March 17, 2012

How to make Pani Puri

Learn how to make Pani Puri. Pani Puri which is called gol gappa in northern India and poochkas in west Bengal is very delicious in taste. It is one of the most favourite street food in India. It's a home made recipe for this street food to make it healthy without compromising taste. We are going to use potatoes and beans and sweet chutney to make it more tangy. You can say that it's a semolina puri stuffed with sprouts and potatoes. Sometimes sprouts can be replaced by hot ragda with chilled minty water. It's a great refresher for summer, ideal for dinner and cool evening snack. So, enjoy this cool cool Pani Puri this summer.

Preparation time - 20 to 25 minutes
Cooking time - 20 to 25 minutes
Serves - 4 person

Ingredients to make Pani Puri:

For Puri:

1 cup refined flour
1 cup semolina
Salt to taste
Soda water - bottled 
Oil for deep frying

For filling:

1/2 cup sprouted and boiled mung
1/2 cup boiled kabuli chana
3 to 4 boiled potatoes
Salt to taste
1 big onion finely chopped
2 teaspoon dry garlic chutney
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder
1/2 teaspoon black salt
1/2 cup finely chopped coriander

For Pani:

1 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped coriander
2 lemon juice
1 tablespoon ginger paste
5 to 6 green chillies 
1 tablespoon black salt
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds

To serve with:

Sweet chutney
Bundi - salted

Method to make Pani Puri:

For Puri:
  • Mix semolina and refined flour in a big bowl and add salt to taste. Add soda water and knead semi soft dough. Keep aside covered for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Divide into equal small balls, roll them and again keep aside covered with wet muslin cloth for 5 minutes. ( will make approx. 90 to 100 puris.)
  • Heat oil and fry them at medium flame. When ready remove and drain on absorbent paper.
For filling:
  • Mix all the ingredients of filling in a big bowl and mash them lightly. 
  • Add spices and mix well.
For Pani:
  • Mix all the ingredients of pani in a blender and grind to a fine paste by using little water.
  • Transfer in a big vessel and add salt and black salt to it. Add about 1-liter water to it and put in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • At the time of serving add salted bundi in it.
How to assemble:  
  • Make a small hole in the centre of each puri, fill above filling in it and add sweet chutney (opt.) to it.
  • Immerse it in chilled pani and eat immediately. 
  • To reduce cooking time and effort pani puri can be brought from the store also.
  • Instead of potato and beans mixture ragda can be used.


  1. Hmmm, Seems I myself can prepare them...nice simple and sounds delicious recipe!!!

  2. Lovely very detailed post....simply love it..