Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thirattipal (Milk Sweet)

Thirattipal or palgova is a very rich and delightful preparation using milk and sugar. It is a time-consuming peparation no-doubt , but the end result is something to savour for a long time. A few of my friends use curd to coagulate the milk and then proceed making the sweet ,to each his own!
My hubby's granny who was holidaying with us last month is an expert in making this sweet. Before she left for her home, I set out making the sweet under her watchful eyes with adequate help from my mom-in-law (who joined us for a few days) and a whole lot of help from my hubby (to dig in) !!
The sweet can also be made in microwave, which is a lot easier and i heard tasty too- am yet to try that out, will keep you posted ! The dish requires a very few ingredients - milk, sugar,elaichii (optional) but it requires your full attention during the making; else the bottom of the pan may get browned n scorched giving the sweet a burnt taste. We made a big batch of the sweet using 3 litres of milk - i have given the recipe for 1 litre. You can garnish with nuts for the added effect !



  •  Other ways you can enjoy this scrumptious sweet -- sandwich spread, stuffing for rotis or even pizza topping !





What goes:-
  • Milk - 1 litre
  • Sugar - 175 gm -to taste
  • Cardamom - optional
  • Nuts - Pistachios/Almonds (for garnish/optional)
How:-
Use a thick bottomed pan for making the sweet. Pour the milk and bring it to a boil. Now bring the flame to low/middle and allow it to simmer. Let the quantity reduce to half of the inital quantity. Now add sugar and and mix well.




Let the mix continue to simmer till it thickens. It takes a good 30-40 minutes.Give it a stir every now and then, to prevent browning of the pan bottom. Also scraping off the sides once in a while adds to the thickening and intensifies the taste.




You can see how the milk and sugar change colour and starts to thicken !Once the mix reaches a halwa like consistency, add elaichi if required and then switch off flame. 




The sweet is ready for devouring !




This yum sweet goes to Aipi's Bookmarked Recipes-Tuesday & Kankana's Hearth &Soul Blog Hop #43
Hearth and Soul Hop at Sunshine and Smile

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely yummy. But for doing on stove top it requires the patience of a saint. I make it quick in microwave. do try it out. makes life more easier.

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  2. @ Radhika- u r right, will try MW version very soon !

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  3. This looks so delicious..worth all that effort!

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  4. I bet the end result is totally worth the whole effort u put in:-) Looks so delicious ..

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  5. with just 3 ingredients this sounds yummy and worthwhile.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Delicious sweet,mouthwatering and worth all the effort.

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  7. Hard work priya,yet worth for the taste.hats off.

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  8. I love this... My MIL makes this often and I just jump on it... Looks yum...

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  9. This is a lot of work but I know its totally worth it- remind me of my dad he totally loves it :)
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)
    US Masala

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  10. Wow - so do you know, is this a homemade sweetened condensed milk? I would love love love it I am sure! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  11. Really, I want to devour it right away! Yummy!

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  12. @ Christy - Thanks for linking it ! It looks like sweetened condensed milk but it is not that !

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  13. Haiya, my fav Priya..Homemade always works .. Cahce ae illa ponga..

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  14. Pal thirattipal looks awesome dleicious.My favorite is thenga thirattipal.

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  15. Even its time consuming, wat a worthful and irresistible thirattipal,yumm!

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  16. did u know thathi's thirattipal was the only sweet kuttan liked? :)..am sure this turned out to be that tasty..

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  17. Priya,

    Mouthwatering:((( i loved it somuch...it so tempting...Sure gonna try this soon...

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  18. Your post took me back to my childhood when my mom used to make this good old days.I am drolling over your picture.

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  19. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)

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  20. thats a very good one Priya...reminds me of childhood!! can taste it now!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  21. So easy and tasty dessert. Looks delicious....

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  22. ummmm yummmmy looking! I wish I could taste:)

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  23. I love this .. my Mom makes sandesh with this or uses it as a filling in some indian pancakes. In bengali we call it kheer and I can never get enough of it :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  24. I too love this, I always make on stove top, never tried with MW, should try it sometime, Oh! it looks so yummyy.., I feel like licking some!

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  25. This sounds amazing as a filling for indian pancakes. Would it be alright to add some fresh fruit?

    Thanks for linking such an interesting recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    Michele@FitFoodista

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  26. @MICHELE - That sounds fun ! enjoy the rush of flavours

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