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!!