Microwave Paal Kova is one simple preparation which can be made with few ingredients in under 30 minutes. It can’t get any easier than this, you got to try!!!
Pal Kova / Pala Khoa / Condensed Milk Halwa / Theratti Paal / Milk Halwa / Microwave Cooking / Condensed Milk Desserts / Sweets / Doodh Peda / Milk Fudge / Milk Toffee
|1 can||Sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce)|
|1 tsbp||Unsalted Pistachios (crushed)|
All you need is a 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk tin, some ghee and yogurt.
Take nice sturdy microwave safe bowl preferably glass which is slightly wide and big. This is to insure that the milk doesn’t boil over it. Combine condensed milk, yogurt and 3 tsp of ghee at this point.
Mix well and microwave for 4 minutes.
At end of 4 minutes, give a standing time of 1 minute. (This is mainly done to let the bubbling settle orelse it will splash on your face) The bowl will be very hot so carefully remove using a towel. This is how it will look after first 4 minutes.
It will appear slightly curdled, use a spoon and mix gently.
Add 2 tsp of ghee now and microwave for 2 minutes.
Again after that give 1 minute standing time and get it out. This is how it will look now. You have to stir gently, the bottom portion will look slightly brown and upper portion will be pale yellow. Add 2 tsp ghee and then cook for another 2 minutes.
Give 1 minute standing time. Now you will see that the whole content turning brown.
Stir gently, add last set of 2 tsp ghee and cook for 2 minutes.
Again give 1 minute standing time. When it comes out it will be bubbling and very hot, handle carefully. Let stay for few minutes.
Mix the crushed pistachio nuts.
At this stage the consistency will look little loose, once cooled it will solidify further.
Yield- 1/2 kg / 1 pound / 1 1/2 cups Halwa. Roughly 10 pieces. (2″ x 2″)
Alternately you can use low fat condensed milk and yogurt and cut down on the ghee too. Adjust to suit your needs. Microwave settings differ, mine is over the range GE Profile. Adjust the timing by increasing if the power is low.