pani puri recipe
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pani puri recipe

pani puri is a popular street food of india, where crisp fried dough balls are stuffed with potatoes, sprouts, spicy tangy water or sweet chutney.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 4
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

for pani puri stuffing - * check notes for other options

  • 2 to 3 medium potatoes (aloo)
  • 1 small to medium onion (pyaaz) - OPTIONAL
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, (lal mirch powder) optional
  • black salt or regular salt as required

for pani recipe

  • ½ cup tightly packed chopped mint leaves (pudina patta)
  • 1 cup tightly packed chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 1 inch ginger, (adrak), chopped
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, (hari mirch), chopped (for a less spicy pani, add about 1 green chili)
  • 1 tablespoon tightly packed tamarind (imli)
  • 3.5 to 4 tablespoons grated or powdered jaggery or sugar or add as required OR 1.5 tablespoons chopped seedless dates & 1.5 tablespoons powdered jaggery, the sweetness can be adjusted as per your taste
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • cup water, for grinding
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water to be added later, add water as per the consistency you want
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons boondi (fried tiny gram flour balls), optional
  • black salt or regular salt as required

other ingredients for pani puri

  • 24 to 30 puris, you could buy these puris readymade or make them at home
  • 1 small bowl of tamarind chutney or tamarind dates chutney - OPTIONAL

Instructions

making pani puri stuffing

  • boil the potatoes till they are cooked completely.
  • peel them and then chop them.
  • finely chop the onion if using it.
  • in a small bowl, mix the potatoes, onions, coriander leaves, cumin powder, chaat masala powder and black salt or regular salt. mix well and keep aside.

making pani for pani puri

  • in a blender add all the ingredients mentioned above for the pani.
  • add water and grind to a fine chutney.
  • remove the green chutney in a large bowl. rinse the mixer jar with ½ cup water first and then add this water in the bowl. then add ½ to ¾ cup more water.
  • mix well. check the seasoning. add more salt or jeera powder or chaat masala or jaggery if required. if you want a thin pani, you could add some water. but keep on checking the seasoning, as per your taste.
  • add the boondi to the pani.
  • you can chill the pani in the fridge or add some ice cubes to it.

making pani puri

  • crack the top of the puri with a spoon.
  • add 2 to 3 teaspoons of the boiled potato-onion filling in the poori.
  • stir the green pani first and then add it in the poori. optionally you can add some sweet chutney in the puri. 
  • serve the pani puri immediately.
  • you can also make individual portions with the puris, potato-onion mixture and the pani. let the individual assemble the pani puri for himself/herself as per his/her taste.

Notes

pani puri stuffing ideas

other stuffing combinations for pani puri or a combination of these:
  • steamed moong sprouts
  • boiled white chickpeas (kabuli chana)
  • boiled black chickpeas (kala chana)
  • boiled potatoes
  • chopped onions
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • ragda - a dry white peas curry
2. to make the pani hot and spicy, you can add one more green chili.