Soan Papdi is a very popular Indian sweet ideal for any occasion. Available in multiple variations, the most popular ones are made by Haldirams (often called as Haldiram Soan Papdi).
Gram Flour – 2 1/2 cups
Maida (Plain Flour) – 2 1/2 cups
Ghee – 500 ml
Sugar – 5 cups
Water – 2 1/2 cups
Milk – 1/4 cup
Cardamoms – 1 tsp, crushed coarsely
4 inch squares cut from thin polythene sheets (optional)
Almonds and Pistachios – handful, chopped
1. Sift the gram flour and maida together. Keep aside.
2. Heat ghee in a heavy pan over medium flame.
3. Add the sifted flour and roast until light golden.
4. Remove and keep aside.
5. Combine the milk and water in a pan.
6. Place it over low-medium flame and add the sugar.
7. Stir well to mix evenly.
8. Simmer until it reaches a two thread consistency.
9. Pour this into the flour mixture and mix well until the mixture forms thread like flakes.
10. Pour tis into a greased plate and roll to a 1 inch thickness.
11. Sprinkle cardamoms, almonds and pistachios on top. Gently press them and even the surface.
12. Allow it to cool.
13. Cut it into 1 inch squares. Cover with the polythene squares
14. Store them in an airtight container.
15. Serve as a dessert sweet.
Note: Two thread consistency is when two threads are formed when your forefinger and thumb are pulled apart gently after touching the syrup. This is also the stage when a drop of the syrup is dropped into a bowl of cold water it forms a soft ball.