Kesari Angoori Rabri...!!!

Author: Siddhi Shirsat // Category: ,

This "Angoori Rabri"  is a famous sweet from north india. It consists of puffed up paneer balls immersed in rabri, this balls are called "Angoors' which means grapes in hindi.This paneer balls are as small as grapes so i guess they are called angoors  .Though this sweet is very similar to bengali rasmalai, i have no idea in which state of north india did this sweet originate.I had it for the first time in Amritsar, where i had gone for a college tour with my friends couple of years back.Amritsar is a superb city,we loved staying there and i would love to go there anytime.In Amritsar my visit to the Golden Temple was the most memorable one...its one of the most beautiful temple , where you will feel very peaceful and you wont feel like leaving the place...i had a similar experience .Well now coming back to where i had my first encounter with this kewl dessert.I and few of my friends were just having a walk at night after our dinner in one of the city lanes of Amritsar, as we had loved the place and we came across a famous sweet shop there, my friends wanted to have some dessert so we went there.I was not in mood of having any dessert, but my friends forced me to take it as they said its very tasty.Good that they forced me or else i would miss one of the best desserts .I had loved this concept of angoori rabri, and as per my habit of experimenting i decided to give it a self try soon.So when i was back home i  made it  for my parents and they liked it a lot and it grabbed the topmost position inthe  list of desserts at my place.Its perfect dessert to serve some special guest after dinner instead of our regular desserts for a change.I made it exactly similar to what we had it there, so i used a bit of food colour to make the balls look orange. If u like rasgullas or rasmalai or rabri then go ahead and try this surely.

  • 1 cup fresh chenna(Fresh soft paneer/cottage cheese)
  • 1 n 1/2 litre whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced dryfruits( cashewnuts,almonds,pista and charoli nuts)
  • few saffron strands
  • 2 tea spoon kesar-elaichi syrup(saffron-cardamom syrup)
  • pinch of orange food colour(optional)


Take the fresh chenna and kned it well for some time.Then mix little orange colour in it and kned it again.Now make small smooth and firm round balls of it and keep.Take 3 cups of water in a vessel and add 1/2 cup sugar to it and heat it till the mixture starts boiling.Keep high flame and add the chenna balls one by one slowly.Sprinkle some cold water and close the lid partially.Cook it similar to rasgullas.You can cheack for  more details here.Cook them for 15 mins and then let them cool in the syrup,angoors are ready.

Soak the saffron stands in 2 table spoon milk for 30 mins.Now take a thick bottomed vessel and boil the milk in it.When it starts boiling reduce the flame and keep on stirring till the milk reduces to almost half.If the cream gets sticked to the sides remove it with the help of ladder and mix with cooking milk.When the milk is reduced to half add sugar and saffron milk.Adjust sugar to your taste.Stir it and cook till it reduces to almost 40%.Milk will take almost 50 mins to reduce to such consistency.Now add the kesar-elaichi syrup and dry fruits and remove from flame.Rabri is ready.

Let the rabri get cooled.Now take the cooled angoors and press each of it gently  and remove all the sugar syrup from them.Then put them in rabri and garnish with remaining dryfruits.Refrigerate this rabri with angoors for atleast 2 hours before serving and then serve it.

Tastes best when served chilled.

Preparation Time: 1 hour.

NOTE: To  make chenna, boil milk and then add vinegar or lemon juice to it and countinue boiling it.When the milk will get fully curdled, strain it and keep it tied in muslin cloth so that all the water is drained out.

I am sending this to Jagrutis event Joyful Eating Whilst Traveling.As there is a rule for the participation of the event that a pic must be posted of the visited place where i had this dish, so i am posting a pic of the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar.We had visited it early foggy morning in the month of jan when the temp over there was almost 2 deg, so the pic is not that clear.



35 Responses to "Kesari Angoori Rabri...!!!"

Preeti Kashyap Says :
April 29, 2010 at 12:56 AM

My fav sweet...looks yummy!

divya Says :
April 29, 2010 at 1:30 AM

Colorful and yummy dish..Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!!

Gita Jaishankar Says :
April 29, 2010 at 1:31 AM

Wow this sweet looks too tempting Siddhi...lovely clicks :)

Cool Lassi(e) Says :
April 29, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Bookmarked! Don't be surprised it this turns out in my blog under the "recipe replica" edition. It looks so colorful! And what is chenna? Is it besan flour? Can maida be used?Please let me know where it can be obtained. I need to know. Says :
April 29, 2010 at 2:24 AM

Beautiful dessert.Looks mouthwatering ,Nice presentation too.

PranisKitchen Says :
April 29, 2010 at 2:34 AM

sidhi first of al thanks for introducing such a delicious sweet dish..
looks so tempting..very new to me.sure will try this.. bookmarking the recipe..
the chenna is the hindi name of paneeer?

My cooking experiments Says :
April 29, 2010 at 2:46 AM

Beautiful color and look yum.Thanks for posting.

Swapna Sree Says :
April 29, 2010 at 3:08 AM

woow!!!!looks beautiful and yum....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal Says :
April 29, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Wow, the click is so well. Very tempting. I have heard of it but never had it before.

Nithu Bala Says :
April 29, 2010 at 6:33 AM

Dear Siddhi, this sweet is too colorful and delicious..thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe..

Soma Pradhan Says :
April 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Hey Lovely Recipe dear...I like this too...sometimes get in office cafetaria

Sukanya Says :
April 29, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Looks so tempting!!!! I will surely attempt to make this exotic sweet. Lovely clicks!!!!!

Hamaree Rasoi Says :
April 29, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Oh I almost forgot how I used to love this sweet dish. Those days were too nostalgic....Beautiful colour and tempting colour also
Hamaree Rasoi

Ms.Chitchat Says :
April 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM

I used to love this dish,ur version looks too tempting, bookmarked.

Swathi Says :
April 29, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Nice colored dessert. I will try to make them some time.

sangeeta Says :
April 29, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Wow ...Amritsar brings fond memories for me too.......this angoori rabdi is my favorite too...
It is called chena payesh in bengali and the balls are smaller ....i so want to make it just now.

Sushma Mallya Says :
April 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM

beautiful sweet dish, loved it siddhi...

SathyaSridhar Says :
April 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

wooow,,,soo colourful dessert n very rich n creamy dear,,,

Padhu Says :
April 29, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Dessert looks so tempting!!

Priya Says :
April 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Omg, Siddhi am inviting myself to ur place, irresistible rabri...truly makes me drool..

kamala Says :
April 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Looks so tempting and colourful.

priya Says :
April 29, 2010 at 4:07 PM

tempting and interesting, dear

April 29, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Beautiful color and looks delicious dear...

Usha Says :
April 30, 2010 at 1:13 AM

Looks tempting and delicious !

Hari Chandana Says :
April 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

mouth watering dish dear.. looks inviting.. :)

Jagruti Says :
May 1, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Hey Sidhhi just making me drool this dish..yours looks just awesome..It's been quite a long time since I made daughter loves the foodcolour you used I'm typing I can see 4 dishes..Rabri, Rasgulla,Kesri phirni and rasmalai..;-))killing me..thanks for sending..

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ Says :
May 1, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Deliciously delightfull, u have a lovely new look too:-)

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J Says :
May 1, 2010 at 1:58 AM


kitchen queen Says :
May 1, 2010 at 11:33 PM

tempting mouth watering and inviting.

Cooking Foodie Says :
May 5, 2010 at 2:42 PM

ohh yum... and beautiful pictures too

pixie belle Says :
November 18, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Chenna is more like paneer. U just have to add lemon into boiling milk as given in d recipe above. Maida etc aren't needed . Hope dz helps.

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