HomemadeSweet khoya | Palkova
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I know its been a long time I posted on this blog and thanks to all of you for visting my space eventhough I have not updated. During this huge break my family grew from three to four and her name is Aaradhana, she is 16 months old and I still can't believe it !!!!!!. Time just flies .
Inorder to take care of my family I had to make a temporary end to this space. Well now as my little one has grown up and I had a little time to spare for myself I am back and thereby you will see some posts in my space now and then.
Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day .Let me begin with a sweet dish that simply melts in your mouth
Palkova is a popular dessert which has only two ingredients milk and sugar.Patience is the only important aspect required to prepare this mouthwatering sweet.
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 2 1/2 - 3 hours
Yield : 1 1/2 cups
Ingredients for Palkova
- 1 1/2 of full fat milk
- 4 - 5 tbsp. of sugar
- A pinch of cardamom powder - optional
- Few Strands of saffron - optional
Place a heavy bottomed pan with milk and bring it to a boil under medium flame.
Now reduce the flame to medium low and continue boiling . Keep stirring occasionally and remove the solids that sticks on to the sides of the pan at regular intervals.
When the milk starts thickening it changes into a pale yellow color. Extra care is needed from this stage since the milk tends to burn very fast . So keep stirring and scrap the milk solids very frequently.
At the final stage most of the moisture from the milk will be gone turning it into a thick consistency with a granular texture. Stir it continuously to avoid it getting burnt. Add sugar and cardamom . Mix well.
Once the moisture has completely gone , the khoya is ready.
Turn off the flame and allow the palkova to cool down to room temperature.
Delicious Palkova is ready to be served..