Pani Puri Recipe | How to Make Pani Puri at Home

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Pani Puri, also known as Golgappa or Puchka, is a popular street food in India. It consists of crispy hollow puris filled
with spicy and tangy flavored water, along with a mixture of potatoes and chickpeas. It’s a delightful and
mouthwatering snack that’s loved by people of all ages.


For the Pani (Flavored Water):

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2-3 green chilies (adjust to taste)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 cups cold water

For the Puri and Filling:

  • 30-35 puris (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 cups boiled and diced potatoes
  • 1 cup boiled and cooked chickpeas
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • Tamarind chutney and green chutney (store-bought or homemade)


For the Pani (Flavored Water):

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine fresh mint leaves, fresh coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger, and lemon
    juice. Blend until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer the paste to a large mixing bowl and add roasted cumin powder, black salt, chaat masala, and regular salt.
    Mix well.
  3. Gradually add cold water and stir to create a thin and tangy flavored water. Adjust the seasoning and spiciness
    according to your taste by adding more salt, lemon juice, or green chilies if needed.
  4. Chill the pani in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavors.

For Assembling Pani Puri:

  1. Take a puri and gently make a hole in the center to create an opening without breaking it.
  2. Fill the puri with a small amount of diced potatoes and cooked chickpeas.
  3. Add a few chopped onions if desired.
  4. Drizzle tamarind chutney and green chutney into the puri according to your preference.
  5. Dip the filled puri into the chilled pani and immediately place it in your mouth to enjoy the burst of flavors!
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining puris.

Pani Puri is best enjoyed fresh and immediately after assembling. It’s a fun and interactive street food that’s perfect
for gatherings and parties.


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