Soan Papdi,is flaky Indian dessert available,all over the country.Though it is made and available in so many flavor but i personally prefer the regular one:)

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  • Yields: make small 15-20 pieces
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • For Garnish:
  • almonds and pistachios bits

In a large deep pan,heat ghee,on a medium flame toast flours until light brown and immediately transfer to another bowl to stop further heating.


In another deep pan,make sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in water until you get, 2 1/2 thread consistency.


Mix syrup in bowl with toasted flour,beat until it forms flakes,pour into a greased dish.(my mom use little big wooden fork ,which she specially brought for son papdi only)


Pat it down into 1 inch thickness,cool for at least half hour,mean while sprinkle chopped nuts and pat lightly,cut into pieces .


Store in airtight container or wrap individually into square pieces of thin plastic sheet,store in airtight container. Can be stored on self for 3 months,if remain;)


Sugar syrup will form a ball when dropped in cold water and when removed from the water can be easily flattened.Getting a correct syrup consistency is one of the most important step.

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this dish is made by my mom,i had done only one job,of clicking the pic and finishing it off:d

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By sruthi on Dec 25, 2015

nice. but how to make that 2 1/2 thread consistency? where can we get that fork?

By A. S. KHOKHAR on Oct 19, 2015

What I saw at Buxar in Bihar was quite different process - very tedious and lengthy. Ingredients were the same and were cooked till the mixture was very thick..The cooked mixture was hung on a peg and pulled repeatedly till it turned into fine thread. Finer the threads, higher the quality. It was then spread into a large platter, pressed lightly and cut into squares. It is very popular in Bengal.

By Deblina Dhara on May 17, 2015

:-P :-P I love Soan I will try it at home.

By Sarmistha on Mar 16, 2015

Oh lovely Recipie Sangeetha, I really love to it sonpapdi. But I always want it to make it in home but don't kinow the recipie...Now I will make it !!! Thanks for the recipie han!! :wink: :wink:

By ralph on Nov 22, 2014

I've bought this in a local Indian grocery twice -- once it was delicious and fresh; the second time it was dried out and unpleasant. Is there a bakery in the USA that makes it fresh, from scratch? More particularly, is there a bakery in the Seattle area that makes it fresh? Thanks for this excellent website. :-P

By Karan Tanna on Jul 13, 2014

All purpose flour means?? Gram flour means??

By Prapti Ghosh on Jul 1, 2014

what is 2 1/2 thread consistency of sugar syrup?please tell me how to make it?

By althaf on May 8, 2014

Choo good recipe Sangeetha.. I love soan papdi too much...