Thursday, October 18, 2007

Golpapdi / Wheat Biscuits

Tarala Dalal is one lovable cook. I used to watch her cookery shows regularly till they were pulled out of the channel. This recipe is from her camp. Golpapdi. (I still am clueless why its called Gol as its not round, why papdi as its a biscuit! Well maybe someday my query will be resolved! :) )This was instantly loved by kids. Preparing Golpapdi is very easy and fast. I got it done in 40 mins.

The taste is heavily of jaggery,ghee and roasted wheat flour. Its crispy yet has a softness to it which makes it heavenly.

Below is the recipe from her blog - Tarala Dalal.


A wheat flour sweet which is easy to prepare.

Cooking Time : 20 min.
Preparation Time : 10 min.

Serves 4.


1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)

3/4 cup jaggery (gur), cut into small pieces

1 teaspoon poppy seeds (khus-khus)

1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi)

1 teaspoon desiccated coconut (optional)

5 tablespoons ghee

Sprinkle the poppy seeds on a 150 mm. (6") diameter greased thali. Keep aside.


Melt the ghee in a frying pan and add the wheat flour stirring continuopusly till it turns golden brown in colour.


Remove from the flame and add the jaggery, cardmom powder and coconut. Stir well.


When the jaggery melts and the mixture is still warm, pour it into the greased thali with poppy seeds and spread it evenly with the help of the base of a small bowl (katori)


Cut into diamond shapes while still warm.


Store in an air-tight container when cool.

You can add 1 tablespoon of milk along with the jaggery if the mixture becomes too hard.

The only change I did was substituting the poppy seeds with white sesame seeds (til) since we don't get poppy seeds here.

Lovely recipe for me, I prepare this once in a while. Thanks for posting TD and team.



TBC said...

That sounds great. I have made pancakes using almost the same ingredients and I can imagine what this would taste like.

Meera said...

You know what? "Gol" means jaggery in Gujarati, so it's Gol Papdi not gol as round. That's what I think, not sure!:-)

Purnima said...

Meera--> Tks for the info..I didn't think of it! Yes..Gol means jaggery! Hence the name! Tks again!