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Palkova / how to make palgova

Palkova is a milk based sweet from Tamil nadu. It is creamy and  melt in the mouth, makes a festive sweet. 

Course sweets
Cuisine Indian, Tamil nadu
Keyword milk based sweet, palakova, palgova, palkova, two ingredient sweet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Jayashree


  • 1.5 litre full fat milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  1. In a thick bottom pan, add milk and keep it to boil on a low flame.In a few minutes, the milk will thicken
  2. Let the milk simmer on a low flame, keep stirring in between.After 20 minutes, it becomes a creamy texture.
  3. Scrape the cream that gets to the edges of the pan and put it to boil. 

  4. Let simmer on a low flame, the milk thickens, add sugar and give a stir. It melts and soon thickens.Remove in a bowl and serve. 

Recipe Notes

  • Use a thick bottom pan, the milk may get burnt and give a bad smell.
  • The quantity of sugar may be adjusted as per taste.
  • Use whole fat milk.
  • Cardamom powder and saffron may be added. I prefer not to add anything to it, tastes good by itself.
  • If refrigerated, it stays good for 4-5 days.