March 21, 2018 9:20am CST
My partner recently went to India for work. He wanted to bring some little things home so he looked for some Indian sweets and brought a selection for me and the girls. This is one of the things he brought. I don’t know what it would be called here; it has a texture that reminds me of halva (a middle-eastern sweet). The packaging says ‘mango’ and it does taste of mango but there is no mango listed in the ingredients, only mango flavouring. It’s mainly sugar with some oil, nuts and spices. The girls tried it and they weren’t keen, but I was hooked! I really love it… I will have to try and persuade him to visit India again sometime soon! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2018.
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If you are talking about the sweet as shown in the picture then it is called Soan Papri. It is made of flour out of split chicken pea, sugar and lot of butter fat (Ghee). The texture is hairy type and tastes very great! This sweet is available all over India, though in Central and Northern parts in is more popular! This is a sweet with Mango flavor. Without any flavor also it tastes great! Thanks @Fleura !
@Fleura , Good to know that ...it is Soan Papdi....there is a lot of labor involved in that...the flour mixed with the sugar and ghee is stretched once and made into two strands and again stretched to make it four and folded back and stretched...this is continued till the complete thing becomes fibrous and changes its texture. If you eat this sweet by biting against the direction of the fibers ! It gives an excellent feeling and taste! Thanks!
@Fleura Mine is the one with Chocolate and Orange flavor, you will get varieties of them over here in India. If ever your husband visits back to India tell him to buy "Soan Papadi" made by Haldiram's. Soan Papadi is the actual name for this sweet here in India. Now Haldiram's are one of the famous sweet makers from Nagpur India whose sweets are of the best tastes you will get in the entire Country. I saw it even being sold on Amazon India, hopefully it might be even sold in the UK