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 finely laminated foils made of rice. The wafer's size varies from 100 to 1000 micrometers 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