THERATTIPAAL

In many South Indian Tamilian households, Therattipaal is a classic dessert made with milk especially during Deepavali. It is a thicker version of the North Indian Rabri. Traditionally, it is made by reducing down milk and sugar over slow heat for hours! But here is an easy microwave recipe that you can make in less than 10 minutes! Unbelievable, but true!

INGREDIENTS

Butter, Dry milk  powder, Condensed milk.

RECIPE

  1. Melt 1 stick of butter (113 grams/4 oz/ half cup) in a big glass bowl in the microwave.
  2. Add 1.5 cups of dry milk powder and 1 can (400 gms/14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Mix everything together. It will be a bit of a gooey mess, but that’s okay!
  4. Microwave for 2 minutes, take it out, mix well and put it back again to microwave for another 2 minutes. Depending on the power of your microwave, it may take 3 rounds of 2 minutes each or 4 rounds of 2 minutes each.
  5. When it is completely cooked, it turns a nice brownish color from the white mass earlier.
  6. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!!

VARIATION: BLACKBERRY THERATTIPAAL

    1. Melt 1 stick of butter (113 grams/4 oz/ half cup) in a big glass bowl in the microwave.
    2. Add 1.5 cups of dry milk powder and 1 can (400 gms/14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk.
    3. Blend 1/2 cup of blackberries and add to the bowl.
    4. Mix everything together. It will be a bit of a gooey mess, but that’s okay!
    5. Microwave for 2 minutes, take it out, mix well and put it back again to microwave for another 2 minutes. Depending on the power of your microwave, it may take 3 rounds of 2 minutes each or 4 rounds of 2 minutes each.
    6. When it is completely cooked, the blackberries impart a lovely bluish tinge to the therattipaal!
    7. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!!

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