Can You Imagine A Diwali Without Soan Papdi? Recipe Inside

The festival of lights is here, and we are too happy. Diwali not just is a festival of lights but also a festival of food, isn’t it? As Diwali approaches us, it gives us an opportunity to indulge in some of the most delicious and heavenly treats. When I talk of Diwali and mithai, what comes to your mind? I know what you are thinking. It is none other than soan papdi. Diwali in India is just not complete without this sweet being passed from one person to another. This ‘passing the parcel’ sweet has become an essential Diwali thing.

Soan papdi, also known by the names sohan papdi, patisa, and san papri is a cube-shaped dessert that has a crisp and flaky texture. Made up of gram flour, sugar, water, and milk, this dessert is as sweet and light as it can be. Moreover, it is very affordable and most passed sweet on Diwali. Sold in so many flavours like orange, pista, and chocolate, soan papdi rules many hearts. An interesting thing about it, soan papdi is not just an Indian festive thing but also is a much-talked topic around Diwali. 

Like every year, this year also soan papdi has become the talk of the town. Netizens have been sharing their funny reactions and jokes on this beautiful sweet. A person joked “A Pilot is the second highest traveller in the world in October month Soan papdi is still at first”. We all can relate to this, isn't it?

Just before you step out of the house to buy a packet of soan papdi, let us give you a recipe for how to make it at home. People mostly buy this dessert and hardly a few can dare to make it at home. Why don’t you try it this Diwali? Follow the steps below.


  • 1 ¼ cup besan
  • 250 gm ghee
  • 1 ¼ water
  • 1 ¼ cup maida
  • 1 tsp green cardamom
  • 2 ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk


  • Take a bowl and sift gram flour and all-purpose flour into it together.
  • Take a pan and heat it over medium flame. 
  • When the pan is hot enough, add ghee.
  • Transfer the flour mixture to the pan and roast it on low flame.
  • Roast until it turns golden and aromatic. 
  • When done, turn off the flame.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan and add water to it.
  • Add sugar and bring it to a boil. Bring the sugar syrup to 2 ½ thread consistency.
  • When done, pour the mixture into the roasted flour.
  • Start beating it with a large fork until the mixture starts appearing like threadlike flakes. 
  • Then, pour it into a greased thali and roll lightly to l-inch thickness.
  • Now sprinkle cardamom powder and press it down.
  • Let it cool for some time and cut it into equal cubes.
  • Wrap each cube into a thin plastic sheet and store it.
  • Serve when required.

So, celebrate this Diwali with gharwali Soan papdi. Happy Diwali.