Pukhlein - Sweet of Meghalaya

Pukhlein - is  nothing but a simple sweet made with rice flour and jaggery and then deep fried in hot.It a simple  sweet delicacy of north eastern  state, Meghalaya.Though it  look some what similar to that of south Indian ,Adhirasam, but in adhirasam, the preparation of dough is  a long procedure and one need to keep the prepared dough for aging. But in this pukhlein, the method is so simple, just mix it up and fry.With minimal ingredients we can easily make this.

I bet one can't stop munching this as it is too addictive.I paired it for evening chai and it tastes yummy.Recipe adapted from here.

Preparation time; 5 mins
cooking time: under 15 mins


  • Rice flour-1\2 cup
  • jaggery-1\4 cup
  • water- 2r 3 tbsp
  • oil- to fry

1.Add water to powdered jaggery and heat it.When it dissolves switch off.

2.In a bowl add rice flour,melted jaggery and make a soft dough.Make small balls of it ,flatten a bit and deep fry them in hot oil.

Serve as snack for hot chai/tea or eat as such.


  1. I was reminded of the days when I used to have pukhlein with tea during the morning breaks at school when I was a teacher at Jaiaw, Shillong.

  2. that looks so good...and easy to make too


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