Soan Papdi, also spelled as "Son Papdi" or "Soan Padi," is a popular Indian sweet. It is a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth confection made primarily from sugar, gram flour (besan), ghee (clarified butter), cardamom, and sometimes includes additional ingredients like almonds, pistachios, or saffron for added flavor.
The preparation of Soan Papdi involves creating a syrup by heating sugar, which is then mixed with roasted gram flour (besan) and ghee to form a dough. This dough is stretched and folded to create thin layers, resulting in its characteristic flaky and crisp texture.
Soan Papdi is commonly enjoyed as a dessert or sweet treat during various festivals, celebrations, and special occasions in India. It's readily available in sweet shops and is appreciated for its unique texture and delightful sweetness.