Friday, August 11, 2017

Microwave Palkova | Palkova with Condensed Milk | Gokulastami Recipe under 10 mins

Palkova, a delicious sweet made from milk and it's the most favorite sweet of mine in my childhood.Whenever we visit Sankarankovil, that's my mom's native, we used to buy this from the milk society. 

Next to Srivilliputhur, Sankarankovil is famous for it's palkova and it is so grainy and has melt in mouth texture. I have tried the traditional way of making palkova from milk a few times, but i couldn't get the exact taste and texture.

Later i came to know about the making of palkova from sweetened condensed milk in microwave and so far i had tried this method a couple of times  & every time it turned out so delicious.

l'm so in  love with the grainy texture of this palkova. One thing i have to admit here that it doesn't taste like the traditional palkova made from milk, but still it taste good on its own way and satisfy your palkova craving within minutes.

As Krishna jeyanthi is around the corner, this might to be easy naivedyam that you can offer to Lord Krishna on this auspicious day. Happy Krishna Jeyanthi to all who celebrate it.

Palkova with condensed milk

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 6 to 8 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
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Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1 tin
Curd - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Ghee - 3 tsp

Open the condensed milk can and keep all other ingredients ready.
Pour the condensed milk into microwave safe glass bowl, add curd(adding curd gives that grainy texture otherwise the palkova would be chewy, so don't skip the curd) into it and mix well.
Put it in microwave & cook it in high for 2 mins. Take it out and add 1 tsp of ghee, mix well and again put it in microwave.
Cook it in high for again 2 mins. Take it out and add 1 tsp of ghee, mix well and place once again in microwave.
Again cook it for 2 mins. Take it out , this time it all bubbles up and becomes thick, add the remaining ghee and mix a good mix. At this stage it's almost ready.
But i want little more color on my palkova, so keep it in microwave for another  1 min. Tada, Your Palkova is ready.
If you like to pack as single serving, let the palkova cool a bit and place it on parchment paper and fold it as i did in the below pictures.
Tasty and yummy Palkova is ready.

Related : How to make Milk Peda 

  • Depends on the temperature of condensed milk & curd and your microwave settings, it may take from 6 mins to 8 mins.
  • Use large bowl and keep an eye on the bowl while microwave, it will start to rise after 2 mins.If it's about to overflow, pause the microwave and let it settle down and then start again. So be stand there near microwave all time.
  • Use gloves or thick kitchen cloth while take the bowl out of microwave, it's extremely hot.
  • Every time when you take out the bowl, give good mix till the bottom and scrap the sides too for even cooking and coloring.


  1. It looks simple to make this sweet in a MW , looks super delicious and the texture is awesome .

  2. Loved this idea of Single serving palkova.. Yummmy..

  3. MW version of palkova sounds very interesting. Looks very yummy.

  4. Never heard of this sweet but love how it looks and its simple to make using the microwave.

  5. It looks something like milk cake. This dish is quite new to me. I bet it is tasty

  6. This makes the tough Palkova so easy. Have to try this method instead of the gruelling pan cooked version! Bookmarked

  7. Wow yummy looking palkova. I am yet to try the microwave version.. Bookmarked for this Diwali...

  8. I made the way exactly what you said, it came out so well, I'm very happy, thanks a lot. Very tasty and the texture also the same

    1. Thanks for trying and let me know . Glad it came out well.

  9. Came out really well !!! :):)

  10. can we cook on stove top?

    1. Yes, you can do it. But make sure to cook it in lowest temperature otherwise it easily get burnt.

  11. Thank you so much for this recipe Sandhya. I tried it out and it came out so very well. ❤️

    1. Glad that it came out well. Thanks for sharing the feedback.

  12. Does anyone know what “curd” would be called in the USA?

    1. Curd is nothing but plain yogurt without any flavor