Rasgulla (also spelled Rasgula, Rassogolla) is popular milk (soft cheese) based indian dessert. Literally, rasgullas are spherical fresh cheese balls in sugar syrup. Contrary to popular belief, rasgulla are originally from Orissa not Bengal. However, Bengali chefs are credited for perfecting the recipe and spreading it throughout the Indian subcontinent. For example, in Nepal, it is commonly known as rasbari.
Rasgulla also serves as a precursor to many other Indian desserts such as rasmalai, cham cham, kheer sagar etc. The given recipe is a basic guide to make Rasgullas from scratch. Some also add semolina to firmly hold fresh cheese together in the spherical shape.