Apr 30, 2013

Palkova/Theratti Pal - Celebrating 50th Post !!

Yay!!! This is my 50th post and I’m very happy to be a part of blogger’s world..I have learnt many things within this short period and I’m also looking forward to learn and improve myself. So celebrating this post with a sweet..

Coming to this recipe.. It is Palkova in all other languauges where as we tamilians call it Therrati Pal. This is also most common festive recipes and easy to make. This method is the most traditional method followed. . The Ingredients are very simple available easily in all homes, but it needs patience as it takes an hour to get ready.

Ingredients :

Milk – 1.5 litres
Sugar – 180gms
Cardamom powder – a pinch


Heat milk in a deep bottomed vessel (as it might tend to overflow). As it boils and comes up, lower the flame and keep stirring to avoid burning of milk at the bottom.

As it boils we can see the cream layer at the top. Keep mixing that layer well until the milk shrinks to ¼ of its original quantity. This takes an hour approximately.

After half an hour more, we can observe that the milk gets thickened and has a coarse consistency (almost similar to crumbled paneer). Now add sugar , cardamom powder and mix it. Keep stirring for around 10 to 15 minutes.

Once it is done, switch off the stove and take it into a serving bowl immediately. It tends harden over time. 

Store in a air tight container and can be refrigerated to stay longer.

My Notes :

  • We have to keep on stirring the milk so that the milk doesn't flow out and doesn't get burnt at the bottom.
  • After the stove is swtiched off, take care that the dish is immediately taken into a serving bowl otherwise it will stick to the bowl and harden with time.