Peanut Pootharekulu

21 Jul

peanut_pootharekulu
Putnala Pappu Pootharekulu.

Poothareku is a famous coastal Andhra sweet made with thin flaky sheets of paper made of rice flour. For peanut pootharekulu, peanuts are roasted and ground into powder along with jaggery and is folded into the rice paper sheets along with pure ghee. Store the peanut pootharekulu tight in a jar and they stay fresh for around a week or two.
Makes: around 5 Pieces of Peanut Pootharekulu.

Ingredients:

Rice Paper Sheets 15
Raw Peanuts 8 Tbsps
Cardamom Powder a big Pinch
Jaggery 1/3 Cup (Grated)
Pure Ghee 5 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Microwave the ghee for around 20 seconds and keep it aside.
Roast the peanuts on low flame till they turn golden in color.
Grind the roasted peanuts, cardamom powder into fine powder along with jaggery and remove onto a bowl.
Coarsely ground just few peanuts and mix coarsely ground peanuts into the powder and keep aside.

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 peanut powder 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 peanut powder onto the second sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice sheet.

Spread around another tbsp of peanut powder 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 peanut powder 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 peanut 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 jaggery according to the preference.
Variations: Check Cashew Pootharekulu made with cashew nuts.
Other Names: Veru Senaga Pappu Pootharekulu, Peanut Pootharekulu, Palli Putharekulu.

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2 Responses to “Peanut Pootharekulu”

  1. Sri July 23, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Can you please tell me where did you get the rice paper sheets from?

  2. Raji July 24, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    i got the rice paper sheets from India Sri.

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