Paal pongal |Milk Pongal| Vellai Pongal is a milk based pongal prepared using newly harvested rice on Pongal celebration. For pongal generally sweet and salt versions has been prepared in each home. This is a salty verison of pongal generlly consumed for lunch paired with Pongal Kuzhambu.

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Vellai pongal recipe

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: Tamil

Raw Rice- 1/2 cup (Preferably newly harvested rice)
Milk-  1 cup (I have used low fat milk; U could use full fat)
Water- 1 cup
Salt- pinch
Vellai Pongal

  • Boil milk and water together in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom vessel.
  • Once it starts to boil add the washed raw rice and close with a lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles on low flame.
  • Once the steam escapes open the lid and add a pinch of salt and slightly mash the rice with a back side of the ladle or masher.
  • If you feel the pongal is thick add some more milk and cook the pongal till it starts to bubble.
  • Note: If you use normal heavy bottom pan you require about 1- 1½ cups more water.
Paal Pongal