Soan papdi (also known as san papri, shompapri,sohan papdi, shonpapdi or patisa) is a popular dessert in the Indian subcontinent. The term sohan is of Persian origin. It bears some resemblance to the Persian sohan pashmaki, which gave rise to the Turkish pişmaniye. It is usually cube-shaped or served as flakes, and has a crisp and flaky texture. Traditionally sold loose in rolled paper cones, modern industrial production has led it to being sold in the form of tightly formed cubes.
Its main ingredients are sugar, gram flour, flour, ghee, almond, milk, and cardamom.
Believed to have been derived from the Turkish Pismaniye, soan papdi is often referred to as Indian candy floss as it has a strand-like texture that makes it so soft and flaky.