Pukhlein is a deep-fried snack from Meghalaya. Do you know this snack is made with just only 2 ingredients? I think by now you will be surprised. The 2 ingredients are nothing but rice flour and jaggery.
This month in our Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge is about Meghalaya Cuisine. With my last month post, you will be aware that in this FB group, where every month they choose one state and where you will be paired with another blogger. Then you both exchange two ingredients with each other and you should prepare a dish using those ingredients as main. After that fellow bloggers have to identify the ingredients.
Meghalaya is a state in northeastern India. The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit. The important crops are potatoes, rice, maize, pineapples, bananas, papayas, spices, etc. The Staple food of in Meghalaya is Tungtap, Kapa, Jadoh, Dohneiihong and Eromba.
Step by Step pictures of making Pukhlein
The Secret Ingredient and my partner
This month I am paired with Shobana Vijay from Shobasdelight. Please do check Shobhana’s blog, she is having a lovely collection of recipes.
Shobana gave me Rice flour and Jaggery as secret ingredients and I gave her Vermicelli and Khoya. For this theme, we both decided to prepare a sweet dish. She prepared this delicious Shir Sewain. Then I decided to prepare this Pukhlein and recipe is from here.
Rice flour – 1cup (here I used store brought)
Jaggery – ½ cup
Water as required for melting the jaggery
Oil for deep frying
In a pan dry roast rice flour on low flame for 5 minutes and keep aside.
If you are using homemade rice flour, you can skip the above step.
In a saucepan dissolve jaggery with water and cook to a thick syrup.
Once the syrup is thick, slowly add the rice flour and mix well without any lumps.
Cover the mixture with a wet cloth and keep aside.
Now heat the oil in a pan for deep frying.
With the mixture make small balls and press them with your palm into flat and deep fry in oil on medium flame until both sides turn into golden colour.
Transfer them on to a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
Enjoy this tasty and crispy Pukhlein.
Pukhlein Recipe | Meghalaya Special Rice Jaggery Bread
- Rice flour – 1cup here I used store brought
- Jaggery – ½ cup
- Water as required for melting the jaggery
- Oil for deep frying
- In a pan dry roast rice flour on low flame for 5 minutes and keep aside.
- If you are using homemade rice flour, you can skip the above step.
- In a saucepan dissolve jaggery with water and cook to a thick syrup.
- Once the syrup is thick, slowly add the rice flour and mix well without any lumps.
- Cover the mixture with a wet cloth and keep aside.
- Now heat the oil in a pan for deep frying.
- With the mixture make small balls and press them with your palm into flat and deep fry in oil on medium flame until both sides turn into golden colour.
- Transfer them on to a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
- Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
- Enjoy this tasty and crispy Pukhlein.
The Girl Next Door
The Pukhlein sound absolutely delicious, with the jaggery and rice flour going in. They look similar to the Adhirasam of South India - I wonder if they taste similar too?
Pukhlein have come out perfect Pavani, I guess the trick was to allow the syrup to thicken a bit before adding the flour. Would love to try out this sweet snack.
I think this is the only sweet we got through dis cuisine dey look delicious 😋 you will try dis as a snack
I am so curious on trying this now. Just with two ingredients can one make such a yummy dish. They look just wow.
Sasmita Sahoo Samanta
The rice flour and jaggery combination here is a lovely factor. The pukhleins are looking much tempting !
Even I made Pukhlein for this challenge. I'm amazed how versatile the recipe is with just 2 ingredients.
Your recipe is excellent Pavani and I can see that with the perfect edges, no breakage etc. Looks delicious and Nicely done.
Looks so similar to the south indiam appam (albeit fried)...does it taste similar?? Nice share
These cookies look so delicious and crunchy. After seeing so many pukhlein recipes, I am so tempted to try this dish right away.
This fried sweet snack sounds yummy. I would love to try it soon. I can imagine the taste and crispy texture due to rice flour.
Deep-fried dishes have a special place in my heart. This is like a biscuit of the north east.
This looks like the attirasa that we do in South, would love to try this some day.
It's preparation was similar to adhirasam.... it must be tasted same.....
I just love the rice flour and jaggery combination in deep fried snacks. This one looks so tempting !
the puklein looks lovely. love the deep colour it has formed. I like the way you have formed the dough as mine was a bit thinner than this one.