GARHWALI DISH – बुखणा(Bukhna)


  • Rice – 1 bowl
  • Jaggery – 1/2 bowl
  • Fennel seeds – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Grated dried coconut – 2.5 tbsp


  • Wash rice properly.
  • Then soak rice in enough water for 1 hour.

  • After 1 hour, strain the rice & keep aside for 10 minutes.

  • Put a non-stick wok on flame and add oil to it.

  • Let the oil heat properly.
  • Now add fennel seeds & saute for 30 seconds in low flame.

  • Add rice.Mix well.

  • Saute rice for 10 minutes in low-medium flame.Keep stirring.
  • After 10 minutes add jaggery.

  • Saute until jaggery melts completely.Keep stirring.

  • Cover wok with lid & cook for 5 minutes in low flame.
  • Switch off the gas.
  • Add grated dry coconut & sesame seeds.Mix well.

  • Garnish with grated coconut & sesame seeds.


  • Keep it in an air-tight container.Can last for 1 week.Do not refrigerate.
  • Bukhna is basically type of a snack consumed by garhwalis mostly in winters.Put only about 1 tbsp of bukhnas in side of the mouth & chew it slowly.This is how garhwalis eat this.


Hi all, I am Kanchan from devbhoomi Uttarakhand(INDIA). Cooking is my passion.Here I am sharing those secrets of cooking,which I have acquired over the period of time from my mother. I hope you will like it. Keep supporting this blog for more such recipes and do leave your valuable feedback.

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