My favorite Sweet of all time...nothing is like a piece of Soan Papdi... So Enjoy a Piece of it...with a good cup of Masala Chai...
Soan Papdi is made of sugar, pure ghee, wheat flour, gram flour, cardamom, almonds, pistachio, cucumber seeds... it is a traditional Indian sweet.
here is a simple recipe I find...I used to buy them from Indian store..
1 1/4 cup gramflour
1 1/4 cup plain flour
250 ghee (clarified butter)
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. Milk
1/2 tsp. cardamom seeds
1. Sift both flours together. Then heat Ghee in a pan.
2. Add flour mixture and roast on low heat till light golden. Keep aside to cool a little, stirring occasionally.
3.Now make syrup out of sugar, Bring syrup to 2 1/2 thread consistency Pour at once into the flour mixture.
4. Beat well with a large fork till the mixture forms thread like flakes. Pour onto a greased surface and roll to 1" thickness lightly.
5. Sprinkle the cardamom seeds and gently press down with palm.
6.Cool, cut into squares, Store in airtight container.
and My Tea
This warming beverage is easy to prepare by steeping spices in hot water and milk before adding black tea. It's not as milky as the chai often sold at American coffee bars. To make it richer, add more milk and sugar to taste.
4 whole cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Black tea
In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon. Transfer the crushed spices to a small saucepan, add the water, ginger and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir the chai, strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups.
Hope everyone will enjoy!!!