Preparation time: 5 ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 ~ 30 minutes
Serves: 4~ 5
¼ cup raw rice
3 cups milk
½ tsp salt for salt version or ½ ~ ¾ cup sugar or to taste for sugar paal pongal
Saffron few strands (optional)
- Wash the rice and soak it with water for few minutes.
- Boil the milk in heat bottom pan in medium heat. Add soaked rice to the boiling milk and cook it for till rice become soft and mushy.
- Reduce the heat and add salt or sugar to cooked rice. Stir and turn of the heat. Add saffron to pongal. Transfer to serving bowl and serve with your choice of nuts.