Soan papdi (also known as patisa, son papri, sohan papdi or shonpapdi)[2] is a popular Indian dessert. It is
    usually cube-shaped or served as flakes, and has a crisp and flaky texture. It was traditionally sold loose in a rolled paper cone, but modern industrial production has led it to be sold in tightly formed cubes. With the popularity of the sweet, newer flavors such as mango, strawberry, pineapple and chocolate have been introduced.


  • 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


    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. Remove and keep aside.
    4.   Combine the milk and water in a pan.
    5.   Place it over low-medium flame and add the sugar. Stir well to mix evenly.
    6.   Simmer until it reaches a two thread consistency.
    7.   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.
    8.   Transfer this into a greased plate and pat it flat to a 1 inch thickness.
    9.   Sprinkle cardamoms, almonds and pistachios on top. Gently press them and even the surface.
    10.   Allow it to cool.
    11.   Cut it into 1 inch squares. Cover with the polythene squares
    12.   Store them in an airtight container. Serve as a dessert.