Paal pongal (milk pongal) or Vellai Pongal made on the day of pongal festival.
- Raw rice - 1/2 cup
- Milk - 2-1/2 cups
- Salt - to taste
If doing in Vengala Paanai:
Add milk in vengala paanai first and bring it to a boil. Let it boil over, then add washed rice and cook till it half done.
Add salt and cook it is mushy and sticky.
Keep mixing in between with a ladle.
If doing in pressure cooker:
Wash rice and add it to the cooker, add milk, salt and mix well.
Cook for 4 to 5 whistles over low flame.
Let the pressure release on its own, open the lid and mash well with a spatula.
Serve with pongal kuzhambu or 7 kari kootu.