Soan Papdi

Crisp, Flaky and extremely delicious sweet made with a combination of flours, ghee and nuts.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali special, sweet



  • 2 1/2 Cups Gram Flour Chickpea flour/ Besan
  • 2 1/2 Cups Maida All purpose / Plain flour
  • 500 ml Ghee
  • 5 Cups Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cardamoms crushed coarsely
  • 4 inch squares cut from thin polythene sheets optional

For Garnishing:

  • Almonds and Pistachios handful & chopped



  • Sift the gram flour and maida together. Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy pan over medium flame.
  • Add the sifted flour and roast until light golden. Remove and keep aside.
  • Combine the milk and water in a pan.
  • Place it over low-medium flame and add the sugar. Stir well to mix evenly.
  • Simmer until it reaches a two thread consistency.
  • Pour this into the flour mixture and mix well until the mixture forms thread like flakes. This method involves mixing and pulling the mixture apart alternatively.
  • Transfer this into a greased plate and pat it flat to a 1 inch thickness.
  • Sprinkle cardamoms, almonds and pistachios on top. Gently press them and even the surface.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Cut it into 1 inch squares. Cover with the polythene squares
  • Store them in an airtight container. Serve as a dessert.


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.