Milk Sweet (Palkova)
Posted on December 19th, 2007 in Diwali,Sweets by

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Deepavali Diwali special recipes 

Milk Sweet / Palkova

Ingredients: (For 2 People)

  • Milk – 500 ml
  • Lemon juice– 3 to 4 drops
  • Sugar – 4 spoons
  • Ghee – 2 to 3 tspn


  1. Heat Milk in a pan and add Lemon juice into that. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat a pan. Add 2 to 3 tspns of Ghee into the pan.
  3. Pour the pre-treated Milk in to the pan and then add Sugar.
  4. Stir this mixture till the Milk separates into very tiny particles (like beach sand) and becomes thick.
  5. Now the delicious milk sweet is ready to eat.
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  1. on February 7th, 2008 at 5:17 am

    [...] ஆங்கிலத்தில் பார்க்க [...]

  2. Gayathri said,

    on November 11th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    For the first time my palkova came out very well and my husband appreciated it .. Thanks a lot samai

  3. umskoms said,

    on November 19th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for your feedback. Let us know your comments on the other recipes you tried too.

  4. neerja said,

    on February 10th, 2009 at 8:29 am

    my palkova has come quite well after following your recipie, thanks

  5. Akila said,

    on July 21st, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    can we make this into round shapes so that it will be easy to serve in parties

  6. umskoms said,

    on August 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm


    You can make this into any shape you like. Try your hands on this and enjoy.

  7. Akila said,

    on September 20th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    palkova came very good…thanks

  8. swetha said,

    on October 18th, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Thank you so much I thought palakova making is a very big deal but with your recipe its very easy. Thanks.

  9. Lakshmi Bala said,

    on December 28th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    For the first time, I did. It came out very well. Thank you so much for your recipe.

  10. Baskaran said,

    on December 28th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    In south India,esp. in Tamilnadu, Palkova is prepared only with milk,sugar and ghee only. The mixture is heated in slow firing until we get a solid paste.

  11. lily said,

    on March 17th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    4 da first time i tryed
    bt it did nt seperate so we had to eat a liquid

  12. umskoms said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 9:25 pm


    It would take some more time to become thick like palkhoa.

  13. Priya said,

    on May 3rd, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hello mam,
    My Palkova has come quite good after followed your guidance. Thank you so much for this

  14. mahendran said,

    on September 19th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Happy that my first palkova sweet is cho sweet. Thanks

  15. Nikki said,

    on September 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    thx a lot for the recipe….this was my first sweet …. and it was perfect!!!!…..i got really scared when i realised that it had b’cum 15min but still nothing happened….but i remained patient and it came out really good….everyone in our family loved it….i m very very happy…!!!! thx a ton again…..

  16. Priya said,

    on October 12th, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Thanks for this wonderful simple recipe…i tried it on Friday and it was great!!! Thanks again!!!

  17. Dhanu said,

    on October 21st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This recipe was awesome. simple but great….Thank you!!

  18. Venkat said,

    on November 3rd, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    why should we add lemon to this.. I dont understand. without lemon how will it be….?

  19. Anita said,

    on April 21st, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Have been looking for pal kova recipe for a very long time. Will definitely try this recipe for my family to enjoy. Thanks a lot. Will let you know how it turned out.

  20. R.Abinaya said,

    on June 26th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    palkova not to be rotten for atleast 20 days,If it is possible?

  21. kesh said,

    on August 11th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    why we should add lemon
    if i dont will it result bad

  22. Gayathri said,

    on August 26th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Adding lemon is not the traditional way of making palkhova. It is done in hotels and sweet shop.
    The traditional way is :milk has to be boiled in sim till it becomes thick or like tiny threads, then we need to add sugar cardamon etc.
    My patti use to make with cow/buffalo milk which will come almost like a solid powder.
    This takes a lot of time but it gives the home made taste.

  23. on October 5th, 2011 at 3:29 am

    First time here. You seem to have an exhaustive collection of Indian recipes.I was looking for a palkova recipe while I chanced upon your site.

  24. Sirisha said,

    on March 4th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I like presenting home made sweets to family and frnds.. i made this and presented to my would be. he liked it a lot.. thanks for the recipe. :)

  25. manooja said,

    on July 1st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    madam.. how much sugar add to1/4 ltr milk , and mow many drops of lemon juice we will add

  26. Shadhira said,

    on November 26th, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Hello i tried ur recipie the taste is very gd but it s becomr too hard when its cooled
    Plz help me

  27. Sharu_CrazyJ said,

    on April 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    As it was raining today! me n my broda tot of cookin somethin different! we’re sweet pies ..palkova s ma altym fav n last tym wen i tried sme othr diff recpe tat rely bcame hard n yucky! ..we came thru ua recpe.. OMGG!! AWESOME IT IS!! EVERY1 LOVED IT “:) AM VERY HAPPY THAT II CAN MAKE MY FAV CHWEET FO MASELF ,..!! thankkyouuu soo muchhh fo dat :”)

  28. shuby said,

    on July 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    bt i have a doubt…. i havent heard PeoPle do Pal kova with lemon juice…. this is first time i saw this kind of reciPes….
    is this realy will work out….

  29. admin said,

    on July 19th, 2013 at 10:22 am


    You can make palkova without adding lemon juice too. But it may take more time. Just stir the milk till it becomes thick.

  30. shuby said,

    on July 31st, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    This is the 1st time i did Pal kova bt it didt comes well… i felt so sad…. it was so sticky and hard to cut…. almost 2hour i stir the milk…. bt my effort gone failed…. so sad…

  31. bavani said,

    on October 7th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hi madam. This is the first time I’m doing pal kova. How long it takes to be a solid paste? . I use cow milk. Quit worry.

  32. Simone said,

    on December 15th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Hey thanks a ton. Your recipe is simple and very delicious. I just have a doubt. When I add lemon juice to milk how old it has to be heated for..Sorry if my question is silly…Im new to cooking..

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