Theratti pal is a traditional sweet which is prepared with two ingredients - milk and sugar. The milk is boiled over low flame till it is reduced to a curdled mixture and is sweetened with sugar. Its an integral part of bhakshanam for any ritual in a Brahmin household, especially marriage. In the olden days, it was considered an exotic sweet and a tiffin box of this home made theratti pal will be invariably given to the daughter by the mother when she goes back to her in-laws home after her first visit to her maternal home post marriage. I guess the sweet is held in such high esteem, because of the patience and effort involved. Now, what I am posting here is an instant version, which gets done in 5 minutes, in a microwave oven.
- Milkmaid - 1 tin (400 gm)
- Curd - 2 tspn
- Ghee - 1 tspn
Take all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Make sure you take a big bowl else it might spill over while cooking. I used 1.5 litre bowl and it almost reached the brim . Microwave high for 5 minutes. After every two minutes, give it a stir. This will ensure it doesn't spill over. At this stage, you may find some liquid.
But after a standing time of 3 minutes, it will set well. Scoop and enjoy the delicious sweet.
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