Nolen Gurr/ khejur gurr is Date Palm Jaggery that is usually available in India during winter time. It has a very distinct aroma that I absolutely love. That's why khejur gurr rasogolla is also very easily available during the wintertime. It is one of my favorite wintertime desserts of all time :). Nolen Gurr er Rasogolla is an authentic Bengali dessert that is made with homemade Indian cottage cheese balls that are cooked in Date Palm Jaggery syrup. Rasogolla is a pride of Bengal and people wait for wintertime to have date palm jaggery rasogolla or any other desserts made with date palm jaggery to have.
Prep Time: 60 minutes Making Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 15 pieces
Chena or homemade Cottage cheese:
8 cups whole milk (full cream)
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup Khejur Gurr / Date Palm Jaggery
6 cups water
First, prepare the chena (cottage cheese) by boiling the milk in a heavy bottom pan and curdling the milk with vinegar, and drain it completely.
Rinse the chena / cottage cheese with cold water.
Hang it or cover it with a towel for 30 minutes to dry the excess water.
After 30 minutes, start to knead the Chena for 5 minutes.
Until the chena is smooth in texture.
Then, take small balls of chena and make round balls.
In the meantime, in a deep wide bowl, add water, sugar, and khejur gurr / Date palm jaggery and boil for 5 mins.
Then add round chena balls and boil for 15 minutes in sugar syrup with the lid on.
Flip them carefully and cook for another 15 mins.
Turn off the heat and keep it aside until it cools completely.
Enjoy yummy khejur gurr rasogolla!