Paal Pongal(Vellai Pongal)

This pongal may sounds simple but it tastes heavenly .. I love everytime my mom makes it. My mom would always say this pongal better goes with pongal sambar and esp with rasam.. O yeah, I agree , no doubt abt that.. And this is a good one for Neivedyam as well....

Ingredients :

Sona masoori rice -- 1 cup
Water -- 3 1/2 cups
Milk -- 1 cup
Salt -- to taste

To garnish :

Fresh curd -- 1 tbsp
Freshly prepared butter -- 1 tbsp

Method :

Using pressure cooker :

Soak the rice in water for 10 to 15 minutes. In a pressure cooker add the water + milk , rice and salt . Mix it well. Cook for 3 whistles. When done , garnish  it with a tbsp of butter /yoghurt  and offer to God..

Normal Method :

Take a pot and fill with water + milk ,salt and boil .. Add the soaked rice and cook until the rice fall apart /mashed. Garnish it with butter / yoghurt and offer to God..

                                                    Happy Pongal !!!!

Sending this to Kurinji's Pongal feast event


Njoy !!!

Happy eating guys !!!


  1. Delicious.. wish could have taken out the platter from the screen..very nice recipe!

    US Masala

  2. looks so divine di sho....wonderful pongal

  3. Looks delicious & I missed this pongal sho

  4. wow...yummy pongal...will try this for sure...

  5. nice beautifull paal pongal...wish u a very happy pongal

    Super Yummy Recipes

  6. Beautiful looking paal pongal,Happy pongal wishes to u and ur family..

  7. lovely click shanavi-- hope u had a grand pongal !

  8. Delicious looking pongal..superb presentation.

  9. Interesting! I make chakrapongal in milk but this is a new one - bookmarking for trying...:))




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