipped cream and garnished with nuts.

With so many festivals coming up, I am sure you would have many occasions to try this out for your family.

This recipe makes 7 large Malai Chops
Boil 4 cups of milk in a heavy bottom pan. Add around 1 to 2 tbsp. lime juice for milk to curdle. Turn of the heat. Strain in a strainer lined with cheese cloth or a muslin cloth. Rinse freshly made cottage cheese with cold water and wring it well. Keep it hung for around 30 minutes to get rid of excess water.

After 30 minutes, remove fresh cottage cheese on a plate. Cottage cheese/ Paneer should be dry and crumbly. Knead it with your palm for 5-7 minutes to form a soft dough.

Divide into 7 equal parts and make smooth, slightly flattened cylinders.

Boil 1+1/2 cup sugar with 4 cups water into a pressure cooker.
Add paneer cylinders into boiling syrup. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat till you hear a whistle blow. Turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker cool before opening the lid.
Remove each cooked Paneer cylinder in a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 4-5 hours or a day.

Whip 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream with 2 tbsp powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
You could also add rose extract with some red food color.
You could also use pineapple or orange extract as a variation.

Gently apply whipped cream over each chilled malai chop. Garnish with saffron dissolved milk and slivered pistachios and almonds.

Cover and refrigerate them for and hour.

Wishing everyone Happy Festivities!!


  1. I hv gone through just few of ur recipes coz of lack of time
    Bt ur recipes r gud and seems easy to make..ill surely try nd will let u knw hw it turned out..thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks a lot Ashu. Yes, please let me know how it turns out. You could also share the picture on my facebook page.

  2. Where do you buy saffron from in bay area?

    1. Any Indian Grocery store. Mostly New India Bazaar.

  3. Hi which cream you use its normal or cake one