Selecting a set of layers out of rice layers
Picking up two layers
Making a suitable combination of layers to make sure of no leakage holes or cuts
After spreading powdered sugar, pouring a bit of indian butter over it
After putting indian butter, its time to fold the sheets
After making 2 folds from both sides, it looks like this
Putting powdered sugar again on the folded layer
Pouring 1 spoon of indian butter again over powdered sugar
Indian butter is spreaded over the layer, now its time for a final fold
Final fold is done in this way, such that all the layers are sandwiched
The sets are ready to consume - life of 1 product is 1 week
People enjoying this crunchy and sweet snack on road side
Pootharekulu, Putharekulu, or Putarekulu, some times called "Paper Sweets" by the Andhra people, is a sweet dish of Eastern and Coastal Andhra Pradesh of Southern India. It is a sweet version of a Vegetable Roll where the vegetables are replaced by finely ground sugar powder in fine laminated foils made of rice. The wafer's size varies from 100 to 1000 micrometres depending on the expertise of the person who makes it.
Pootharekulu was probably developed by the Brahmin families of Rajahmundry City in East Godawari district of Andhra Pradesh 16th century AD.
In the Telugu language, pootha means "coating OR to coat" and reku means a foil, translating to english as "sugar coated foils". The lu suffix (poothareku lu) is added to denote the plural form of Poothareku