Palkova is a traditional Indian sweet. When we say Srivilliputhur, the first thing that strikes our mind is Palkova. They have the best Palkova. Sriviliputhur is a small town in TamilNadu. Never miss this sweet if you visit this place. It is very famous for Temples too.
It is little time consuming but worth the time. It is definitely easy to make if you have patience. One litre milk will yield 280 gms to 300 gms Palkova. Try to use the same amount of ingredients to get the best result. I didn’t try this recipe for so many years since the process is long and thought I won’t be able to achieve the taste but trust me anyone can make hotel style Palkova with simple ingredients. Cook the entire process in medium heat.
It offers a rich source of calcium and essential for healthy bones and teeth. It has vitamin D which is also beneficial for bone health. This is also known as King of Milk sweets which melts in your mouth.
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Tips to make perfect Palkova:
Boil full-fat Milk until it gets condensed to a thick paste by stirring in between. Once in semi-solid form add Sugar. This makes the mixture watery. Keep the flame medium always and keep stirring as often as possible. You can add ghee in between. The mixture will leave the sides of the pan when it is semisolid. It is the right time to remove them from flame and leave it to cool down.
Detailed Palkova recipe:
Take 1-litre milk in a heavy bottom pan and start stirring the milk until semi-solid. use full-fat milk for better taste. I prefer using non-stick so it’s easy to remove the thick that forms on the sides and bottom of the pan.
Note: Stirring in between is very important while making this sweet.
Once it reaches the semi-solid state, add 1/4 cup sugar and mix well. It will become little watery after adding water but you keep stirring.
After the sugar is mixed well, add 2 tsp Ghee and mix well. Once the ghee is added, palkova will form a ball and come in one corner. It is the right time to switch off the flame.
Pal Kova is ready. It will be very soft immediately after switching off the flame but after it is cool down completely, it will come to a grainy texture. That is the real Pal Kova texture.
Enjoy perfect Palkova
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