APTDC to set Guinness record by preparing longest ‘Pootharekulu’

Pootharakulu Sweet

AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is all set to prepare the largest ‘pootharekulu’, a traditional sweet from Andhra Pradesh, and set a Guinness record on Thursday.

APTDC is hosting this event at the Berm Park, aiming spreading the name of the traditional sweet around the world.  The process of making the 10 meter Pootharekulu will start in the morning and go on till the evening. The entire process may take 6-8 hours.

“The department was striving to give a global identity to the traditional dishes of Andhra Pradesh and unique event is part of that objective,” said Himanshu Shukla, Managing Director of APTDC.

“In order to globalise the authentic Andhra dishes, we are conducting many food festivals across the State and we are also working on making the Andhra traditional dishes like bamboo biryani and bamboo chicken by training the cooks and chefs in the State,” he added.

Making pootharekulu in the traditional way

For preparing the 10 metre length Pootharekulu, APTDC officials have invited well known cooks and experts from Godavari region. The sweet will be prepared in the traditional way, using regular clay pots.

Pootharekulu is a wafer-like sweet popular in Atreyapuram, a village and mandal of East Godavari district. It is prepared with a special batter made of rice and cooked in clay pots. The wafers are then wrapped in powdered sugar, jaggery powder, dry fruits etc.