Paal pongal recipe, Milk pongal, Vellai pongal
Paal pongal recipe, Milk pongal, Vellai pongal. A simple pongal made with milk during the festival of Pongal and served with kootu, sakkarai pongal and pongal kuzhambu.
Paal pongal is a very easy and simple pongal to make. It is generally made on the day of Pongal along with sakkarai pongal. You just have to cook the raw rice along with milk and water, and finally add salt to it for taste.
My grandmother would serve us paal pongal and add few drops of ghee to it. Then she will place either sliced bananas or Panjamirtham on top of it. It would taste so good when you eat it with ghee and panjamirtham. You will get a mixture of flavors. She will also serve the paal pongal with pongal kootu. When I am writing this post, it brings back all the good nostalgic memories that I had with my grandmother. Usually, this is the way paal pongal is made in my hometown.
How to make paal pongal or milk pongal or vellai pongal:
1. In a vessel, bring milk and water to a rolling boil. Now add the washed rice and cook the rice in medium flame. Make sure you stir in between.2. Once the rice is soft and cooked, add salt. Mash the rice with a ladle and give a quick stir. Switch off.Now, paal pongal is ready! Add a dash of ghee and serve it with pongal kuzhambu or kootu.
- You can also pressure cook the rice for 5 whistles.