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Everyone celebrates Janmastami with Krishna's favourites: butter, milk and curds, even if they cannot make all the yummy cheedai and m...

Gopal's Pal Sweet/ Milk sweet

Everyone celebrates Janmastami with Krishna's favourites: butter, milk and curds, even if they cannot make all the yummy cheedai and murukku. Milk based sweets like pedas, shrikand and kheer are most commonly prepared in the north. With the availability of condensed non-fat milk in the grocery stores, it makes it possible to indulge in some milk sweets. Using a wok or the microwave these sweets can be easily prepared. The recipe I post here is something that my sisters and I have been using for years and is a fool-proof recipe. It takes about 25 minutes to prepare and is extremely easy. Kalakand is a milk-based sweet.There are many Krishna stories that involve milk.

Krishna (a.k.a. Gopal) was well known for his pranks. Gopikas would constantly complain to Yashodha, his mother, about his mischief. As a (time-out) punishment, Yashodha would tie her son to the grinding stone with a rope. Gopal's pranks were no normal child's play. Through his mischievous behavior he tried to teach something more profound to one and all.

One such incident was when a Gopika approached Yashodha crying that there was no milk left in her household and her children and family were hungry for milk. She accused Gopal of un tying all the calves in her dairy farm. Consequently, the calves fed on their mothers milk and so there was no cows milk left for family. However, Gopal, tried to teach people not to be greedy and feed the calves before milking the cow. He wanted people to realize that the cow was a jeevan(a living thing)with feelings. Even though the cow could not talk it still experienced the same feeling as the humans did to see their babies go hungry.

( info source http://www.moralstories/wordpress.com/)
My entry to Indian Festive Food Event: Krishna and Ganesh Chathurthi hosted by Purva's Daawat
Microwave safe glass bowl
Saran wrap
Parchment/wax paper

( Makes 30 pieces)
Condensed Milk (Non Fat)- 1 tin
Milk Powder (Non- Fat)- 1 cup
Mixed Nuts (almond, cashew, Pistachio)- 1 cup finely chopped
Rava/Cream of Wheat/Semolina- 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Saffron - a few strands
Cardamon - 4 pods powdered

1. Mix milk powder, condensed milk, rava, butter and nuts in a bowl and then transfer it to a square or rectangle microwaveable glass bowl and cover with saran wrap.
2. Cook it for 5 minutes. Remove and mix well and place it back. Cook for 15 more minutes removing every 5 minutes to mix.Must add that please check your microwave power levels. If you are not sure try 2 minute intervals.

3. The mix will come together. Add saffron and cardamon and mix well.Transfer into a greased tray lined with wax or parchment paper for easy removal.

4. Cut into squares and place in the fridge to set.


  1. Yummy milk sweet. Making in MW will make things easier. Yours have come out well.

  2. I was addicted to palkova when I was a kid. I could eat a whole pound of them!

  3. Super !!!!!!!

    I am not a "Sweet" person so anything easy sounds good to me...

    Keep them coming..

  4. Thank you for showing us an easy way to make milk sweet. Life is good!

    Keep them coming.

  5. That is one good treat to Gopal. I am drooling..

  6. Your sweet looks awesome :)

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  9. Hi Srimathi, I happened to visit ur blog and found this recipe. Thank u very much for this simple MW recipe. It looks mouthwatering. Btw, visit my recently created blog www-krishnaarpanam.blogspot.com

  10. Hey Gopal Palgova looks really delicious. The picture of Lord Krishna in each of your post is truly amazing and each instances of Lord Krishna in the post are worth reading.

    Thank you for the lovely entry.