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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pani Puri / Spicy water stuffed wheat puffs

“Pani Puri”, the name itself is mouth watering. A superhit roadside snack in India is loved by one and all. Also called as “Gol Gappe” it finds a characterstic feature in Ladies favourite list. Its a light and tangy snack. Small wheat or semolina puffs filled with variety of stuffings and spicy water has to be eaten at once. It is such  a delight to eat it so methodically. I prepared this dish at home for kids and sharing the recipe with pics..


For wheat Puffs-

Wheat flour – 2cups
Semolina-   ½ cup
Baking soda – ¼ tbs
Salt – 1 tbs
Water – to knead

For filling –

Boiled peas / Boiled chick peas / Boiled potato pieces

For Spicy water-

Cold Water – 1lt.
Pani Puri Masala – 4 tbs ( You can easily get Everest brand in market)
Mint leaves- ½ cup
Coriander leaves- ¼ cup
Green mango – ½ chopped into pieces
Green Chilly – ½
Black salt – ½ tbs
Roasted and powdered cumin – ½ bs
Asafoetida – A small pinch


For Wheat Puffs-

Mix all dry ingredients and knead hard dough by slowing adding water. Add water by spoon one by one.

Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about ½ an hour.

Divide dough in 6 equal balls. Take a ball and with the help of a rolling pin, roll a very thin chapatti.

Cut small rounds out of the chapatti. You can try using round caps of bottle or anything which cuts chapatti in Pani puri shape. You can also make very small balls and then roll them thin.

Heat enough oil in a kadhai. Once hot add rounds and fry on medium flame. They should not be fried in high flame otherwise they will not remain crispy.

As they turn golden take them out and keep them on a tissue paper to absorb extra oil. One all puffs are done. Store in an open container for 2-3 hrs and then in an air tight container.

For spicy water –

Mix 3 tbs of Pani puri powder in cold water.

Add paste of mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilly, raw mango to the water. Add black salt, roasted cumin powder, salt and a pinch of asafoetida and mix.

To Serve-

Serve with sonth and whisked curd.

Make a hole in the centre of a puff. Stuff some boiled potato pieces and peas. Pour water to the full and immediately eat..

Hope you liked it !!!


  1. water is measured in litre and not kgs. lol!

  2. thanks for pointing out..Made correction.