Microwave Palgova | Microwave Palkova |Instant Therattipal | Milk Halwa | Paal Halwa

Therattipal is a milk sweet prepared with milk. Here is a shortcut for the delicious palgova using condensed milk. Palkova can be prepared in no time when compared to usual process. Microwave version is super quick and tastes delicious.
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Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Condensed Milk - 1 tin 400 g | 14 oz
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Curd/ Plain Yogurt - 2 tbsp


  • Method:
  • • In a large microwave safe glass bowl, combine all the ingredients and Mix well
  • • Microwave for 2 minutes, Stir well and microwave for another 1 minutes; Stir again and microwave for 1 more minute
  • • Continue the step till the sides dried up and there are bubbles in the middle. At this stage mixing the Palgova results in grainy texture (sand-like). Microwave at home took 8 minutes totally. Watch out after after 5 minutes. Let it cool for 6-7 minutes, instant Palgova is ready:-)
  • Traditional Palgova Method:
  • • In a heavy bottomed pan add milk and boil it a medium - low flame (Pan should be double the size for the quantity of milk. Add a small stainless Spoon to the milk pan to avoid milk from excess Boiling (pongama)
  • • Keep stirring the milk occasionally. Stir well to avoid milk from sticking to the pan
  • • Continue the process till milk reduce to 1/4 quantity and got thick ( 1 litre ( 4 cup + 1/3 cup reduce to around 1 cup). Add sugar and stir it frequently
  • • Cook till it comes to a grainy texture ( can take small portion in a spoon, cool it and try making balls) refer the picture for an idea


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  1. Time may differ from microwave to microwave
  2. Use a large microwave bowl as Palkova raises a lot - almost double the volume while cooking
  3.  Can use butter instead of ghee
  4. Cardamom powder and nuts can be added for extra flavor
  5. Can add cocoa Powder for chocolate palgova
  6.  Can add vanilla extracts For additional taste
  7. Friend tried with non fat condensed milk and told it turned out good
  8.  I took picture immediately after the sweet is ready after 10 minutes cooling time the palgova turns to the usual texture
  9. Add thick curd and if Palgova becomes watery try to add little extra thick curd
  10. Use thick curd for making palgova
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