Custard apple or sitaphal is known the world over for its health benefits, it is rich in vitamin C and nutrients like potassium and magnesium, in India as well it has been consumed for ages and many people also use it for religious purposes. Custard apple is high inenergy, an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6, and provides vitamin B2, B3B5, B9, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium in fair quantities. The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white to light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard and that’s why it is called custard apple. In India it is known by its various names like ata in Odia and Bengali , sharifa in Hindi and Punjabi, Sitaphal in Marathi, Gujrati and Hindi also.


Rasmalai , thesoft and spongy cottage cheese balls in dry fruit laced saffron flavored creamy milk rabri is the most preferred sweets out of all other sweets. Though it is known as a Bengali sweet, Ras Malai is a dessert is believed to have originated in Odisha and it is one of the most famous dessert of our state. Homemade rasmalai is usually made from chena( soft paneer) and dropped onto simmering cardamom flavored milk. Normal chena is not used in making rasmalai. Rasmalai is of two types : sugary white or kesari yellow. I have tried these recipes in…

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