Paalataalikalu is a sweet dish specially prepared on Ganesh Chaturthi as an offering to Lord Ganesha. It is South Indian cuisine but mainly prepared in the Andhra Pradesh region. The key ingredients of this recipe are milk, jaggery, and rice flour. This creamy, delicious authentic payasam will make your festival brighter!


Milk- 500 ml

Jaggery- 3/4th cup

Water- 1/4th cup

Cashew nuts- few

Cardamom- 2 or 3

Sago(small)- 1 tbsp

Ghee- 1 tbsp

Rice flour 1 tsp and water 2 tbsp water to make smooth paste.

For taalikalu

Rice flour- 1/2 cup

Water- 3/4th cup

Sugar- 1 tsp


  • 1. Use full cream milk.
  • 2. To make like rice noodles you can use murku maker. Hand made once consue time.
  • 3. Mix one tsp of rice flour with water and add to the boiling milk to get thicker consistency of the kheer.
  • 4. Adjust jaggery as per taste. You can take sugar and jaggery equal parts or can simply replace with sugar too.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time- 30 minutes


✓making jaggery syrup

✓soak sago

✓making of noodles with rice powder

✓fry cashews in ghee

✓ mix 1tsp rice flour in 1/4 th cup water.(optional)

1. For making jaggery syrup dissolve 1/4th cup grated jaggery in 3/4th cup. Melt in low flame and keep aside.

2. For taalikalu boil 2/3rd cup(120ml) water, add sugar.when water starts boiling keep flame low, add rice flour slowly. Switch off the flame and mix well with spatula.let it cool and knead like a dough. Now make like noodles with hand by dusting rice flour. Keep aside.

Dough for rice noodles, jaggery syrup, fried cashew, soaked sago.
Rice noodles

3. Boil milk and add soaked sago to it and cook for a while. Now add rice noodles to it . Do not stirr immediately it may tend to break. Cook for few minutes and switch off the flame. After 5 minutes add melted jaggery syrup to it stirr carefully.

4. Garnish with fried cashews .

6 thoughts on “PALATAALIKALU

  1. Hi Rani….Palatalikalu is my fvrt sweet….Many tyms I tried to make this sweet…but it didn’t turn out well…. Again for Ganesh festival vl try….ur procedure given me clarity vr am mkng some mistakes….once again compliment frm me is ur pics r beautiful…. feel of festival ….. really nice pics….. keep it up 👍

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    1. Thank you soo much for the compliments. Your compliments boosts my spirits to come up with the better recipes every time 👍

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  2. We also prepare similar dish called ‘Chasir payesh’ in ‘Makar Sankranti’. Only we do not add sabudana. This dish is always in my favourite list. Lovely share. 🙂

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    1. .Good to know about ‘chasir payesh’. Thanks jayeeta. Addition of sabudana is to just thicken the consistency of payasam !

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  3. Wowe! Beautiful this is! Yummm 😊

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    1. Thanks Ahtees😊 glad you liked it!

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