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Soan papdi

Sohan papdi (also known as san papri, shompapri, sohan papdi, shonpapdi or patisa)[1] is a popular dessert in the Indian subcontinent. It is made of gram flour (besan), all-purpose flour, ghee, sugar and milk.[2] 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 to it being sold in the form of tightly formed cubes.[1]


Soan Papdi has no confirmed origin, but it is believed to have originated in the western state of Maharashtra, India.[3] According to culinary anthropologists, the word "soan" has a Persian origin and the name comes from the term sohan pashmaki.[4] Other speculation ranges from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab to West Bengal.[5][6] It bears some resemblance to the Dragon's beard candy in China, Kkul-tarae in Korea,[7] and Persian pashmaki, which gave rise to the Turkish pişmaniye.[8]


Its main ingredients are sugar, gram flour, flour, ghee, almond, milk, and cardamom.[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Soan Papdi". Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Soan Papdi Recipe: How to make Soan Papdi Recipe for Diwali at Home | Homemade Soan Papdi Recipe". Retrieved 2023-12-31.
  3. ^ "Explained: The History Of The Flakiest Indian Dessert, Soan Papdi". IndiaTimes. 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2023-12-19.
  4. ^ "Diwali is incomplete without soan papdi; what makes this humble dish so popular in India?". Indian Express. Retrieved 2023-09-09. Kurush F Dalal, archaeologist and culinary anthropologist, calls it an "incredibly versatile" dish. "Soan papdi is a Persian dish. It comes from [the word] 'sohan pashmaki'.
  5. ^ "Patisa - Culinary Encyclopedia". 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2023-12-19.
  6. ^ "Homemade Soan Papdi Recipe - Awesome Cuisine". 2023-11-25. Retrieved 2023-12-19.
  7. ^ "Cotton Candy". Retrieved 2023-04-12.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Diwali". Retrieved September 17, 2012.