Paal Pongal ( with salt ) | Milk Pongal | White Pongal

Paal Pongal (with salt) | Milk Pongal | White Pongal 

Paal pongal / milk pongal / white pongal with salt

Paal pongal/ milk pongal/ white pongal is a yummy traditional pongal variety made during the Pongal festival ( harvest festival )in Tamil Nadu. In this pongal the rice n dal are cooked entirely in milk for a rich creamy taste. There are two variations of this pongal one is the sweet variety where we add sugar and other is a savoury variety which is made with salt. Here I have posted the savoury variety of paal pongal with salt. This pongal is usually served with Pongal Kulambu or 7 kari kootu  Click here. Check out the recipe below.


Raw rice -1 cup
Green gram dal -1/4 cup
Milk -4 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee -2 tbsps
Cashews few


👉Wash and soak the rice and dal for 1/2 hour.
👉In a pressure cooker add the rice n dal after draining the water. Add 3 cups of milk, 1 cup water, salt , 1 tbsp ghee and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.

👉Release the pressure, again keep on fire, add remaining one cup milk mix well. Mash the rice well allow it to thicken.

👉In a tadka pan add remaining ghee, fry the cashews and add to the pongal mix well. Remove from fire. Serve.

Preparation Time -20 mins
Serves -4-5


✍️Be cautious while cooking in the pressure cooker directly as the milk may overflow so use a tall cooker or cook by pot in pot method.
✍️You can also cook directly in a pot/vessel too. You may have to add extra water for cooking and the process is lengthy and needs continuous attention.

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