In Kolkata, Pantua is very popular sweet. Mostly Pantua or Gulab Jamun as you say is mostly cooked with khoya. But in this recipe I have used chire or flattened rice to cook this recipe of pantua. You can easily cook this recipe if you have chire/ flattened rice at home. Cooking of this recipe requires only two major ingredient- chire/flattened rice and sugar. It’s very easy to cook.

Flattened rice originates from Indian subcontinent. Rice is perboiled before flattening so that it can be consumed with very little oil. You can even consume it without cooking. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid whether hot or cold,as they absorb water or any other liquid.

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It is also called Beaten Rice not to be confused with poha. In Kolkata it is mostly called Chire. It is used as a common breakfast ingredient in our kitchen for kids and elderly person. I remember my grandfather relishing a bowl of chire dipped in milk in his breakfast.

Gulab Jamun is a classic Indian sweet made with Chana and sugar syrup. This is the traditional preparation where Chana is the main ingredient. But this recipe of mine has Chire or Flattened rice as the main ingredient.

With lockdown all around the world, we are trying to use our resources rationally. In this recipe you don’t need milk at all also you don’t need milk powder. But you can enjoy luscious gulab jamun even then.


Chire / Flattened rice is a good source of essential vitamins minerals and antioxidants.


Take chire or Flattened rice on a plate or in a bowl. Wash them thoroughly. Then start mashing them with your hand. Knead till lump starts forming.

This requires 10-15 minutes

Now put oil in pan. Make small balls out of the chire/ flattened rice dough. Fry them in oil.

Size depends on you.

Fry them till the ball becomes golden outside.

Put sugar and water in a bowl. Let it boil. Now soak these balls in the sugar syrup.

Take the Gulab Jamun out of the syrup after few minutes. It’s ready.


Cuisine – Indian/ Bengali

Course – Dessert

Prep time -10 minutes Cook time – 15 minutes. Cooking time -25 minutes

Chef πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Tina


Chire / Flattened rice – 250 gm-300 gm

Sugar -1 cup

Water -1 cup(2-3 spoons less)

(Measurement always depend on the requirement)



Take a plate/ bowl. Put the flattened rice in the same. Wash them thoroughly. Start mashing it hand.

Make balls out of dough.

Put oil in pan. Fry the balls till they are golden outside.

Put sugar and water in a bowl. Boil them.

Put the fried balls in the sugar syrup.

Take them out after few minutes.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. earlgreykick says:

    Yummy, looks so nice. Also chirer payash !!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      I love chirer payesh. Will try it soon.❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Very tempting! I don’t think I ever saw flattened rice in the stores around here. I’ll look for it online.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Just try it once. I bet you are going to love it😊

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Craig White says:

    Delicious my friend πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ’™

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you my friend ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Glee Sparkle says:

    Yum…. wanna try it sometime πŸ˜‹

    Don’t forget to Glee and spread sparkles ✨
    -Nani πŸ’–

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you for loving my recipes

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I seriously could eat the entire bowl!!! They look so good!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      All yours😍
      So happy to hear your compliments ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Rising Star says:

    Delicious, I love to eat gulab jaman after dinner.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you for your love. Please try this recipe. It’s very easy.


      1. Rising Star says:

        Sure dear, whenever I get a chance I’ll definitely try this recipe

        Liked by 1 person

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