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Aardhi / Palathalikalu recipe


Since I was a child I am fond of Ganesh chathurthi and my parents used to  say that it is pooja for children and  that made us involved in this pooja . In our house Palathalikalu ( rice noodle or strings cooked in milk) is a must for this pooja. When I was a child , me and my sisters  used to prepare the ganesh idol for pooja . But then when we were in our teens we used to buy the idol . But now after being in US , I started doing it again . Once I made it with play dough and this year I made with clay . I decorated the idol with sandal wood powder ( chandan ) and used some glitter from my daughter’s colour collection . We all enjoyed doing the pooja .



Palatalikalu for ganesh chaturthi


  1. Rice flour – 1 cup
  2. Milk – 4 cups ( whole or 2 %)
  3. Sugar – 1 cup
  4. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  5. Cashews – 10 to 15 ( slit)
  6. Raisins – 2 tbsp
  7. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  8. Water -1   3 /4 cup



  • Take water in a small pan and bring it to a boil and add the rice flour to it and mix well so that no lumps are formed . Switch off the flame and over the pan  with a lid . That heat is sufficient to cook the flour .
  • Take a large pan to prepare the palatalikalu . Pour milk in this and bring to a boil .
  • While milk is boiling form the rice noodle . To do  this, apply  ghee to your palm and take some rice flour paste and roll between the palm to form a string or thick noodle  each of about 2 inch length. Plate them .
  • Once the milk comes to a boil add sugar and mix well . To this add the thalikalu ( the rice noodle ) and cook on low to medium heat for 3 mins.
  • In a saute pan heat the ghee and saute the cashews and raisins and add to the milk and stir slowly and cook for 1 min and switch off the flame .
  • Garnish with cardamom powder .




Serves : 4 to 6

Preparation time : 20 mins

cooking time : 15 mins

Categories: sweets

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