Pala Talikalu | Ganesh Chaturdi Special Sweet | How to make Pala Thalikalu Recipe

Prasadam | vegetarian

  • Cook Time 45 Mins
  • Servings 8


  • 1 cup Wet rice flour
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1 cup Sago Pearls (Sabudana)
  • 1/2 liter Milk
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 tsp Ghee
  • 3 tsp Cashew Nuts
  • 2 tsp Dry Coconut pieces
  • 2 tsp Raisins


  1. Melt 2tsp of Jaggery with some water. Once it melts, add wet Rice Flour and switch off the stove and stir it well. (Note that preparation of Wet rice flour was mentioned in Tips ).
  2. If the Dough appears too hard, add some water and mix to make it soft.
  3. Add water to the remaining Jaggery and boil it fully, then remove it from the stove and let it cool.
  4. Now, prepare marble-size lumps from wet Rice Flour dough and roll them till they are long and slightly thick enough. Keep some wet flour aside.
  5. Mix milk and water and bring it to boil fully and add Sago pearls which are soaked for 30min in water and let them cook up to half.
  6. Once Sago pearls are half cooked, then add prepared Talikalu to Milk and leave it undisturbed for 5 min.
  7. After 5 min stir it slowly, close the lid and let it boil for 12-15 minutes
  8. After 12 min, cut Talikalu with a spoon to check whether they have absorbed Milk. Once it boils to the inner core, mix water and Rice flour which was set aside, to make batter without lumps and add this to Talikalu and boil it for another 5-6 min with the lid closed and in low flame.
  9. It becomes thick after 5-6 min, then switch off the stove and add Cardamom powder and cooled jaggery syrup and mix it slowly.
  10. Heat the Ghee and add dry Coconut pieces, Cashew Nuts, Raisins and roast them until they turn golden.
  11. Talikalu might appear raw when they are hot. They absorb more Milk once they are cooled.