Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gul Papdi

Hope the new year has started on a good note for all of you. As the first recipe post for this new year, I thought let me stick to the basic theme of this blog. So here is a traditional recipe of Gul papdi, a sweet that is especially consumed during winters. This sweet has lots of ghee and jaggery and is a good source of iron. However, dieters beware! It has sinful amounts of calories. Lastly thanks to my mom for sharing this recipe. 

Ingredients :

For Gul Papdi:
1 cup Whole wheat flour 
1 cup Ghee
1 cup Jaggery Syrup
2 tbspns melon seeds (Magaz)
1 tspn cardamom powder
1/2 tspn nutmeg powder

For Jaggery Syrup :
1 cup Jaggery
1 tspn ghee

For Garnishing :
1 tspn roasted melon seeds
1 tbspn poppy seeds

Method :

Take ghee in a non stick pan and heat it on medium flame. Once the ghee melts, add whole wheat flour to it. Roast the wheat flour on a medium to low flame till it starts changing its colour and releases an aroma. Keep stirring the mixture constantly in order to avoid the flour from sticking to the pan and leaving a burnt smell and flavour.  

Once you finish roasting, add melon seeds to the mixture. The seeds start popping up at once, so keep the lid of pan handy to cover the pan, if required. Switch off the flame and set this mixture aside.

Now in a separate pan, heat a tspn of ghee on medium flame. Add the pieces of jaggery (medium to finely grated) into the mixture and stir it continuously till the jaggery changes its form from solid to liquid. Once the jaggery melts, switch off the flame.

Now pour the jaggery syrup into the wheat flour mixture. Stir continously till both the components blend properly with each other. Thereafter, add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder into the mixture and mix it.

Grease a flat plate with adequate ghee (approx 1 tspn) and pour the mixture evenly in it. Sprinkle some poppy seeds and roasted melon seeds over the mixture. While the mixture is hot, use a knife to make squares marking on the mixture. This is because, the mixture hardens as it cool down, making it difficult to mark the squares. Leave the mixture to cool down for one or two hours. Once the mixture cools, separate each square and store them in an air-tight container. 

Notes :
You may add lightly roasted dry fruits of your choice while roasting the wheat flour mixture
Try to use a square plate so as to get even shapes

Stepwise Pictures :

Sending this entry to Diwali Bash Event hosted by Vardhini.


  1. wow fantastic, wheat flour preparing with jaggery nice taste,very delicious

  2. awesome recipe..stepwise pics are really helpful. first time in your blog. thanks for linking to my event. looking forward to more recipes frm you..

  3. very tempting and perfectly done gul papdi...

  4. The Gul Papdi looks mouth watering..i am getting nice aroma from ur clicks...very nice recipe....perfect for this festival.....

  5. very neat and clear explanation....yummy recipe..

  6. gul papdi looks awesome..perfectly done!!

  7. New to me and looks yummy. Nice pictorial and lovely clicks. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

  8. Good Morning Amarendra,
    Your Gul Papdi looks so delicious. We would just love this wonderful treat here at The Cottage. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. I am new to you blog. The way you explained the recipe and the stepwise pictures are great. Gul Papdi looks awesome. Thanks a lot for linking...

  10. Awesome, what perfect squares, thanks for sharing this..

  11. I tried this yesterday with some modification. I reduced the ghee, added poha and multigrain oats! Perfect on the go snack for busy days! Thanks for posting this one!

  12. Hello mr.joshi,
    I have also made gul papdi at home but mine is becoming a little hard can u please tell me how do i make it soft
    Thank you


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