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WISH YOU ALL HAPPY TAMIL NEW YEAR !!! - MILK SWEET (PAALKOVA) easy, fat free but delicious. With step Pictures !!!

I wish all my readers and friends " Happy Tamil New year" . 

Today's post is a Milk sweet which is called as Paalkova.  This sweet is usually prepared by boiling and condensing the milk in the stove top for hours.  Even though it is time consuming the end result is super rich and delicious.  But I am posting the short cut method of making Paalkova.

If you ask these questions regarding the Paalkova which I am posting today here are the answers

1. Can be made in 15 minutes ?  - Yes
2. Will it tastes like original Paalkova that is made authentically - 100% No but 80% yes.  Sure will satisfy your craving :)
3. Does it contain any ghee, sugar ?  No ghee, Only sugar which is in the Condensed milk
4. Messy Job ?  Absolutely not
5. Do you need prior Planning ? No
6. Do you need so many ingredients ?  No, Just 5 ingredients
7. Can this be made in low fat milk ?  Yes I made this in fat free condensed milk
8. But still will it taste good ?  Absolutely yes
9. Should I follow the same method if I use normal Condensed milk other than Fat free Milk - Yes, only slight variation in time and  measurement of ingredient.  I am posting both the version please take a look in the variation part.

If you have more question please leave a comment.


Fat free version/ Low fat version

Yields - 3 scoops in the ice cream scooper


Fat free Condensed milk - 1 tin
Low fat yogurt - 5 tbsp ( Don't use sour yogurt)
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Pistachio - few sliced finely
Almonds - few sliced finely

Method :

1. Pour the Condensed milk in the microwaveable bowl.( preferably glass and use big bowl as it rises when microwaving)
2. Microwave for 3 minutes , stirring once every minute.

3. Now add 5 tbsp of yogurt.  Mix well and microwave for 9 to 10 minutes, stirring every 1 minute.

4. Add the powdered cardamom.
5. Since we are using low fat condensed milk, the sweet will be little bit loose.
6. Now drain them in the strainer, let it sit for 5 minutes, stir it.


7. Now using the whisk, give it a whisk for 2 or 3 times.. don't  over do it.


8. Garnish with Nuts.

Serve warm or Cold.


The readiness of the sweet can be seen when the condensed milk is curdled. 


If you are using the normal condensed milk tin and full cream yogurt.  Follow the same procedure except this...

1. Reduce the  yogurt to just 3 tbsp.
2. Microwave only for 4 to 5 minutes after adding yogurt.
3. You need not drain the it comes nice and thick.
4. Whisking is optional.. if you are ok with the consistency and texture.

Hope everyone will love this rich sweet which is very simple to make.

Wish you all once again  " Tamil Puthaandu Vazhthukaal !!! "  .

Tina  – (April 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM)  

beautiful clicks nd milk sweet pavi...hpy tamil new year..

Kankana  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM)  

Happy new year :)
Great tip , although I never heard of non sour yogurt .. any brand you can suggest ?
Love the pics .. beautiful!

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM)  

This is my fav sweet...looks so yumm...Puthandu nalvathugal to u too...!

Indian Khana  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:11 AM)  

Happy New Year Pavi looks so yum n as you say sure easy ...yum

Sarah  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:18 AM)  

happy new year! And thanks for the mouth-watering treat! I love paalkova anytime!

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM)  

Hey Pavithra,

Wishing you tamil puthaandu vaathugal!!Dats an absoulte treat...Love paalkova...i posted it last month!!:)My daughter loves it!!:)


Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:41 AM)  

Happy new year Pavithra!!! Loved the easy paalkova recipe!!! I have bookmarked this :)

Niriekshana  – (April 14, 2011 at 2:03 AM)  

yum yum yum.............delicious..........<3 <3 <3

Myvegfare  – (April 14, 2011 at 2:13 AM)  

happy new year pavitra, I just made this a week back on stove top with condensed milk, but never with MW, thanks for the step wise pictures and explanation, I am little scared using MW! looks yum

Rekha shoban  – (April 14, 2011 at 2:53 AM)  

happy tamil year pavi!!yummy n delicious paalkova!my fav one!

Priya Suresh  – (April 14, 2011 at 3:08 AM)  

Happy Tamil New year wishes Pavi, paalkova looks absolutely fabulous,my fav..

Zareena  – (April 14, 2011 at 3:40 AM)  

Wow!!!Pavithra, easy recipe and that too with less ingredients. Lovely.

Simplyfood  – (April 14, 2011 at 3:41 AM)  

Very interesting dish and looks delicious.Love the cute little bowls.

Priya Sreeram  – (April 14, 2011 at 4:03 AM)  

yummmmmmm , i posted this sweet a few days back- made it on a stove top, this MW version looks so delish - gotta try this version soon ! Iniya tamil puthandu vaazhthukkal to u n family !

Love2cook Malaysia  – (April 14, 2011 at 4:20 AM)  

Puthandu Vazhthukal Pavithra! Lovely shots...and I'm a big fan of paalkova! :)

Vimitha Durai  – (April 14, 2011 at 5:06 AM)  

All time favorite... Happy new year to u and ur family...

Suman Singh  – (April 14, 2011 at 5:48 AM)  

Happy tamil new year wishes to you and to your loved ones..paalkova looks decadent!

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 6:05 AM)  

nice clicks.. mouth watering milk sweet

Saraswathi Iyer  – (April 14, 2011 at 6:19 AM)  

Wow Looks tempting and perfect. will try soon. Wish you and ur family a very Happy New Year.

The Church Cook  – (April 14, 2011 at 6:33 AM)  

Oh how simply wonderful recipe, Pavithra!

Rajani  – (April 14, 2011 at 7:16 AM)  

Iniya tamizh puthandu nalvazthukkal

aipi  – (April 14, 2011 at 8:21 AM)  

Happy New Year to you and family dear-the sweet looks mind-blowing- my dad is a big fan of this!

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Jeyashris Kitchen  – (April 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM)  

wish u a very happy new year pavitra.Palkova looks very amazing.perfect way to start the year.great clicks

Dolly Sharma  – (April 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM)  

Wishing you a happy new year Pavithra...Also you keep coming up with such great recipes..and I must say you have simplified this classic dish that anyone can do it...I for one want to try it right away..AWESOME CLICKS!!! AWesome Presentaion!!! BTW I tried ur Puran Poli recipe for Gudi Padwa..came out great..Will soon post it at my blog..

Cilantro  – (April 14, 2011 at 9:34 AM)  

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துகள் !

Suji  – (April 14, 2011 at 10:03 AM)  

Happy Tamil new year wishes to you pavitra, Palkova lokos yummy yumm, i love it so much!

Anonymous –   – (April 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM)  

This looks so yummy and sweet! I'm going to try it this weekend!

Nithya  – (April 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM)  

Iniya Tamizh puthaandu nalvazhthukkal :) Awesome post. Looks so festive :) Yummy paalkova :) Will surely give it a try. I love kovas a lot :)

Sravs  – (April 14, 2011 at 11:51 AM)  

happy Tamil New year dear !! Sweet looks so tempting and very delicious !! Loved the pics !!

Nivedita Thadani  – (April 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM)  


Archana  – (April 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM)  

Happy new year to you.
Can I come over for a bowl or two of this lovely sweet.

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM)  

Happy new year to you too dear, the paalkova and its presentation looks awesome :)

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM)  

Happy New Year Pavithra!....delicious looking paalkova!...very quick and easy recipe!
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GEETHA ACHAL  – (April 14, 2011 at 2:47 PM)  

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துகள்...பால்கோவா ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு,..

Panchpakwan  – (April 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM)  

Happy new year to you and your family Pavithra...
Dessert looks yummy and tempting..

Priyanka Agrawal  – (April 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM)  

first time here. wonderful pics u have. happy tamil new year

Soma  – (April 14, 2011 at 6:23 PM)  

Happy New Year! We celebrate the Bengali New Year too. I keep reading this as Pavlova:-) Looks so good.

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 6:35 PM)  

Palkova Pramadham - Iniya Puthaandu Vazhithikal to you and yours :)!

Unknown  – (April 14, 2011 at 6:51 PM)  

wish u the same.sweets looks absolute yum.

Vidhya  – (April 14, 2011 at 7:39 PM)  

Happy New year to you too.Loved this instant palkova.This look so good.

sathya  – (April 14, 2011 at 7:42 PM)  

Happy New Year Pavi!
Palkova looks absolutely delicious!

Rama  – (April 14, 2011 at 11:02 PM)  

Its really a thoughtful idea to make Sweet dish which is really guilt free. Moreover your recipe made a classic dish simple to prepare. Great Job! Happy New Year to You! The pictures are awesome as always.

Smita Srivastava  – (April 14, 2011 at 11:17 PM)  

Happy Tamil new year to u too Pavithra .... love the recipe ,the pics are truly out of the world.... Jus saw ur prev post too , the cup pizzas are so so creative .. great for kiddo parties !!!

Aruna Manikandan  – (April 15, 2011 at 1:38 AM)  

wish u the same dear....
sweet looks yummy...
gorgeous clicks as usual :)

lata raja  – (April 15, 2011 at 3:04 AM)  

Happy new year and nice easy celebratory sweet. check the chat box....I have sent a message!

Suhaina  – (April 15, 2011 at 4:07 AM)  

Happy new year to u too.This is my fav sweet. I am going to try it as soon as I reach home today from office....I cannot stand anymore..ur pictures are torturing me. wonderful clicks...I was going through ur wonderful clicks in ur blog..they are a good inspiration to us...I am now ashamed of my blog pictures after seeing the lovely clicks of urs...keep up the good work...

Swapna  – (April 15, 2011 at 8:09 AM)  

Happy New Year Pavi!! Paalkova looks delicious and beautiful clicks as always!

divya  – (April 15, 2011 at 10:17 AM)  

happy new year! And thanks for the mouth-watering treat! I love paalkova anytime!

chef and her kitchen  – (April 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM)  

I did not understand wats written in tamil really...but I m sure those would b d wishes 4 d new year..:)Happy New year dear...
Love this delectable paalkova..yummy..just pass me a small bowl..:)

Unknown  – (April 15, 2011 at 12:54 PM)  

Beautiful and beautiful like the questioner there :) and plakova is heavenly!

Cham  – (April 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM)  

Happy New Year Pavi! I haven't done the low fat version, but sounds equally delectable!

Sarah Naveen  – (April 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM)  

Awesome clicks gal!! Hope you had a great start!!! drooling over the pics..

Spice  – (April 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM)  

love the presentation....hope u had a wonderful new year those small containers for pista etc. from where did u get them...

allpopular  – (November 22, 2011 at 11:18 PM)  

Happy New Year !

I can guess the sweets would be very yummy!
And I will try to prepare this at home on new year eve.

But a very Simple question:

"I dont have electronic microwave oven at home. So can you tell me the recipe by using Gas stove oven?"

Kindly Help me on that..


Anonymous –   – (November 8, 2012 at 7:01 AM)  

Such an easy and quick dessert....delicious too...I think i can make it for this Diwali :)

Poornima Nair  – (November 8, 2012 at 8:23 AM)  

This is so easy and looks delicious. Love the bowls!

Shree  – (April 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM)  

Thats a quick fix dessert ! am a nw blogger, kidly visit my space too :)

Poornima Nair  – (April 14, 2014 at 6:39 AM)  

Happy New Year Pavithra...beautifully presented and I love the easy recipe.

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