Patisa or Soan Papri is an appetising sweet. Patisa is a local sweet of Khushab and Gujranwala. It is made from gram flour, sugar and desi ghee. It is square shaped and has a flaky texture. This yellow treat can be bought from bakeries and loosely from street vendors. The crispness of Patisa makes it different and special from other sweets.



  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of yellow food color (optional)
  • Silver foil (varak) for decoration (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine gram flour and all-purpose flour.
  2. Melt ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan over low heat.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the melted ghee and stir well until the mixture is smooth and lump-free.
  4. Cook the mixture over low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring constantly, until it turns golden brown in color and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  6. In a separate pan, combine sugar and water and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely and the syrup thickens slightly.
  7. Add cardamom powder and yellow food color (if using) to the sugar syrup and mix well.
  8. Add the sugar syrup to the cooled flour and ghee mixture and mix well until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  9. Pour the mixture into a greased square or rectangular baking dish and smooth out the surface using a spatula.
  10. Let the Patisa cool down to room temperature.
  11. Once cooled, cut the Patisa into small diamond-shaped pieces using a sharp knife.
  12. Decorate the Patisa with silver foil (if using) and store them in an airtight container.
  13. Serve these delicious and flaky Patisa as a dessert or snack. Enjoy your homemade Patisa!

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