Thertipaal/ Palkova

With Gokhulasthami very near, ย I thought of making some milk sweet for the favorite god Krishna. This festival is celebrated with great pomp all over India. We draw small Krishna feet from the door till the place where the idol is kept. In most parts of the countries dahi handi is being conducted wherein high pots with butter is placed and people form the prism and break them. Traditionally seedai, both sweet and salty is made at many South Indian houses but my experience with them is ๐Ÿ™ as they didn’t work the last time I tried. Maybe some other time.

Today I am sharing the famous Thertipaal recipe. OK it requires lots of patience, but trust me the end result is worth all the wait and pain. There are short cuts to make them too, that recipe shall share sometime soon. ย For now, let’s go to this recipe. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thertipaal/ Palkova

Makes one medium cup


Full cream milk : 1.5 liters

Sugar:4 tbsp

Cardamom: 1 tsp

Method :

1. Take a wide bottom pan and add the milk

2. Keep boiling till you see the solids. Keep stirring and scraping the sides.

3. Add sugar and cardamom.


Notes: It would take more than a ย hour on medium flame to reach the desired consistency.

Keep it stirring and scraping the sides. It’s good arm work ๐Ÿ˜›

Thertipaal/ Palkova

Wishing you all a Happy Gokhulasthami.. Jai Shri Krishna..






  1. What a coincidence dear! Looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I have far more sweet tooth than you ๐Ÿ™‚ For 4 cups of milk, I used 1/3 cup of sugar ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


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