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Therattipal | Palkova

Therattipal | Palkova is a traditional Indian dessert made with just 2 main ingredients, Milk and Sugar.This traditional dessert is very close to my heart and I share many memories of it growing up.
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dessert, sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 198kcal


  • 8 cups Milk I used whole milk
  • 1 cup Sugar I used raw sugar
  • 1 tbs Cardamom Powder / Elaichi powder


  • Pour the milk in a wide heavy bottomed vessel and keep it on medium flame. Let the milk come to a boil and then simmer the heat and let the milk reduce.
  • Once the milk starts to boil over, add a small stainless steel plate inside the vessel to keep the milk from boiling over.
  • Let the milk reduce and once it gets to a mud like consistency (Almost reduced to ¼th), add the sugar and stir it well.. This takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hrs. Keep stirring the milk frequently (every 5 minutes or so) , to make sure that the milk does not stick to the bottom.
  • Once the sugar is added, the mixture will liquefy a little. Upon cooking down more, it will come to a semisolid consistency.
  • Take it out of the flame, when it is still a little on the runny side. The therattipal would solidify as it cools down. At the end, add the cardamom powder, mix well and turn off the flame.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 1mg