Pani Puri Recipe (Golgappa or Puchka)


For the Puris:
  • 1 cup semolina (sooji/rava)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Water, as needed
  • Oil, for frying
For the Filling:
  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala
  • Salt, to taste
For the Pani (Spicy Water):
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1-inch ginger piece
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 cups chilled water



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine semolina, all-purpose flour, and salt for the puris. Gradually add water and knead into a stiff dough. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls. Roll each ball into a thin disc (puri) using a rolling pin. Make sure the puris are thin and uniform in size.
  3. Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai over medium heat. Carefully slide a few puris into the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown and puffed. Remove and drain excess oil on a paper towel. Fry all the puris in the same way.
  4. For the filling, mix together mashed potatoes, boiled chickpeas, chopped onions, coriander leaves, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, and salt in a bowl. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  5. For the pani, blend mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger, tamarind pulp, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, black salt, and salt with chilled water in a blender until smooth. Adjust the spices and tanginess to suit your preference.
  6. To serve, make a small hole in each puri and fill it with a teaspoon of the prepared filling mixture.
  7. Dip the filled puri into the spicy water (pani) and enjoy it in one bite. The combination of the crispy puri, flavorful filling, and tangy pani is what makes pani puri irresistible.

Pani puri is a popular street food snack in India, loved for its burst of flavors and refreshing taste. It’s a delightful experience to savor the crisp puris filled with a tangy and spicy mixture. Make these delicious pani puris at home and indulge in the authentic street food experience.

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