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Pani Puri (Golgappa)

minaxi's picture
This is the most common and popular street food and chaat dish in india.The word "Pani" means water and "Poori" is puffed and crisp Indian bread .It is also called golgappas .
  Semolina 1 Cup (16 tbs) (rawa)
  Flour 3 Tablespoon (maida)
  Soda bi carbonate 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For frying)
  Cold water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Pani puri masala 5 Teaspoon (you will get it any indian grocery store)
  Lemon juice/Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Chat masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mint leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Coriander leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Ginger 1 Inch
  Green chilies 6
  Roasted cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (jeera powder)
  Black salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boiled potatoes 2 Medium
  Jeera powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chutney 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind pulp 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Jaggery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rosted cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

To make Puri(Golgappa):
Mix Semolina ,flour ,salt,soda b carbonate and 2 tspn of oil and knead it with the help of water .It should be bit siff.
cover it with wet cloth and let it stand for 15to 20 minutes.
Now make small balls and roll it into small circles about 1" diameter.
Keep the puris under the wet cloth as soon as you roll them.
Heat oil in deep dish pan or kadhai.
Now fry them such as it gets puffy and are golden brown in colour.
Keep them in kicthen paper towel so as to get rid of extra oil.
After it cool down completely ,you can store them in a airtight container.

For making pani:
Mix all the ingredients together and store it .you can make it ahead of time and keep it in refrigerater.

Method 2:
Grind mint ,coriander,ginger and green chilies into paste.
Add water to the tamarind pulp .
Add the grinded paste ,salt,jeera powder and black salt to the water.dilute and add more water as you want.

Mix all the ingredients together.

Tamarind chutney:
Add tamarind pulp ,jaggery ,chili powder,jeera powder ,black pepper and salt together.
heat the mixture in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes in medium heat.
Let it cool .

To Serve:
Do I have to tell you ?........:) common...
Poke hole in puri.
Add about 1/2 tspn of stuffing in the puri
Add 1/2 tspn tamrind chutney.
Dip the filled puri in the chilled pan and serve.

Making puri is very tedious job,you can buy the readymade puri ,which you can get in any indian stores.
Same way you get pani puri masala.which you can use to make pani.
For stuffing you can use anything you like ,some people like to use only potatoes,some use boiled chickpeas,some like using namkeen boondi or sprouted moong .
Some people like hot so they avoid tamarind chutney.
So at last yoy have to decide your combination .Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Vegan, Vegetarian
Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Snigdha's picture
Pani Puri makes an excellent evening snack. I always buy ready-made puris but now that you have given the recipe, I shall make them at home sometime.
minaxi's picture
oh ,i can eat it daily....i just love them .readymade puirs are good options.
deva's picture
i tried to make it every time it does not rise and flatten i dont know why can anybody suggest.
Anonymous's picture
Hi Deva! Do you use any of the rising agents that help the flour to rise - like baking powder, baking soda etc. If not try using that.
deva's picture
i will do it today.thanks
kaishma's picture
your thanks a lot.i am very hungary and i got a option as i am alone
Mahak's picture
Hi I tried making gol gappa ..i used baking powder.. but the balls didn't rise..please i wanna try again..
Anonymous's picture
Hi Mahak, Are you using enough baking power and not putting too much flour?
minaxi's picture
Hi Sajida the puffing of puris depends on many factors like oil temperature(not very hot),puri thickness ( not very thick or thin),use of baking powder( chk the expiry dates as the effect gets reduced due course of time).let the dough stand for few minutes bfore making puris as dough needs time to rest and rise.hope it helped.
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Pani Puri (Golgappa) Recipe