The ingredients required to make Ras malai are paneer made from 1 liter of milk, 1 liter full cream milk, ½ cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cardamom powder, 4 cups water, 1 cup sugar and ½ cup thinly sliced almonds or pistachios.
Firstly mix the water and 1 cup of sugar in a pan and boil till all the sugar is dissolved. Then knead the Paneer in a platter till very smooth. Make into balls and flatten slightly in the center. When the Paneer balls are made, reheat the syrup to boiling, then simmer and gently drop in the Paneer balls. Cook for 10 minutes. In another pan boil the 1 liter of full cream milk with the 1/2 cup of sugar, till reduced/thickened to 75 per cent of its original volume. Turn off the fire, add the cardamom powder and mix well. Add the syrup soaked Paneer balls to the milk mixture and chill for a few hours. Before serving, garnish with thinly sliced dried fruit.