Paal Pongal/ Milk Pongal is a salted version of Sakarai Pongal where rice and moong dal are cooked in milk along with water and finally garnished with ghee roasted cashews and grated coconut.
Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu and the first day of the Tamil month (Thai) which is also celebrated as Makara Sankranthi in northern parts of India.
Paal Pongal is traditional cooked in clay pots with newly harvested rice🌾 and offered to Surya Bhagwan☀️(Sun god) for good harvest.Paal Pongal is served with sambar or Pongal kulambu with 7 Kari kootu.
PREPARATION TIME : 5 MINS
COOKING TIME : 30 MINS
1 cup raw rice
1/4 cup moong dal(paasi paruppu)
3 cups milk
2 cups water
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp grated coconut
Wash rice and moong dal in water and soak for half an hour.
Add milk ,water and cook with a closed lid until the rice turns mushy.
Add ghee roasted cashews and grated coconut and mix well.
Serve with Pongal kulambu and 7 Kari kootu.