golgappa recipe, how to make golgappa recipe | golgappa pani recipe

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golgappa is a favorite snack all over india. this recipe shares the north indian way of making golgappa pani along with the stuffing – specifically the golgappa you get in delhi.

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golgappa recipe with step by step pics. golgappa is a favorite snack all over india. what is called as pani puri in maharashtra is called as golgappa in north india, puchka in west bengal and gupchup in bihar & jharkand.

golgappa recipe

this recipe shares the north indian style of making golgappa pani along with the stuffing – specifically the golgappa you get in delhi and ncr belt.

i have lived in gurugram (gurgaon) for some time and occasionally we would have golgappa outside. the stuffing here is different than the pani puri stuffing one gets in mumbai. it has white chickpeas or black chickpeas with some boiled potatoes.

the golgappa pani or spicy water is made of mint leaves in some places and in some places its jaljeera pani or hing pani or amchur (dried mango) pani. the meetha pani is the usual sweet tamarind chutney. in this post i have shared jaljeera made from mint leaves and spices. i had shared this jaljeera recipe some years back and i use the same recipe to make the spicy and sour water.

the golgappa puri can be made of atta (whole wheat flour) or sooji (rava). you can use either. the atta golgappe are bigger in size than the ones made with sooji. whenever i visit delhi or gurgaon, i do try to have golgappe from there along with my favorite chana bhatura and aloo tikki.

golgappa pani recipe

the jaljeera pani can be made a few hours before and then refrigerated. in the post i have shown making the jaljeera pani and the golgappa stuffing.

serve golgappe as soon as you make them.

golgappa recipe below:

golgappa recipe, golgappa pani recipe
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golgappa recipe | golgappa pani recipe

golgappa is a favorite snack all over india. this recipe shares the north indian way of making golgappa pani along with the stuffing – specifically the golgappa you get in delhi.

course snacks, starters
cuisine indian street food, north indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for jaljeera or golgappa pani

  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon tightly packed tamarind (imli)
  • cup mint leaves - loosely packed
  • 1.5 teaspoons cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 black cardamom - seeds remove and kept
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (sabut kali mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon amchur (dry mango powder) – can also use lemon juice or kachri powder or bel powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1.5 cups water added later
  • black salt as required – can also use rock salt or regular salt

for golgappa stuffing

  • cup white chickpeas (safed chana)
  • cup black chickpeas (kala chana)
  • 2.5 cups water, for cooking chickpeas
  • ½ teaspoon salt for cooking chickpeas
  • 2 to 3 potatoes (aloo)
  • water as required for cooking potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt for cooking potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala or add as required
  • ¼ teaspoon black salt or add as required

other ingredients

  • 1 medium bowl of tamarind chutney
  • 25 to 30 golgappe

how to make recipe

making golgappa pani or jaljeera

  1. soak 1 tablespoon tightly packed tamarind in ¼ cup hot water for about 20 minutes.

  2. take ⅓ cup loosely packed mint leaves in a small grinder jar. only use the mint leaves. do not add the stems.

  3. add the soaked tamarind along with its water. make sure there are no seeds in the tamarind.

  4. add the following spices – 1.5 teaspoons cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon fennel, ½ teaspoon black pepper and seeds removed from 1 black cardamom.

  5. now add 1 teaspoon amchur (dry mango powder), 1 teaspoon chaat masala, 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) and black salt as required. 

  6. if you do not have dry mango powder, then you can add some lemon juice. instead of dry mango powder, kachri powder or bel powder can also be used. instead of black salt, you can use rock salt or sea salt.
  7. grind to a smooth chutney.
  8. take the jaljeera chutney in a bowl. also add 1.5 cups water.

  9. mix very well. check the taste of golgappa pani and add more salt and dry mango powder if required. you can also add some lemon juice if you want.

  10. if you want then you can keep this golgappa pani in the refrigerator.

making golgappa stuffing

  1. rinse and then soak ⅓ cup white chickpeas and ⅓ cup black chickpeas in enough water overnight or for 8 to 9 hours. later drain all the water and rinse the chickpeas very well in running water.

  2. add the chickpeas in a cooker. also add 2.5 cups water. you can also add just one type of chickpea.

  3. add ½ teaspoon salt.

  4. pressure cook on medium flame for 18 to 19 minutes. when pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid and check if the chickpeas are cooked well or not. if not then pressure cook for some more time till the chickpeas are cooked well.

  5. drain all the water and take the chickpeas in a bowl.

  6. in another pressure cooker, take 2 to 3 medium sized rinsed potatoes. add enough water just about covering the potatoes. 

  7. also add ½ teaspoon salt. pressure cook them for 5 to 6 whistles or 9 to 11 minutes on medium flame.

  8. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, remove the potatoes. let them cool a bit. then peel and chop them. add the chopped potatoes to the cooked chickpeas.

  9. sprinkle ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon chaat masala and ¼ teaspoon black salt or add as required.

  10. mix everything well. keep aside.

assembling golgappa

  1. keep all the elements of golgappa before assembling them – jaljeera pani, tamarind chutney, chana and potatoes stuffing. take the golgappa puri in a small plate. crack open the top with a spoon or with clean fingers.

  2. place the chickpeas and potato stuffing inside the golgappa puri.

  3. spoon some sweet tamarind chutney less or more as per your preferences.

  4. now spoon the jaljeera pani or golgappa pani.

  5. have the golgappa immediately.

  6. you can also arrange all the golgappa elements on the dining table and let people make the golgappa for themselves.

how to make golgappa recipe:

a) making golgappa pani (jaljeera):

1. soak 1 tablespoon tightly packed tamarind in ¼ cup hot water for about 20 minutes.

making golgappa pani recipe

2. take ⅓ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves in a small grinder jar. only use the mint leaves. do not add the stems as then the pani can become bitter. rinse the mint leaves well with water before adding them in the grinder jar.

making golgappa pani recipe

3. add the soaked tamarind along with its water. make sure there are no seeds in the tamarind.

making golgappa pani recipe

4. add the following spices – 1.5 teaspoons cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon fennel, ½ teaspoon black pepper and seeds removed from 1 black cardamom. discard the outer cardamom cover. to get the seeds, lightly crush the cardamom in a mortar-pestle. then remove the seeds.

making golgappa pani recipe

5. now add 1 teaspoon amchur (dry mango powder), 1 teaspoon chaat masala, 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) and black salt as required. if you do not have dry mango powder, then you can add some lemon juice. instead of dry mango powder, kachri powder or bel powder can also be used. instead of black salt, you can use rock salt or sea salt.

making golgappa pani recipe

6. grind to a smooth chutney.

making golgappa pani recipe

7. take the jaljeera chutney in a bowl. also add 1.5 cups water.

making golgappa pani recipe

8. mix very well. check the taste of golgappa pani and add more salt and dry mango powder if required. you can also add some lemon juice if you want. if in case the pani tastes bitter (due to the type and quality of mint leaves), then add some lemon juice to balance the bitterness. if you want then you can keep this golgappa pani in the refrigerator.

golgappa pani recipe

making golgappa stuffing:

9. rinse and then soak ⅓ cup white chickpeas and ⅓ cup black chickpeas in enough water overnight or for 8 to 9 hours. later drain all the water and rinse the chickpeas very well in running water.

making golgappa stuffing

10. add the chickpeas in a cooker. also add 2.5 cups water. you can also use just one type of chickpea.

making golgappa stuffing

11. add ½ teaspoon salt.

making golgappa stuffing

12. pressure cook on medium flame for 18 to 19 minutes. when pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid and check if the chickpeas are cooked well or not. if not, then pressure cook for some more time till the chickpeas are cooked well.

making golgappa stuffing

13. drain all the water and take the chickpeas in a bowl.

making golgappa stuffing

14. in another pressure cooker, take 2 to 3 medium sized rinsed potatoes. add enough water just about covering the potatoes. also add ½ teaspoon salt. pressure cook them for 5 to 6 whistles or 9 to 11 minutes on medium flame. in the picture below there are more potatoes as i added them in another chaat recipe.

making golgappa stuffing

15. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, remove the potatoes. let them cool a bit. then peel and chop them. add the chopped potatoes to the cooked chickpeas.

making golgappa recipe

16. sprinkle ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon chaat masala and ¼ teaspoon black salt or add as required.

making golgappa recipe

17. mix everything well. keep aside.

making golgappa recipe

assembling golgappa:

18. keep all the elements of golgappa before assembling them – jaljeera pani, tamarind chutney, chana and potatoes stuffing. take the golgappa puri in a small plate. crack open the top with a spoon or with clean fingers.

making golgappa recipe

19. place the chickpeas and potato stuffing inside the golgappa puri.

golgappa recipe

20. spoon some sweet tamarind chutney less or more as per your preferences.

golgappa recipe

21. now spoon the jaljeera pani or golgappa pani less or more as required.

golgappa recipe

22. have the golgappa immediately.

golgappa recipe

23. you can also arrange all the golgappa elements on the dining table and let people make the golgappa for themselves.

delhi style golgappa recipe

dassana amit
Founder, Designer, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer ||

i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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