Pani Puri

The Panipuri also known as Gol gappa, where the term is used in Western India, India, is a popular street snack inIndia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water ("pani"), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is small enough to fit the entire mouth and known as the popular street food of india.

pani puri

Gol Gappa is most known in North India. The name 'gol gappa' refers to the crisp sphere (gol) that is placed in the mouth and eaten (gappa) one at a time. Pani comes from the Hindi word for water and puri (or poori) is the name of an Indian bread made by deep frying in oil.

In most parts of India, a panipuri is made with flavoured water. Some examples are imli ka pani (tamarind in water), nimbu ka pani (lemon juice in water), pudine ka pani (mint in water) and khajur ka pani (dates mixed in water). In West Bengal, Odisha, Mithilanchal part of Bihar and the southern part of Jharkhand and many people enjoy panipuris containing no sweet but with tamarind juice and spicy mashed potato.

Pani Poori Recipes :


Method for preparing Pani

Take ice cold water in a bowl and mix all the ingredients from green chutney to jeera powder. There are no hard rules regarding the measurement. You can taste the pani and add more or less of chutney or spice powder. Chill for an hour for the flavors to get blended well with the pani.

So now our pani/spiced water for pani poori is ready.

Pooris - 15 pooris - These pooris are available in supermarkets, so you do not have to strain yourself making these pooris.. You can get it ready made.

Ingredients needed for the filling


Preparation of Pani Puri

  1. Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin and mash it well. Add finely chopped green chillies, red chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, salt needed and mix well. Keep it aside.
  2. Soak green gram dal/ moong dal overnight and sprout it. Learn how to sprout moong dal. Steam the moong sprouts with salt needed and a pinch of turmeric powder. Instead of moong dal, you can use cooked chick peas also.
  3. Assembling and how to serve
  4. If you have everything ready, making pani poori is a breeze.
  5. Take the poori and make a hole in the center to fill the stuffing. Now fill with little potato mix and top it with moong sprouts.
  6. Add Chopped Onions and sprinkle just a pinch of chilli powder, chaat masala and roasted jeera powder.
  7. Immerse it in chilled pani and eat the whole poori with the stuffing and pani right away.
  8. Enjoy the homemade pani puri!!
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