Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Srivilliputhur Palkova/Thiratti pal

Srivilliputhur is another ancient town in Virudhunagar district near Madhurai. 
The town is famous for its ancient heritage, temples and Palkova(Milk sweet).The temple tower in this town is the official emblem of Tamil nadu.There is a separate temple for Andal here.
There are numerous shops selling Palkova near the Andal temple which has a unique taste.


Coming to the recipe, I learnt this from my maternal grandfather.My grandfather was a President for one of the cottage industry making these palkovas at Srivilliputhur.Whenever he visits us in Chennai he never fails to bring those small packets of palkova.It so happened that all those packets got over and I was wanting more.My grandfather finally set to make this sweet in our kitchen with aavin milk and I can never forget those moments (It was nearly more than 15 years back)


Nowadays I make them only in microwave using condensed milk (Click here for recipe), but for the marathon I made this in stove top just to retain its authenticity




Ingredients
Milk: 8 cups
Sugar: 1 cup
Titbits from my Grandpa: Looks like they add only 1/2 cup of sugar in Srivilliputhur Palkova as the milk in nature is very sweet there.And that is the secret of the uniqueness in the palkova sold there.


Procedure:
Step1:
Bring the milk to a boil


Step2:
Reduce the flame and simmer for 1 hour stirring every 10 minutes.
Use a flat splatula to stir and scrap the sides of the pan.
Make sure that the milk does not get burnt at the bottom


Step3:
After some time, the color changes to ivory color and starts to solidify


Step4:
Once it starts solidifying, add sugar and stir continuously otherwise the milk will get burnt


Step5:
Keep on stirring until the milk solidifies and starts leaving the sides of the pan

Packed them in butter paper as sold in Andal temple.I got only 4 packets with 8 cups of milk!


57 comments:

  1. Wow, love these authentic sweets :)

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  2. Yummy yummy.. Could u please pass me all the four packets... Looks so inviting...

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  3. hooooo.....i am drooling over here...delicious palkova...i never say no...yum yum...looks like store bought..super o super...great job!!!

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  4. OMG...It looks awesome...Hey I should say that you really work hard to get an excellent result..Great...

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  5. This is something new for me. Shud try it once :)

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  6. ooooohhhhhhh!!! I am dying out of desperation here.....I loove thiratti pal!!! Thanks for sharing this dear! Book marked!!!

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  7. wow two back to back fab recipes...loved the way you have posted pics step wise . And your packing style has made it look like store bought.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Wish I had some of this tasty treat.

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  9. wow, looks perfect and I like your packaging in butter paper :)

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  10. looking good..perfect gift ideas

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  11. wow....Me too recalling those memories...Thanks for sharing...

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  12. You do have lot of patience! Looks perfect and mouthwatering! I have not eaten home made palakova in a long time... my grnadma use to make it at home.

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  13. superb recipe..simply you described well..
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  14. Palkova looks so yummy .. like ur step by step pictures too.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  15. Thiratti pal is one of my favorite sweet. Yours look absolutely delicious.

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  16. Kalakuring Shylaja, yennaku romba pidichathu, cant take my eyes from ur clicks,makes me nostalgic..

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  17. This is a totally new recipe for me. Looks YUM!

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  18. My mouth is watering. It is worth the time and effort.

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  19. I love this palkova. My SIL brings it for me when she visits us.I wish I could eat some right now. Very delicious pics...

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  20. Lovely sweet..yummy..nice to see many sweet recipes here :)

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  21. Very interesting..I remember eating it..and it was yum.

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  22. OMG.. My mouth is watering just by looking at the pics.. I'm sure the dish brings so many good memories to you. Love the pouches you made.

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  23. This is my sis fav dear,thanks for the recipe...sure will try.

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  24. How wonderful - so much calium in that treat.

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  25. love Palkova - in fact hubby loves this, and ensures my MIL brings in Aavin Palkova everytime she visits us from Chennai.. Now I am sure I can prepare this @ home ! great dish

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  26. Time consuming but worth all your efforts. Simply irresistible!

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  27. I love this palkova...my H's friend bring it for us from sriviliiputtur..I like the packaging too..very irresistible.

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  28. yummy ! Pass me those.. Love palkova.. and home made looks yum !!

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  29. Wow... I love this! Thanks for the recipe.

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  30. Love all your sweet dishes ...this looks so gud

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  31. Yummy palkova...loved your packets of palkova

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  32. the titbits shared by you is interesting- super duper palkova

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  33. wow!!!!!!!!!!u r too good. Loved the last pic;-)

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  34. Yummy yummy..I love this sweet so much

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  35. Mouth Watering Palkova, came out perfect..

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  36. Delicious palkova! Can finish that one pack!hehe!! :P :P

    Back home, one of my colleague was from Vathirayiruppu,when ever he goes home he won't come without 2-3 packs of palkova and we people used to enjoy it!!Brings back those good old memories! :)

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    Huge quantity orders to be given in advance. Wish you all Happy diwali.

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  38. We would like to introduce our self as one among the best manufacturers of srivilliputtur SRI ANDAL PALKHOVA and supply to top notch with high quality and commitment to customers. Any festival or party orders are highly appreciative too. U can find our PALKHOVA in reliance fresh ,Spencers, and all top super markets, murugan idly shops in chennai, bangalore and now even in singapore.

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  39. Thanks for sharing this useful Paal Khova Recipe.I'm from Tirunelveli Dist.

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  40. I tried it today.... It is awesome.. Thanks a lot... Keep doing the good work..

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  41. vow...so nice of u to share such unique recipes.hats off to u

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  42. I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.










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  44. any place in Srivilliputhur were we can get good Palkova?

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    1. We usually buy it from the stalls at Andal temple

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  45. i tried it yesterday.. came out very well. so tastyyyyy. i give u 5* rating for this recipe..

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  46. Hi Shylaja,

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I tried it out for the first time, and it came out very well.

    Thanks for the detailed explanation.

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  47. Superb and Thank you for your recipe explanation!

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