you choose Rock Sugar Candy, I would suggest to powder it coarsely using a mixer as it will save cooking time. If it is Diamond Kalkandu, you can skip this step and use it directly.
stirring the rice mixture in between. All the water and milk would have been absorbed and it will be in a semi solid state. When pressed between your fingers it should be easily mashable and appear mushy.
add the powdered kalkandu or the diamond kalkandu, and mix well
you feel that the rice is not done and there is no water left further to cook, add more water after heating it. Never add cold water.
Today is Pongal, the harvest festival celebrated in India, similar to Thanksgiving in US. This dish Sakkarai Pongal, which goes by the name of the festival itself, is a rice pudding made with the newly harvested rice ( for people who have their own paddy fields, for others, we do it with the raw rice we have at home)
If Misal in Maharastra, Aloo Paratha in Punjab, Bedai and Jalebi in UP, Bora saul in Assam, Poha in MP are considered ideal breakfast in their respective states then Idli, Pongal and Vadai rules Tamil Nadu