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).
Soan papdi is a traditional Indian sweet with a light, airy, and flaky melt-in-the-mouth texture that is a perfect addition for any festival from Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Christmas, and to special occasions like weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.
The ingredients are pretty simple – A combination of flours, sweetened with sugar and decorated with pistachios, and almonds. Cardamom plays an important role in enhancing the aroma and flavor of this dish.
This is a most popular Indian sweet which is made with gram flour and sugar syrup. The flaky and smooth texture of this sweet when enters in the mouth just starts melting.
This festive season surprise your loved ones with a traditional Soan Papdi recipe. Just follow us through some simple steps given below…
Ingrediants for soan papdi
- 3 tbsp Ghee
- 1 cup All purpose flour or Maida
- 3 tbsp Besan or gram flour or chickpea flour
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Water
- Almonds, for garnish
- Pistachios, for garnish
Instructions for soan papdi
Shift the gram flour and maida together. Keep aside.
Heat ghee in a heavy pan over medium flame.
- Add flour mixture to the pan and roast on low flame till light golden.
- Keep aside to cool a little, stir occasionally.
Combine the milk and water in a pan.
Place it over low-medium flame and add the sugar. Stir well to mix evenly.
- Bring syrup to 2 thread consistency.
- Pour the sugar syrup at once into the flour mixture.
- Mix well until the mixture forms threadlike flakes.
- This method involves mixing and pulling the mixture apart alternatively. Pour the sugar syrup at once into the flour mixture.
- Pour into a greased surface or thali and roll to 1 inch thickness lightly.
- Sprinkle cardamoms, almonds and pistachios on top and press down with palm
Allow it to cool.
Cut it into 1 inch squares. Cover with the polyethylene squares
- Its ready now, Store in an airtight container and serve.
I highly recommend wrapping each one in a thin food-grade plastic sheet or butter paper. Wrapping soan papdis in plastic/butter paper ensures they remain fresh for a longer time at room temperature. If you keep it open, it will absorb moisture present in the air and become soft and sticky.
Tips to make best Soan papdi
- Both while roasting flour and making sugar syrup keep in mind, the flame should be medium-low. This will give you a successful result.
- when the sugar syrup is poured over the silicone mat and starts to thicken, it will be warm or hot to touch. You may choose to wear heat-resistant gloves to protect yourself as we cannot wait until they cool to room temperature.
- The more you pull and mix when warm, the more thread-like flakes are created.