Pani Puri

One more of the all-time favorite chaat items 😀 … There are numerous versions of the chaat – each one slightly different, but all tasty.

Just wanted to make sure I document my version – and coz I just made it – was craving for street food …

 

Ingredients:

Puris (you can find in the Indian grocery stores): about 20

Pani Puri Masala: about 2 tablespoons or to the chatpata and spice level you desire

Simple Green dhania chutney: 1 tablespoon – you can find its recipe here.

Sweet and sour imli chutney: 1 tablespoon – you can find the recipe here.

Salt: to taste

Potato: 1 large boiled and peeled

Whole green gram (mung) beans: 2 tablespoons sprouted and cooked till soft

Boondi (fried chickpea flour drops): 2 tablespoons (optional)

 

Variations: You may even use chopped onions if you wish; or use chickpeas instead of mung beans.

 

Method:

  1. Mash the boiled potato and mix with the cooked moong. Add salt to taste
  2. To make the pani (water), mix the pani puri masala powder, chutneys, and salt to taste.
  3. Add water – about 2 cups and make the spicey solution – add more water if you find the flavor concentrated.
  4. Add a few boondis to the water. The pani is ready! You can chill it in the refrigerator for about an hour or till you want to serve.
  5. If using boondi, soak them in cold water (about 3 tablespoons) for about 15 minutes and they will absrob most of the water and become soft. Drain the excess water, if any. We did not use boondis as we didn’t have much of them on hand.
  6. To assemble the pani puris, make a small hole in the puris with a finger – do this gently so that you don’t crumble the puri completely.
  7. Add a little bit of the moong alu mix and boondis (if using) inside each puri and place in a plate.
  8. To serve, the puris have to be dunked in the chilled spiced pani and enjoyed immediately.
  9. You can serve the plate of puris with a bowl of the pani and people can help themselves so that the puris stay crisp. Enjoy!
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2 Responses to “Pani Puri”

  1. Pani puri looks tempting…..I am feeling hungry now….Missing it in Paris very much…..

    From skribles: Thanks Sireesha

  2. pani poori is all time favourite. I am thinking to make this at home from the scratch. see when it happens. Till than will just look at the pictures :)). Good one.

    From skribles: Thanks Bhawana – wow if you make it from scratch, do let me know on how to make those puris puff up and crisp – wud love to try it out

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