Thirattipal/PalkovaThirattipal is rich and flavorful sweet milk halwa,popular in South India. It is different from the milk peda available in sweet stalls and this is a specialty of South India. It is made on special occasions . It has only a few ingredients, but it is time consuming.We used to enjoy this in our college days, because Palkova was available in our college canteen.My mom used to make it by boiling and reducing milk to one third and then adding sugar and cooking it till it thickens.I just tried an easy method of using condensed milk to reduce the cooking time. It can out perfect. Try this you will surely love it.
Condensed milk- 1 tin
Milk- 3 cups
Cardamom powder- a pinch
Saffron- a pinch for garnish (optional)
Mix condensed milk and milk in a heavy bottom pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the flame and continue to cook till it starts thickening. Stir continuously as it has the tendency to stick to the bottom of the pan.
Add curd one spoon at a time and mix continuously. Do not add it all at once as the milk will curdle fast.Continue cooking for 7-8 minutes or till you attain a desired consistency. Note that thirattipal will thicken as it cools down.
Check with the sweetness and add if you want more sugar. Finally sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.Allow it to cool down and serve.
Hope you will all enjoy!