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Soan Papdi

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250 g ghee
250 g ghee
1 ½ cup water
1 ¼ cup gram flour
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 ½ cup sugar
½ tsp lightly crushed green cardamom

Nutritional information

371.81 g
17.33 g
2.59 g
28 mg
3 mg

Soan Papdi

  • Sweet
  • Veg
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Soan papdi, a native of Uttar Pradesh, is made from ghee, flour, sugar, and cardamom. It’s a very light and flaky sweet that is available in almost every sweet shop in India. You’ll often find vendors on streets selling Soan papdi because of it being one of the most loved sweets. Soan papdi for a lot of people is a childhood memory, because of the way the vendors used to come right to your house and sell those and everyone would love to gorge on them after dinners every night. A simple but a very delicious sweet, this is one which no one can say no to. Preparing this sweet at the convenience of your home is perfect because you can add the ingredients of your choice and make it super tasty and super healthy as well. This is a recipe that’s made of only ghee, flour, sugar, and besan.

Health Benefits

The green cardamoms used in this delicious recipe are known for lowering blood pressure and might contain cancer-fighting properties as well.  These are good with curing digestive problems and mouth ulcers too.

Ghee is considered one of the good fats source to our body.

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How to make Soan Papdi

  • In a large bowl, mix all-purpose flour and gram flour.
  • In a heavy saucepan, add ghee and then add the flour mixture and roast on simmer till it turns golden. Keep it aside and let it cool.
  • To prepare the syrup, mix sugar, milk, and water and bring it to a thread like consistency. Immediately add it to the flour mixture and beat the mixture with a fork till the whole mixture forms flakes which are threadlike.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased thali and roll it lightly into a 1-inch thickness. Let the whole thing cool and then cut them into squares. Place them in airtight containers to avoid letting them soften.
  • You can garnish with pistachios and dried rose petals to make it more eye-catching.
  • Enjoy this super deliciously simple sweet with your family!


Soan Papdi is also known as sohan papdi or son papri or shonpapri. In the olden days, it was sold loose in plastic covers, but now the Industry has made it more sophisticated.

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