Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pala Talikalu

To all my readers and friends, Wish u a Happy and Blessed Shivaratri!!!!

Pala talikalu, is one of the dishes my mom used to prepare for Vinayaka Chavithi as  naivedyam (prasadam). Today as a shivarathi special I prepared this delicious dish.

Pala talikalu is prepared with rice dough strings ,these  are slowly simmered in milk, coconut, jaggery, flavored with cardamom and garnished with cashews and raisins.


Milk – 2 cups
Rice Flour – 1 cup
Jaggery – ½ cup
Grated Coconut – 2 tsps
Cardamom powder a pinch
Ghee – 2 tsps
Cashews, Raisins
Water 1 cup


  • Roast rice flour powder in a vessel for 2-3 mins and keep aside.
  • In a bowl take 2-3tsp of  rice flour powder and mix with water like a thick paste and keep aside.
  • In another separate bowl mix the rest rice flour with water and make dough(like chapathi)
  • Take the dough in janthikalu maker with medium size hole plate and press the flour in a vessel.
  • Pressure cook these rice strings without whistle for 10 mins.

  • Boil milk in microwave for 2mins.
  • Boil ½ cup water, add the above boiled milk, once it comes to full boil add the prepared cooked rice strings  and let it boil for another 10mins.
  • In the meantime, take ½ cup of water and mix jaggery and boil till it dissolves in water.
  • Add this jaggery water to the boiling milk.
  • Add granted coconut and cardamom powder and let it cook for 2 -3 mins
  • Fry cashew nuts and raisins in one tsp of ghee and add it palathalikalu.
  • Remove from Stove and garnish with nuts.
Sending this to "Lets Celebrate Sweets - Warm Desserts" hosted by Priya originally started by Nivedita 



    1. looks delicious and creamy..

    2. we make it for Vinaya chavithi! MIL does!...I make either this or belam talikalu....looks creamy and yum!

    3. new recipe to me..but its a dessert so i can try anytime..

    4. Happy Shivaratri!!!

      Pala Talikalu looks yumm and creamy.

    5. Happy shivaratri,

      New dish to me, but looks awesome creamy rich.

    6. mmm...sounds awesome ...very tempting recipe dear..:d
      Tasty appetite

    7. Very new recipe to me, looks very delish

    8. I do similar dish by rolling the rice dough as small balls, yumm!!

    9. I too make it, Lovely dish, wish I have some now!

    10. creamy and rich... Shiv raathiri wishes dear...

    11. That looks sooooo creamy n yummy. Thanks for sharing dear :)

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    12. Shivratri woshes to you too!! The sweet looks really yumm!!

    13. very new and lovely dessert... happy shivarathiri to you and your family dear...

    14. My m-law does this for vinayaka chavathi.But she made a dough of wheat flour,makes small rounds and sun dries it the previous day and then on the festival day pressure cooks it and rest is ur procedure.

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