Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Audh Parsi Audh is also pronounced as OUNDH

Audh is a better mood elevator than a bar of chocolate! The primary ingredient in this is rice flour and coconut milk.

Do you remember this?

Hint: Audh is served as Dessert.


  • 1 1/4 cups fine rice flour
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 225 grams ghee
  • 2 cups coconut milk extracted from 1 large coconut
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups rosewater
  • 1 tbsp almonds, blanched and slivered
  • 1 tbsp peeled cardamom, coarsely crushed
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Boil water, add rice flour and sugar gradually, stirring continuously.
  2. Add one-third of the ghee to flour mixture, keep on medium heat and stir till absorbed.
  3. Add coconut milk, salt, rosewater and ghee alternately till all are absorbed.
  4. Keep stirring and cooking till mixture forms a ball and leaves sides of pan.
  5. Sprinkle half the almonds on a greased tray and spread mixture over it.
  6. Smooth out with a greased wooden spoon or greased hand and cover with cardamoms and remaining almonds.
  7. Press into mixture.
  8. Cool, cut into diamond shapes and serve.

Books available on Amazon Manna of the 21st Century: Parsi Cuisine Paperback Hardcover Indian Parsi Kitchen Celebrations: Celebrating Zoroastrian Festivals and Traditions Dhansak: Parsi Cuisine


Keki Unwalla

Jun 6, 2020, 9:17 am

How about Sandhra recipe?


Jun 6, 2020, 9:48 am

Hi Keki, Good you asked, yes I do have the Sandhra recipe. 🙂 Glad to oblige!

An ancient delicacy. Sandhra are fluffy white pancake like delicacy. They are made from rice flour that is kept to rise. You got to make them to know the taste of bygone days!
Enjoy the recipe and let me know if you make the Sandhra, share it to facebook, twitter, etc from here please. 🙂 It helps me.
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Take care,

Dhun Surti

Apr 4, 2022, 1:58 am

My grandmother used to make sandhra and Audh. I remember its suparb taste, but don’t know how to make it. Thank you very much for your guidance.

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