Soan papdi (also known as san papri, shompapri,sohan papdi, shonpapdi or patisa)[1] is a popular dessert in the Indian subcontinent. The term sohan is of Persian origin.[2] It bears some resemblance to the Persian sohan pashmaki,[2] which gave rise to the Turkish pişmaniye.[3] 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.[4]


Its main ingredients are sugar, gram flour, flour, ghee, almond, milk, and cardamom.[5]

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  1. ^ "Soan Papdi". Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Sohan". Persia Advisor. Retrieved 2022-04-11. There are different types of Sohan including honey Sohan, sesame Sohan, Sohan halwa, almond Sohan, Sohan Gazi, Sohan Loghmeh, butter Sohan, Sohan Pashmaki (cotton candy) and Dessert Sohan. [...] Some people believe that when Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar travelled to Qom and he was entertained with Halwa Qomi, he analogized it to a rasp (Sohan is the Persian word meaning rasp or file) which digested the food he had eaten very well.
  3. ^ "20 Indian Desserts You Need to Try - Nomad Paradise". Nomad Paradise. 2022-01-30. Retrieved 2022-04-11. 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.
  4. ^ "Soan Papdi". Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "Diwali". Retrieved September 17, 2012.