Palkova /Palgova/ Thirattupal /Thickened Sweetened Milk Sweet


I haven’t posted a sweet dish here in a while; so here goes one, a childhood favorite sweet of mine :-)

A week before, we were just sitting back and enjoying a family movie time, when suddenly my kids & hubby expressed their desire to enjoy something sweet...I always have a special corner for most delicious palkova (milk sweet) and I have been thinking to make this for a while, then I thought, why not I try this one! It would be a nice sunday sweet, though it is little time consuming to make, but its worth all the effort. Making Palkova has always made be nostalgic!!



Palkova /Palgova, a sweet made up of milk and sugar and it's popular all over the state of Tamil Nadu India. It is usually sold wrapped in tiny packets. The uniqueness of this sweet is the taste. Even though it is irresistible, you cannot eat a lot since it is sugary and filling. If you love homemade sweets like me then good news this sweet is perfect and simple to make from scratch. Try it!

Now, lets move into the recipe!


Recipe for Palkova /Palgova /Thirattupal /Thickened Sweetened Milk Sweet

Cook Time : 2 to 3 hours
Serves : 4 Makes about 2 cup

Ingredients :

Whole Milk : 1 Gallon /3.78 liters
Sugar : 2 cup or adjust to your taste
Lemon Juice : 1 tsp
Cardamom Powder : 1/2 tsp
Ghee : 4 tbsp


Method of Preparation : 

1. Heat the milk in a wide thick bottomed pan and bring it to a boil.
2. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low-medium. Stir it once every 5 minutes to make sure that the milk does not stick to the bottom. About an hour and half or so, slowly  milk starts to reduce in volume and you may also notice the slight colour change in the milk. 
3. Let it boil for another 45 minutes; when the colour of the milk changes to slightly yellowish in color. 
4. Add lemon juice and sugar at this point and keep stirring for another15-20 minutes. Keep stirring continuously till the milk get thickened (semi solid consistency)  (Note : Its must to stir continuously, otherwise it will stick to the bottom.)
5. Remove it from the pan, add ghee, stir it well.
6. Optional - Garnish with nuts of choice. Serve and Enjoy!!

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Notes : 
  • If you get raw milk that would be perfect, pasteurized and ultra-pasteurized takes longer to thicken. 
  • When boiling milk you can add steel spoon or small steel bowl to the pan to avoid sticking. It seems to help though that does not completely eliminate the need to stir.
  • It keeps well in the refrigerator covered in wax paper.
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Until next time, Bon Appetit,
Sangeetha

33 comments:

  1. looks so yummy...my sons fav...

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  2. wow...sangee thirattupaal came out really good...wonder presentation yaar...first click was awesome !!!

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  3. Feel like having some rite now, Irresistible palkova.

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  4. That looks so yummy.

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  5. absolutely love this...nice clicks

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  6. lovely dessert....why dnt u send it to the event
    Event :My Diwali My Way

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  7. Nicely done sweet..looks delicious n superb clicks dear

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  8. Woww... perfect and tempting palakova..simply inviting :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  9. looks so yummy click adipoli

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  10. mmmmm..... melt in mouth type. I love this. One of my favorites.

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  11. ente favourite annoo...once i tried this...delicious n very rich sweet! nice click especially the first one!

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  12. Great effort,and loved the clicks!

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  13. loved the first picture sangeetha looks so delicious and loved the presentation....Hope Ur doing well:)

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  14. Super tempting palkova,am drooling over that incredible bowl..

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  15. I can have all of that... Anytime love the traditional method used... Its flavour packed....

    AM visiting your space after a very very long time....

    Cheers
    Sandhya
    (http://www.sandhyas-kitchen.blogspot.com)

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  16. clicks make the palgova very tempting

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  17. wow delicious palkova,the clicks are awesome...

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  18. looks sooo nice-lovely clicks

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  19. Love the clicks sangee,drooling

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  20. I want that terrific hands bowl!

    I do have a question... I have tried and failed to find Ghee in the past. Can you substitute clarified butter instead? I am wanting to give this a try

    And BTW, as always, thank you so much for submitting to eRecipeCards.com You have a terrific body of work building there
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    Dave

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  21. @ Dave, Ghee is a class of clarified butte, so you can use clarified butter for this recipe..Do try and let me know your valuable feedback! and Btw ghee are available in Indian grocery stores or you can even make it at home..for the process,if you like check this http://www.kothiyavunu.com/2009/09/how-to-make-homemade-ghee-with-organic.html..Thank U :)

    Thanks everyone for stopping by and for leaving ur kinds words..Really appreciate it :)

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  22. Love this dish, looks amazing!

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  23. Beautiful dessert.....pictures look awesome.

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  24. Anonymous5:21 AM

    hi to all www.kothiyavunu.comers this is my first post and thought i would say hello to you all -
    speak soon
    garry

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  25. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Hi,may i know why we should add lemon juice??and is the ghee is compulsory as milk is already contains fat??

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    1. Lemon juice is added for couple of reason. This dish will be like tiny thread consistency, so we need to curdle the milk by adding lemon juice to get that right consistency though it's optional if your using pure cow milk it curdles without adding and secondly preparing this dish is very lengthy process by adding lemon juice and you can speed up the process too...Using ghee is optional. If you are using pure cow milk no need to add ghee.

      Hope this helps!
      Sangeetha

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  26. Beautiful click love the way the hand is holding the palkova so creative.

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  27. Hey.. First try and came out well.. Thanks

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  28. Was my first try and came out well.. Thanks :)

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    1. You're most welcome! I am so glad it worked out for you! Thanks a lot for trying them and also for the comment :)

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  29. More interesting to make palkova

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