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Gul Papri

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Gul papri is a traditional Gujarati sweet delight, offered to new moms to support postpartum recovery and boost milk production. Made with wheat flour, ghee (clarified butter), jaggery (sugar from cane juice) and unique spices. Rich, soft and it simply melts in your mouth.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 20 people
gul papri


  • 230 ml water
  • 400 g jaggery
  • 320 g ghee
  • 1/4 cup gond
  • 500 g wheat chapati flour I use multigrain with oats and lentils
  • 1 tbsp katlu powder
  • 1/4 cup almonds coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup pistachios coarsely ground
  • 5 saffron strands
  • 1 tsp green cardamom pods


  • In a saucepan, add the water and jaggery and cook on slow heat, until the jaggery is melted
  • In a separate pan, on medium heat, add 30 g of ghee. Once melted, add the gond, stirring to coat with ghee and cook until they swell and change colour. Set aside
  • In a separate pan on medium heat, add the remaining ghee. Once melted, stir in the flour, katlu powder and cook until brown. Stir continuously to prevent the flour mixture from sticking to the pan and burning
  • Add the cooked gond, most of the nuts (leaving some aside for sprinkling on top) and the jaggery to the flour mixture. Stir continuously on slow/medium heat, ensuring that the mixture does not stick to the pan and burn
  • Once the mixture dries and thicken, add the saffron and cardamom and stir well
  • Transfer the mixture into a baking tray, lined with parchment paper and flatten with a pallet knife
  • Sprinkle with the remaining nuts and slice into diamond-shaped pieces
Nutrition Facts
Gul Papri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 0.3mg0%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.