Friday, April 18, 2014

Pukhlein - Meghalaya Special

During this long month marathon, the most challenging regions to cook a dish from its North Eastern regions, am sure my co marathoners will accept this. Its really hard to get a recipe especially for Meghalaya region.Meghalaya is one among the seven states from the Northeastern part of India. As the name says, Meghalaya is the land of clouds and have heavy rainfull during the monsoons.Meghalaya cuisine have unique taste of it own. Meghalaya is the home of three tribes named Khasi, Garo and Jaintia. Obviously this cuisine is a tribal cuisine and its mainly non vegetarian dishes. As like its neighbour regions, rice is the staple food of Meghalaya peoples. The red rice grown locally is relished by the people for its delicious taste. The local people consume meats and pork is the popular meat among the people of the three tribes. The cooking style of Khasi and Jaintia ressembles very much and they use black sesame seeds to temper the pork dishes.Meghalaya is rich in production of fruits like orange,lemon,banana, guava,pineapples, so that the local people love eating fruits.Jadoh is the famous food from Khasi cuisine, this dish is prepared with pork and rice.

Rice cakes are very much popular among the native and they are known as putharo. Pumaloi is an another variety of dry and flaky cake made from rice flour. Among the snacks, deepfried and jaggery sweetened Pukhlein and steamed pusla are the favourite delicacies savored with tea. I chosed to make Pukhlein as they sounds almost like our athirasam but the method was seriously very quick than the famous athirasam. Trust me this dish is dangerously addictive, we couldnt stop munching these fantastic rice cakes.


Recipe Source: Maps Of India
1cup Jaggery syrup
1/2cup Rice flour
Oil for deepfrying

Mix the rice flour,jaggery syrip in a bowl and keep aside for few minutes.

Heat the oil for deepfrying in high flame, once the oil is hot, put the flame in low.

Drop a spoon of the already prepared rice-jaggery mixture to the oil.

Fry in low flame until they turns dark brown.

Drain the excess oil with paper towel.

Enjoy with a cup of tea.

31 comments:

  1. I had never heard about this dish Priya!! Looks incredible!!

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  2. Its going to be a Pukhlein Day. .looks nice and crunchy.

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  3. How do u find such recipes Aks..really admire ur cooking passion :) This looks perfect for nibbling with chai :)

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  4. Ennanamo seireenga... Dish name kathukave enaku time edukum pola.... Neenga dish panni kalakurenga... Hmmm nadathunga nadathunga....

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  5. my next post is quick athirasam hehe .this look really tempting no wonder u ppl ate many .

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  6. These remind me of what we call ariselu. Yummy!

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  7. You have made it well Priya..agree it is going to be Pukhlein day..

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  8. seems like our adhirasam with short cut method :D

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  9. Looks so delicious.. great recipe!!

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  10. At first I though these were some tandoori fish or something due to the colour. have a nice week end

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  11. This is new to me Priya, thanks for sharing all these useful info and recipe, looks so good!

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  12. I had this many times. Never knew it was so simple to prepare. WIll try now.

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  13. Love the color of the pukhlein! Very simplified version of traditional South Indian ariselu /athirasam

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  14. This is similar to ur adhirasam or appam .super akka.first i feel so challenging and the very last minute am out of it due to travel

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  15. instead athirasam and so colorful sis

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  16. New but looks simple,colourful.

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  17. wow love the colour....so simple yet tasty

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  18. For a dish cooked form a description with no recipe you have done a great job. Nice color too.

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  19. so well made Priya!!! I also wanted to do this, but changed my mind and did a salad!!

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  20. My first 2 attempts at making these failed. So settled for another one. Very addictive I imagine.
    Cousins of Adhirasam/Ariselu :)

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  21. this looks like greek & latin to me :) Kalakkunga akka!!

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  22. looks irresistable. i love adhirasam and I am sure I'll love these as well

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  23. I think these would be a great substitute for athirasams.

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  24. Looks so yumm Priya. Some what like adhirasam/ appam...

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  25. wish I had found this recipe. looks like such a great treat

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  26. Very well made phuklein,looks so delicious...

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  27. Well made and the color look so good!

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  28. Oh wow pukhlein looks fabulous aks :) they are making drool here !! perfectly made !!

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