22 Jul

Pandara Pootharekulu.

Pandara poothareku is a famous coastal Andhra sweet made with thin flaky sheets of paper made of rice flour. For pandara pootharekulu, powdered sugar is folded into the rice paper sheets along with pure ghee. Store the pootharekulu tight in a jar and they stay fresh for around a week or two.
Makes: around 5 Pieces of Pandara Pootharekulu.


Rice Paper Sheets 15
Sugar 1/2 Cup
Pure Ghee 5 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Melt the ghee and keep it aside.
Grind the sugar into fine powder using a spice grinder.
If necessary, process the ground sugar through fine sieve to obtain fine sugar.

Damp a kitchen towel with few splash of water.
Take a sheet of rice paper on the damp cloth.
Damp cloth helps to make the rice sheet little pliable.
Alternatively, sprinkle few tiny drops of water onto the sheet to make the folding easier.

Layer around a tbsp of powdered sugar onto the first rice paper sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice sheet.
Layer another rice paper sheet on the first sheet.
Spread around another tbsp of powdered sugar onto the second sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice sheet.

Spread around another tbsp of powdered sugar onto the third sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over this rice sheet.
Fold one longest side onto the center of the sheets.
Fold other longest side to overlap the first folded side.
Spread around another tbsp of powdered sugar onto the folded strip.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice strip.
Fold the ends of the sheet together once and fold the remaining part into a rectangular strip.
Repeat the same with remaining rice paper sheets.
Store the pootharekulu in a tight jar and serve when necessary.
Notes: Use 2 rice paper sheets during starting stage if one seem to be too thin and flaky.

Suggestions: Adjust the powdered sugar according to the preference.
Variations: Bellam Pootharekulu made with grated jaggery.
Other Names: Pootharekulu, Panchadara Pootharekulu, Pandara Putharekulu.

14 Responses to “Pootharekulu”

  1. Mythreyee July 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Being a sweet lover, how can I not have heard of this sweet. It is very very new to me. Wondering how it would taste. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Hari Chandana July 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    రాజీ గారు, పూతరేకులు అద్భుతంగా వున్నాయి. తెలుగుదనం అంతా మీ సైట్ లోనే వుంది.. చాలా బాగుంది.. థాంక్స్ 🙂

  3. arundati seri July 23, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    Rice paper sheet yela cheyali ?

  4. Padma July 23, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    I love this sweet so much. I never thought we can make them at home. Where do we get Rice Paper in US?


  5. Shilpa July 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    wer do v get rice paper sheets raji? asked u earlier but you haven’t replied.

  6. A. Ranganathan July 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    How is a rice paper made?

  7. pushpa July 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    how 2 make rice sheets

  8. Lakshmi July 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    Pls give the method for preparation of rice paper sheet. we dont get them in Delhi. I am an avid follower of ur site. I ve tried some of ur recipees also. what i like most is the picture u post with the recipee.

  9. shraddha shah July 27, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    how to make rice paper ?

  10. Jayanthi July 28, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    can anyone please suggest me how to make rice sheets at home pl.

  11. Raji July 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    am afraid i have to say that the rice sheets are from India.
    I sure tried to make em at home but they were little thicker and no good.
    will definitely let u guys know when i succeed.
    No idea if you can buy them in US either
    thanks for the comments and thanks for the patience u guys.

  12. sujana July 30, 2010 at 5:51 am #

    very nice information i noted and how to prepare rice sheet or is it available in market

  13. kiran August 27, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    Can it be the same kind of rice paper sold in the japanese shops?


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