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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Easy Palathalikalu - with Stepwise pictures - Paal kozhukattai

Palathalikalu(paal kozhukattai) is a  Popular Andhra sweet dessert made during festive occasions like varalakhsmi vratham, Polala Amavasya vratham & vinayaka chaturthi. It is prepared with coconut, jaggery(bellam) and milk. Thalikalu means  noodles. Normally people makes thin stripes at hand and they steam cook it. it is a time consuming method. Here i have explained easy method to make thalikalu using jantikalu press.Now we see the steps to make it.


For making thalikalu(rice noodles)
Rice flour - 1/2 cup.
salt - as required.
water - 1 cup.
Jaggery - 2 tbsp

For making sauce
Boiled Milk - 1 + 1/2 cup.
water - 1 + 1/2 cup.
Grated Jaggery - 3/4   cup.

For making paste 
cashews - 10.
khuz khuz - 2 tsp.
coconut - 1/4 cup.


  • Take a kadai add 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp of jaggery, when jaggery melts and water starts boiling, add rice flour and salt and keep it in a sim mode for 10 min, then transfer it to plate, sprinkle some water to make a soft pliable  dough, knead it well  and keep it aside.

  • soak cashews and khuz khuz in a hot water for 15 minutes,then grind it into a smooth paste with coconut.

  • Take a thick bottomed vessel, add milk & water. when  it starts boiling, take the jantikalu press(murukku press) and place the soft dough that we made already and squeeze the press in a circular motion,   to get rice strings(thalikalu)  over the milk,as shown in the picture.
  • let it boil in the milk, at a minimum flame,till rice noodles are cooked,it takes  approx 10 min.

  • Now add smooth  paste that we made  already.let it boil for 2 more minutes.
  • Finally add jaggery cook for few minutes till jaggery melts. Now Paalathalikalu is ready to serve.

  • Add coconut paste & jaggery  at the last,else milk may get curdled.
  • Take milk and water in equal ratio to boil, thalikalu gets cooked well when you add water.
  • if you want you can crush the cardomom and add to it, at the last.
  • you can also shape the strings(thalikalu) by hand at 1 or 1+1/2 inch height or you can  make the dough into  small balls.


Spandana said...

I love these and my grandmom makes the best palathalikalu I have every tasted :)
Yours looks very good.

usg56 said...

It's exactly the same way my mother in law used to make. Thanks for bringing back those memories