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Pani Puri, also known as Golgappa or Puchka, is a popular Indian street food that consists of small, crispy puris filled with a spicy and tangy pani (water) and a mixture of flavorful ingredients. Here is a detailed recipe for making delicious Pani Puri at home:

Pani Puri
Pani Puri


- 1 cup semolina (sooji)

- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (maida)

- Water, as needed

- Oil, for frying

- 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes

- 1 cup boiled chickpeas

- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions

- 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes

- 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

- 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped

- 1 tsp chaat masala

- 1 tsp cumin powder

- Salt, to taste

For the pani:

- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

- 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves

- 2-3 green chilies

- 1-inch piece of ginger

- 1 tsp black salt

- 1 tsp chaat masala

- 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder

- 1/4 tsp black pepper

- 2 tbsp tamarind pulp

- 1/4 cup lemon juice

- Water, as needed


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the semolina, all-purpose flour, a pinch of salt, and enough water to make a stiff dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.

2. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them out into small puris using a rolling pin. Keep the puris covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.

3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Fry the puris in batches until they are crispy and golden brown. Drain them on paper towels and set them aside.

4. To make the pani, blend together mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger, black salt, chaat masala, cumin powder, black pepper, tamarind pulp, lemon juice, and water in a blender until smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the boiled and mashed potatoes, boiled chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, green chilies, chaat masala, cumin powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.

6. To assemble the Pani Puri, gently make a small hole in the center of each puri. Fill the puris with the potato mixture and top them off with the pani.

7. Serve the Pani Puri immediately and enjoy the burst of flavors in every bite.

Pani Puri is best enjoyed fresh and is a perfect snack for parties and gatherings. Serve it as a delicious appetizer or as a light and flavorful snack. Enjoy the crispiness of the puris, the tanginess of the pani, and the burst of flavors from the filling. Happy cooking!

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