Paal Pongal Recipe | Vellai Pongal in Pot | Milk Pongal Recipe
Paal Pongal Recipe | Vellai Pongal | Milk Pongal Recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Vellai Pongal is simple pongal made with only rice and milk is added to make it creamy. It is one of the traditional recipe made for pongal festival in many homes in Tamilnadu. It is offered to god on the day of Pongal. My mom will make only vellai pongal and sakkarai pongal and no rice on the day of pongal.
I am not big fan of paal pongal and always prefer sakkarai pongal only. I always cook pongal in cooker on normal days. Past two years made it a point to cook only in pot on the day of Pongal. I have one vengala paanai(brass pot) which I use to make sakkarai pongal. So got this cute little clay pot to make milk pongal this year. I make very little as my hubby never eat pongal.
You can have this with sambar, rasam and even curd. My mom will add some chopped coconut pieces too but I skipped it. Method of preparation is so simple. Always boil enough water and take two cups of boiled water and add later if required to adjust the consistency of the pongal. Look at my Pongal festive menu below
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How to make vellai pongal with step by step pictures
Tie Manjal kothu(fresh turmeric with leaves) on the pot. Then keep pathai with Vibhuti and keep kungumam on all sides of the pot.
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes. Heat water in the prepared clay pot
Once it boils, take 2 cups of water in a vessel which we can use later if required to adjust consistency.
Now add rice to it. .
Allow it to cook in medium flame
Keep stirring occasionally and cook till rice is half cooked.
Add milk and salt to it.
Allow it to cook till rice is soft, mushy and creamy.
Delicious and creamy vellai pongal is ready.
Serve it with Pongal Sambar
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