Friday, 11 September 2015

Gud Papdi / Sukhdi

Gud Papdi or also known as Sukhdi is a famous and a classic traditional dish of Gujarat. It is made during all the auspicious occasions and festivals. 

Gujarati's including Gujarati Jain's too follow the tradition of making sukhdi as it is offered as prasad in Jain temples.

Now as the festival of Jain's is going on known as Paryushan, people follow lots of fasts and rituals at home and temple as well.
  P - पर्युषण महापर्व है आया,
    A - अनुष्ठान आत्मशुद्धि का
       R - राग द्वेष विसर्जन का..
         Y  - यम-नियम द्वारा
            U - उर्ध्वआरोहण हो
               S - सुक्ष्म स्थूल मन चेतन का..
                 H - हृदय हो परिवर्तन
                    A - अविरत अक्षुण्ण ,
                       N - नव तत्वों और सूत्रों का हो वाचन।

                            M - महामंत्र नवकार का..
                               A - अभ्यर्थन हो, आराधन हो,
                                  H - हो नवसवेरा
                                     A - आत्मसाधना, आत्मसंयम का..
                                        P - प्रतिक्रमण, प्रत्याख्यान,
                                           A - आगम वाचन, अनुसन्धान,
                                               R - रोग शोक पर करना है प्रहार,
                                                  V - विविध कर्म निर्जरा का यह त्यौहार...

Paryushan is the most important festival of Jains. It is a festival of fasts and spiritual enlightenment. Its a 8 day festival and the last day is known as Samvatsari, a day most importantly for Forgiveness to one and all - wherein Forgiveness is requested by saying "Michhami Dukkadam".

During this festival, Gud papdi / sukhdi is prepared at many houses as its suitable to consume during that time according to Jain culture and also its healthy too. Gud papdi / sukhdi is made with many variations. Today I am making the very basic one.

The recipe goes as....
Whole Wheat Flour / Atta 1 cup
Jaggery{powdered} 1 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup

Firstly, grease the plate with ghee and keep ready aside.

Now in a non - stick pan, heat ghee. Once heated, reduce the flame and add whole wheat flour / atta and mix. It will form into a thick paste like. Keep stirring for 5 minutes or until whole wheat flour / atta turns to golden brown and leaves a aroma of the atta.

Now the atta would have got a dark brown in colour and it would have become lighter than before, where it was a thick paste.
{Be careful at this stage, as the atta may get burnt if stirred more}.

Once atta is roasted, switch off the flame, and add jaggery and mix well continuously until jaggery melts.

As the jaggery melts, immediately transfer it to the greased plate that we have kept ready earlier and press it / even it with behind of a steel cup{better greased with ghee}. Even it all over and allow it to get a bit cooled for 2  - 4 minutes.

Now cut into square shape slices when it is warm and then allow it to cool.

This sweet can be served warm as well as once cooled. So enjoy as desired..

Gud papdi is much softer when more ghee is added, so do not reduce the amount of ghee in it.

Gud papdi is a very healthy dish, usually prepared during winters too.

Gud papdi has to be sliced when it is warm, as once cooled then, slicing will become difficult.


  1. Another interesting recipe, Jeena. And also that bit about Paryushan Mahaparv. I know I'm going to love Gud Papdi!

    1. Thanks a lot Kanak, its my pleasure and glad that u liked it.

  2. this sweet is very new to me but liked it alot:)

    1. Oh, is it, its a Traditional Gujarati dish, and Thanks a lot

  3. This one is new to me. It looks so yum and I am going to try this out soon!

    1. Do try, and let me know, And Thank You, glad that U liked it.

  4. 3 ingredients only for this lovely sweet treat? I truly love.

    1. Yes dear, just 3 ingredients and all set to enjoy it...Thanks a lot

  5. This Gud Papdi looks so deliocus Jeena. And love to read that "Paryushan". Lovely share! :)

  6. Jeena I love gud papdi. I have been really fond of it, but have never made it at home. Whenever I crave for it, I ask my gujrati friend to make it for me and every single time she makes it. Now with your recipe I will make it and surprise her. The gud papdi looks too too good. Yummy yummy.

  7. This sweet is very new to me. It looks really yummy and comforting. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I have heard this about a lot but never tried it..It looks so delicious, will try out soon!

  9. My sister is crazy about Gud Papdi aka Sukhdi. Thank you so much dear for this wonderful share, I'm going to surprise her with this awesomely delicious sweet dish very soon.

    1. Thats really exciting Deepa. Do make and surprise her. Thanks for a great gesture.It feels wonderful...

  10. Looks delicious!!! Healthy too...Thanks for sharing !!!

  11. This looks so tempting... not so known to us shall try...

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