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Palkova Recipe in 15 Minutes

Palkova is a traditional sweet recipe from Tamil Nadu. It is just thickened milk sweetened with sugar and served as dessert. It is a very Rich, delicious sweet made for festivals, celebrations.
It is very easy to make palkova at home but it takes lots of time usually. Simmering full fat milk until it becomes thick takes hours and involves a whole lot of stirring. There is also a shortcut method to make this sweet.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert/sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make palkova, palkova recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Harini


  • 400 grams condensed milk full fat
  • 2 tablespoons curd
  • 1 teaspoon ghee


  • Combine condensed milk and ghee in a thick pan
    palkova recipe making
  • Cook in low flame for 5 minutes till the condensed milk starts bubbling.
    palkova recipe making
  • Add 1 tablespoon curd and mix well. Cook for few minutes. if the condensed milj is not fully curdled add the next tablespoon if curd and mix well.
    palkova recipe making
  • By now the condensed milk should have curdled well.
    Keep stirring until the mixture is completely, curdled and grainy like palkova.
    palkova recipe making
  • The palkova turns more grainy on cooling. Cool thoroughly and serve at room temperature
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See step by step detailed recipe for traditional palkova recipe


Serving: 6servings | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1mg