Patisa by Amritsari Sweet Shop Lahore
What is Patisa?
Patisa is also known as soan papdi, shonpapri, and Sohan papdi in different regions around the country. It basically originated in India and then its popularity spread all over Pakistan after independence. Patisa is square shaped sweet which has flakes and is very crispy. It just melts in one’s mouth and gives an enchanting taste.
History of Amritsari Sweet Shop
The patisa is being prepared in Pakistan since its creation in 1947. There are many shops and street vendors who sell patisa to earn a living. Today with the development, now patisa industry is working all around Pakistan and there are a number of people whose business is flourishing due to patisa. The preparation of patisa is not an ambiguous job but still, there are some places whose patisa is known for its unique and mouthwatering taste. In Lahore, which is a city known for its specialties in food there is an Amritsari sweet shop. The name of the shop is an evidence that the love for Amritsar is alive is the owners and their hearts. Patisa was first made before independence and so after it, there have been a number of people who prepared the delicious sweet in Pakistan. The Amritsari sweet shop is very popular for the tempting paisa they serve their customers. Although they have other sweets as well which have an amazing taste but patisa is at the highest rankings of them all. They have two branches in Lahore one is in Faisal Town, the Maulana Shaukat Ali Road while the other one is on the Beadon Road. The people are fond of patisa of the Amritsari shop and they also take it for their family and friends on occasions like Eid, marriage, cultural and traditional celebrations.
Patisa by Amritsari Sweet Ingredients and Recipe
Patisa is a very simple recipe to prepare but it still needs some skills for a perfect taste. The ingredients required are plain flour, gram flour, water, sugar, ghee, milk, charmagaz, and crushed cardamom seeds. These ingredients are easily available at home so one can prepare patisa right away. The polythene sheet is cut into 4 equal squares. The gram flour and plain flour are mixed together so each of them is equally refined. In a saucepan, ghee is heated up at medium to high flame. When the ghee is heated, the mixture is added to the pan and is allowed to roast till the color is light golden brown. It is kept aside to cool down while on the other hand, sugar syrup is prepared. The syrup is prepared from the mixture of water, milk, and sugar in a pan till the syrup reaches to 2.5 thread consistency. Just then the flour mixture is added to it and a fork is used to mix it so the mixture takes the form of flakes. In the final steps, it is placed on a greased tray which is one inch deep. The cardamom seed powder and charmagaz seeds are pressed gently and then it is cut into small squares to be consumed easily.