Palgova with Nuts

With just 3 ingredients and zero cooking you’ll have heaven in your mouth, No kidding!

As you all know I am always in search of easy, breezy recipes which gives amazing outcome. If I happen to meet such recipes I would never let go, will try in my kitchen no matter what. This is one such recipe, by just looking at the ingredients you’ll never think this is going to taste in a way which makes you go nuts.

Palgova, is an Indian sweet, to be more precise South Indian sweet. I’ve devoured this sweet a lot when I was young as it was easily available in most of the sweet shops in South India. The way I devoured this sweet was quite different from the other sweets. This sweet melts into your mouth as soon as it hits the tongue. But I never wanted it to melt so fast, I wanted to taste each and every bite of it. So I used to keep this sweet on my tongue for a long time tasting it and enjoying it. Of course, with the escort of Mmmmmmm sound 😛 I used to feel heaven in my mouth after every bite of it.

However, in the US I haven’t seen this sweet in any of the Indian sweet stores and in the course of time I totally forgot about this sweet. The other day, I saw a youtube video of making this sweet and that kind of woke up my hidden craving for this sweet. My taste buds instantly went wild and it couldn’t think of anything but palgova.

The real way of making palgova involves the cooking of whole milk with sugar in a huge pan in high heat, stirring it continuously without taking your hands off and your eyes off from it until the mixture reduces to 1/4 th and tiny lumps starts to appear, this would take about 45 minutes. This is how store bought palgovas are made. Well, making this at home is quite challenging as we have to be really careful and needs a lot of patience while making this.

I wasn’t disappointed as I found a short cut for making this in my kitchen, which called for only 3 simple ingredients and zero cooking (just involved heating in a microwave for 7 minutes). I couldn’t be happier with the zero cooking part, in fact that’s what I want 🙂 After the first couple of minutes of heating, an irresistible aroma started to spread the kitchen, I sniffed and sniffed till I couldn’t sniff anymore. When the palgova came out of the microwave, I showed zero patience to wait till it cooled down. I turned into a greedy selfish being and started tasting the hot hot palgova, which did burn my tongue. I didn’t feel the burning sensation, only thing I could feel was the heaven in my mouth. With a spoonful of palgova placed on my tongue, I closed my eyes and totally indulged in it. There came the Mmmmmm sound which brought my husband into the kitchen. He took a bite of it and of course the Mmmmm sound came out of him as well.

Palgova with  Nuts

Ingredients:

  • Condensed milk, sweetened, fat-free- 1 can
  • Butter- 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt or curd, thick- 1tbsp

For Garnish:

  • Pistachios, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Almonds, chopped- 1tbsp
  • Cashew nuts, chopped- 1tbsp

Instruction:

  • In a large microwave safe glass bowl (make sure to use large bowl as the condensed milk will rise high when it boils and you don’t want it to spill over), combine condensed milk, butter and yogurt.

  • Place the bowl in the microwave and  heat it for the initial 2 minutes at high power.
  • Take the bowl out and using a non-stick spatula stir the mixture well.

  • Again, heat for another 2 minutes, the mixture will have a curdled constituency at this point.
  • Take the bowl out and give it a stir.

  • Again, heat for another 3 minutes, stirring it after every 1 minute of heating. The bowl will be very hot so wear the microwave oven gloves.
  • After the total 7 minutes of heating, the mixture will have a light brown color.

  • Grease a dish with butter and pour the hot mixture into the dish.

  • Garnish the palgova with the above mentioned nuts or your favorite nuts.

  • Let it cool down to set.
  • After it cools down, you could roll it into any shape of your choice.
  • Serve it on a parchment paper and indulge in this sweet.
  • Did you feel heaven in your mouth???

Tips:

  • Make sure to stir the mixture after every minute of heating, otherwise it will burn at the bottom.
  • The power of every microwave is different, so do keep an eye on the mixture for the entire 7 minutes of heating. If you find that the mixture turned light brown in color before 7 minutes of heating, then stop further heating it and immediately pour into a greased dish.
  • You could also add a pinch of saffron to the mixture for an extra flavor.
  • If you want you could avoid the nuts.
  • Health freaks: use fat-free condensed milk.
  • If there is any leftovers, you could refrigerate it.
  • If you don’t have a microwave, try making this on the stove top in a non-stick pan, make sure to continuously stir the mixture while heating it and stop heating it when it gets a light brown color.

 

Palgova with Nuts
 
Ingredients
  • Condensed milk, sweetened, fat-free- 1 can
  • Butter- 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt or curd, thick- 1tbsp
For Garnish
  • Pistachios, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Almonds, chopped- 1tbsp
  • Cashew nuts, chopped- 1tbsp
Instructions
  1. In a large microwave safe glass bowl (make sure to use large bowl as the condensed milk will rise high when it boils and you don't want it to spill over), combine condensed milk, butter and yogurt.
  2. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it for the initial 2 minutes at high power.
  3. Take the bowl out and using a non-stick spatula stir the mixture well.
  4. Again, heat for another 2 minutes, the mixture will have a curdled constituency at this point.
  5. Take the bowl out and give it a stir.
  6. Again, heat for another 3 minutes,stirring it after every 1 minute of heating. The bowl will be very hot so wear the microwave oven gloves.
  7. After the total 7 minutes of heating, the mixture will have a light brown color.
  8. Grease a dish with butter and pour the hot mixture into the dish.
  9. Garnish the palgova with the above mentioned nuts or your favorite nuts.
  10. Let it cool down to set.
  11. After it cools down, you could roll it into any shape of your choice.
  12. Serve it on a parchment paper and indulge in this sweet.
  13. Did you feel heaven in your mouth???
Notes
Make sure to stir the mixture after every minute of heating, otherwise it will burn at the bottom.
The power of every microwave is different, so do keep an eye on the mixture for the entire 7 minutes of heating. If you find that the mixture turned light brown in color before 7 minutes of heating, then stop further heating it and immediately pour into a greased dish.
You could also add a pinch of saffron to the mixture for an extra flavor. If you want you could avoid the nuts.
Health freaks: use fat-free condensed milk.
If there is any leftovers, you could refrigerate it.
If you don't have a microwave, try making this on the stove top in a non-stick pan, make sure to continuously stir the mixture while heating it and stop heating it when it gets a light brown color.

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