October 28, 2018

Thiripagam Sweet (An Authentic Delicacy of Tirunelveli)

Thiribagam  is a rich and delicious sweet native to Tirunelveli. Just a teaspoon of Thrirbagam gives a divine taste that tempts to you to grab more. Thiribagam is a mandatory sweet made here during marriages and Thalai Diwali.  This Thiripagam has three major ingredients and hence got that name. It has the blended taste of Mysorepak, Kajukathli and Palkova. In marriages, a table spoon of thiripagam is wrapped in butterpapers and served here..
  • Pre time: 05 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 10

Ingredients for making Thiripagam:

  • Besan Flour 1 cup
  • Milk with fat 2 cups
  • Sugar 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Cashew Powder 1 cup
  • Ghee 3/4 cup
  • Saffron strings 6 to 8 soaked in 1/4 cup of warm milk
  • Edible Camphor / Pachai Karpooram a small pinch

How to make Thiripagam?

Heat a heavy bottomed pan and keep in mild flame.
Dry roast the Besan Flour for 3 minutes without burning it.
Pour the milk in to it and stir continuously breaking the lumps.
When the stuff thickens like a paste add the sugar and stir well.
The stuff now becomes watery and again will start becoming thick.
Add the soaked saffron milk.

Start adding the ghee right from now at intervals.
Keep stirring till the stuff becomes thick like paste again.
Add the cashew powder, stir well and also add the last lot of ghee.
When the Thiribagam is in the thick flowing consistency and not sticking to the pan add the edible camphor and switch off the pan.
It will reach the right consistency once it becomes cool.


  1. Thank you very much for the recipe. came out very well.

  2. Lakshmi Raghuraman2 June 2016 at 19:15

    Do we have to fry the besan?