Poondu Paalkova | Garlic Milk Halwa | Food to increase mother’s milk

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Garlic Milk Sweet – Poondu Paalkova boosts breast milk secretion for feeding moms. Mother’s milk is the best for babies. Traditionally, garlic is given daily to lactating moms to increase milk supply.

The basic recipe is to boil garlic in milk and drink as such. This garlic sweet is my mom’s recipe. As I was a GDM mom, I had more craving for sweet. So, I stuck to this sweet recipe as it appeased my sweet tooth, post delivery.

Feeding moms should include garlic in daily diet as it increases lactation and also keeps you fit.

Garlic Milk Sweet Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 1 | Suits: Lactating moms

Garlic – 2 Pods containing 17+ cloves
Milk – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1 cube or 1/4 cup grated


1.Peel garlic and cut into small pieces.2.Grate or break jaggery and add lil water just till immersing level in a pan. Let it nicely bubble up and slightly thicken like honey. Filter for impurities and keep aside.3.In a pan, add milk and garlic pieces. Cook closed in medium flame for 10 mins. Stir intermittently.4.Boil well until garlic turns softer and milk thickens. Keep stirring now and then to avoid burning the bottom.5.Add jaggery syrup and cook till it thickens to grainy texture.

Enjoy the sweet medicine …


  • Mala Poondu suits best for milk secretion. If unavailable, you shall use normal ones too.

Nutritional Benefits

Garlic – Dietary fiber, Protein, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B&C
Jaggery – Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Selenium, Folates, Vitamin B
Milk – Protein , Calcium


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