One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Indian sweet consisting of a ball of paneer (curd cheese) cooked in syrup.
- ‘Milk is also used as a sweetmeat ingredient, especially for sandesh and rasgullas, in the form of fresh curd cheese (chhenna).’
- ‘Here Indians don't always come from India, the Brahmins are Brahmins at all and the Bengals have never tasted a rasgulla.’
- ‘A good lunch with fish curry and juicy rasgullas will make our Bengal tiger regain his form.’
- ‘Or they would come and whip up a magical meal ranging from kathi kebabs to a main meal of meats and vegetables, right down to rasmalai and rasgulla.’
- ‘The preference list charts out varieties of perishable items - flower baskets, bouquets, rasgullas, cashews, walnuts and raisins.’
From Hindi rasgullā, from ras ‘juice’ + gullā ‘ball’.
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