How Many Calories Are There in a Rasgulla & Does It Have Any Health Benefits
Rasgulla is a popular Indian dessert of Oriya and Bengali cuisine. Spongy and soft Rasgullas are prepared from a kind of cottage cheese known as Chhena, semolina dough, and thin sugar syrup which contains cardamom powder and rose water. Chhena is mixed with a small of amount of semolina dough and kneaded. This mixture is then rolled into small balls and boiled in a thin sugar syrup solution until the syrup permeates the balls. Rasgullas are garnished with Almonds, Saffron strands, and Pistachios when they are ready to serve. Traditionally, it sold inside clay pots but nowadays Rasgullas are available in cans. Rasagollas are usually served at room temperature or colder.
Rasgullas are prepared from milk and hence they are naturally rich in protein and calcium. Canned Rasgullas are made from Chenna and hence they are much lower in calories than those prepared from Khoya. Milk based sweet is good for health since it is rich in protein, calcium and also contains less fat compared to ghee based sweets. Use Paneer (cottage cheese) made from cow’s milk as it is softer in texture. Also, cow’s milk is lower in fat.
No frying is involved in the preparation of Rasgulla and the sugar syrup used is also thin in consistency. Hence, it is less concentrated in calories. Since Rasgullas are healthier and lighter to eat than most of the other Indian sweets, you can consume two to three Rasgullas in one serving. Since it is served in sugar syrup, you should consume Rasgullas in moderation to cut down the sugar and calories.
Calories in Rasgulla are as given below in the table