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Soan Papdi is on of the many popular Indian desserts made on Diwali. This article encapsulates the recipe of making homemade Soan Papdi.

Soan Papdi

Diwali is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. The major festivities of Diwali include the preparation of an exclusive variety of sweets and desserts. Soan Papdi, also known as Sohan Halva or Patisa, is one of the various trendy sweets prepared on the occasion of Diwali. Prepared from a mixture of maida and besan, Soan Papdi is easy to cook giving you a very soft and delicious sweet to relish. One can find umpteen boxes of Soan Papdi being purchased and exchanged as gifts amongst near and dear ones. Steer through the lines below to learn how to make this delicious Diwali sweet.

Soan Papdi Recipe

  • 1¼ cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1¼ cup Maida
  • 250 g Ghee
  • 2½ cups Sugar
  • 1½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Seeds (crushed coarsely)
  • 4 inch Squares cut from a thin polythene sheet
  • Mix gram flour and maida together.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy based saucepan.
  • Add the flour mixture and roast on low heat until it turns light golden.
  • Remove and keep aside to cool a little, but do keep stirring occasionally.
  • Simultaneously, prepare syrup of sugar, milk and water.
  • Bring the syrup to 2½-thread consistency and pour at once into the flour mixture. Beat well with a large fork until the mixture forms threadlike flakes.
  • Pour the mixture onto a greased surface or thali and roll to 1 inch thickness lightly.
  • Sprinkle crushed cardamom seeds and gently press them down with your palm.
  • Let the mixture cool and cut into 1 inch squares.
  • Wrap the squares individually into square pieces of thin polythene sheets.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for future consumption.

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