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Soan papdi

Soan papdi (also known as san papri, shompapri, sohan papdi, shonpapdi or patisa)[1] is a popular dessert in the Indian subcontinent. The term soan or sohan is not to be confused with Persian term sohān which is totally unrelated.[2] It bears some resemblance to the Dragon's beard candy in China, Klul-tarae in Korea,[3] Persian pashmaki, which gave rise to the Turkish pişmaniye.[4] 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.[1]


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

See also


  1. ^ a b "Soan Papdi". Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sohan". Persia Advisor. Retrieved 2022-04-11. Sohan is the Persian word meaning rasp or file.
  3. ^ "Cotton Candy". Retrieved 2023-04-12.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Diwali". Retrieved September 17, 2012.