Sunday, August 31, 2008

Microwave Thiratti Paal

I was bowled over by the simplicity of this recipe and of course the taste too. With minimal effort and time you get a very enjoyable, yummy dish. However, since microwave times vary I would highly recommend those of you who try this to watch it like a hawk while it's cooking, especially after the first couple of minutes to ensure that it doesn't burn. Microwaves tend to cook the food even after the oven has been switched off and that is something we need to keep in mind to prevent it from burning (and I talk from experience - after having to scrape off burnt, brown bits of this during my initial attempt).


Condensed Milk (e.g Milkmaid) - 1 tin (400g)
Yogurt (curd) - 2 to 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

A large, deep microwaveable bowl (so the mixture doesn't boil over when cooking)

1) Combine the condensed milk, yogurt and ghee in a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes (uncovered)

2) Stir and allow to cook 2 more minutes.

3) Now is when it's absolutely imperative to fix yourself right next to the microwave and not budge. Stir and cook for the last 2 minutes - and keep in mind that even though the mixture looks white on the top, sometimes it will turn into the pale brown colour after you stop the microwave and stir (because it's cooked a bit more in the middle). For me it was done at this point (so 6 minutes total). If yours doesn't look done - stir and allow to rest a while before cooking more. Please adjust cooking times based on your MW power.

4) The mixture will thicken more upon cooling. Enjoy warm or cold.

I would like to send this as my entry to Srivalli's Microwave Event: MEC - Potluck Party.

Divya tagged me for a meme which has to be the easiest one I've done so far. It just requires me to list 3 lines from the nearest book - now even I can do that :)

To be precise, the rules are:
* Pick up the nearest book
* Open to page 123
* Find the 5th sentence
* Post the next three sentences
* Tag 5 people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

Here's an excerpt from the book I have closeby so I can read & re-read bits of it anytime I want an extra boost:

In the small circle of the home she has never quite forgotten the particular uniquenss of each member of the family; the spontaneity of now; the vividness of here. This is the basic substance of life. These are the individual elements that form the bigger entities like mass, future, world.

These are lines from 'Gift from the Sea' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, a treasured gift from my friend Kaye.

Thank you for this easy tag Divya.... and now for my turn to tag, I'm only picking 3 ... I think most others have done it already.

Rajitha, Sujatha & Vegetable Platter


  1. That looks delicious Lavanya..I too make this often.My kids love this.

  2. wow, this is a new one to me, but sure sounds delicious, not to mention quick and easy! good one, laavs!

    thanks for ur support laavs...i am pretty sure I would be able to blog soon! sure miss interacting with all of u!!! :-)

  3. that looks so yummy.. I happened to taste this dish in a party and since then its in my to-do list.. Yours is tempting me to make it right away :) Looks awesome, Laavanya! Bookmarked :)
    And thanks for tagging me :)

  4. looks yummy and superb.Bookmarked it..

  5. Nice Meme. I never seem to get enough of theratipaal, I have made this so many times, and still love it.

  6. Delicious one , love to have right away!

  7. Condensed milk and yogurt? wow, this has to be delicious... This can be done on the stove too right?

  8. Oh yeah, I hear you about the MW burning! I laid to waste a hunk of white chocolate and a Tirupati laddu like that. Your thirattipaal looks nice and pearly!

  9. what a mouthwatering sweet dish.

  10. yummmm...laav..this is so easy..i know one with ricotta..but this is even simpler..will try it in distant future....


  11. looks yummy..thiratipal in MW..sounds good!!!

  12. looks yummy thiratti paal,i will try it

  13. Looks more like paalgua to me..but looks yummy and easy to make..nice one

  14. They never disappoint you in taste too. A quick one. Viji

  15. This looks really nice and the ease of cooking makes it even more attractive.

  16. This was the first thing I tried in the MW when i got one..but i used milk instead of curd..very tempting dish

  17. My hubby used to love this, but after going vegan I haven't tried it. Maybe I need to find a way to veganize it. Looks lovely, Laavanya.

  18. Wooh, looks so delicious and easy too.

  19. Thats a lovely one Laavanya...and nice reading the meme..thanks!

  20. Theratti paal is my favorite milk sweet and yours looks fantastic :)

  21. This is my favorite..And making it ina microwave makes the process esier..Should try..

  22. My first time here and this dish looks lovely..Must try this..

  23. My first time here...I tried Tirattu Paal and came out well, but i left it inside the fridge after it cooled down and it became very hard when i was going to serve. Did i over-cook? Luckily after re-heating for few seconds, conistency was back to normal and tasted very good. Thanks to you!!


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