Sukhdi or Golpapadi (Wheatflour dessert)


Sukhdi or GolPapadi is a famous gujarati sweet made of wheat flour and jaggery. Even today, if you visit a traditional gujarati household, 8 times out of 10 you will find their pantry stuffed with tins full of "spicy naastas" and sweet delights like matthri, shakkarpara, sukhdi, mohanthaal and more! My mom used to make them so well, and I still remember coming back from school or classes and hogging down 2-3 pieces at a time. "Sukhdi" is an easy recipe, and what makes it more inviting is the fact that it can be stored for a fortnight or so without any problems. It is not too sweet, and combines the goodness of wheat, jaggery and ghee. So here's my mom's recipe straight out of my kitchen!

Ingrdients
2 cups whole wheat flour
31/2 cups ghee
1 1/2 cup jaggery - sliced thinly
4 tbsp milk

Method
Take a pan, add half of the ghee to it and add the wheat flour. saute the flour on medium heat while constantly stirring. As the flour tends to cook and change color, it will soak up all the ghee. keep adding the remaining ghee to the mixture a little at a time and keep stirring. Do this till fat separates from the sides (you can see a little ghee separated on the edges of the pan) and the color of the flour changes from white to light pinkish brown and finally to a light golden brown.Finally add the milk, stir it in and lower the flame to lowest.

While this is being done, take a baking dish with edges or a cake pan, apply a thin layer of ghee to it and dust it lightly with flour. Shave the jaggery or slice it thinly to form even mixture without any lumps. Remove the pan from the heat, add the jaggery to the flour and mix well. Taste and adjust to add more jaggery if you wish.

Pour the batter into the greased dish and pat ligtly with your hand. Use a flat-bottomed cup (katori) to spread the mixture evenly in the dish. Let it cool for 3-5 mins. Now cut into small squares or diamonds with a knife and keep in the same dish until it is entirely cool. Only then remove the pieces and store in an air-tight container. You can store this at room temperature for 15-20 days easily. Use as a sweet snack any time of the day!! This goes to Mythilli's RCI-Gujarat event!


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20 comments :

Kelly Mahoney said...

It kind of looks like a type of dessert my house has all the time. Looks delicious.

Asha said...

YUM! I think I saw these at Trupti's blog.Your's looks perfect, almost like Mysore Pak but with with Atta. I am little scared of all that ghee, but I could cut the recipe to 1/2 and try it,might not get the consistency,I know!

Richa said...

aah goad papdi! bau fine lagey che :)
maney baujj bhavey ;)

culinaryprincess said...

Looks good :)

Maryann said...

I'm not familiar with jaggery. Can you describe it for me please? :)thanks!

Suganya said...

Reminds me of Mysore Pak, which is tricky. I hope this is easy.

Kamini said...

Yummy looking. Can we reduce the ghee a bit in the interest of my waistline?

Mansi Desai said...

Maryann - Jaggery is unrefined sugar, and is found in the form of chunks..its yellowish-brown in colot. you can see more about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggery

Suganya - it is way easier than mysore pak...my friend made mysore pak once and i saw how diificult it is!:)

Happy cook said...

It looks realy nice. Yeah can't beat moms cooking.
Enjoy the sweet.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi mansi, actually its the first time that i am going thru all ur older posts..my!!! u've got a real unique collection here!!!..luved the fried ice cream(still doubtful if i am confident enuf to try it, but!!!), and the tri-colour veg drummiess...yummm!!!

WokandSpoon said...

I've never tried this before but it looks like a mega sugar rush! ;-)

Jeena said...

Mansi I love this snack it looks delicious!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow...looks so tempting Mansi......The diamonds are perfect :-)

Padma said...

I like this dessert/weet Once had at my gujju fren's place. Ek dum mast lagey che!

Mansi Desai said...

Padma, Sirisha, jeena - thanks folks! I'm glad people have started speaking gujarati now while enjoying some of my food:) hehehe..

easycrafts said...

wow...it looks really tempting

lakshmi said...

you've got perfectly shaped golpapdis!!! i shape mine into laddoos (mostly because i use much lesser ghee).

Sharmi said...

this recipe sounds very simple and easy. .lovely shapes. bookmarking this.

Snehal said...

wow, authentic recipe here...reminded me of my mom mansi! your golpapdi looks awesome!

-Snehal

Anonymous said...

i tried the recipe and ghee is too much!