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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Golgappa | Panipuris | Homemade Puris & Pani ~ Step by Step Pics

Golgappas,a real tempting one at every street shops of most northern states of India or while you travel by train or walk into a restaurant,you find hawkers or vendors selling these crispy balls with chick peas,mashed potato and dipping them into the pani and serving immediately to the long awaiting queue of people.He just serves it in order with such brisk touch such that he reaches everyone with a 4 or 5 servings in minutes.But then who cares about the hygiene part of it,none..I too had lots during college days as you can't resist stopping if you have tasted the magical flavor.Bringing back all nostalgic memories,I wished to try this from scratch to actually know all the ingredients embedded in it.It is a simple flavorful snack and the pani serves very good for digestion and a perfect thirst quencher too !

(pics updated)

I tried the basic style of pani puris and followed the Vah chef's method .You can modify the pani recipe accordingly to your taste buds.We just loved the flavor of this,hope u'll all try this and enjoy the fresh ones at home.If you are not in a mood to try the puris,we get these readymade in packets.You can just prepare the filling and pani to serve as a quick snack!

semolina (fine) 1 cup
all purpose flour /maida 2 tbsp
water 3/4 cup or more (approx)
oil for deep frying

for chat
potato mashed 2
tomato 1chopped small
onion chopped small 1
chick peas 1 cup cooked
sev 1/3 cup(optional)

for pani
tamarind pulp 3 tbsp
lemon juice 3 tbsp
sugar 1 tbsp
mint leaves 1/2 cup
coriander leaves 1/2 cup
green chillies 3/4
dry ginger powder 1/2 tsp or grated ginger 1/2 tsp
roasted cumin powder 1/2tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
asafoetida 1/8tsp or a pinch
rock salt 1/2 tsp(
salt 1 tsp
water 2-3 cups

-Mix the semolina and all purpose flour in a bowl.Add salt,mix well.Add water slowly and keep kneading into a dough form.The dough should be smooth.Cover it with a damp cloth and leave aside for 30 minutes.

-After 30minutes,divide the dough into 3 equal parts and cover again with a damp cloth.Roll out one dough very thin using a rolling pin and applying some oil on the rolling surface.Cut out small round discs with a cookie cutter or bottle cap.
-Heat oil in a wok on medium heat and fry the puris in batches till lightly brown.Don't over crowd the wok or else the puris will not fluff up properly.(see notes for other instructions to care while frying)
-Drain on paper towel and keep ready for chat.

Homemade Puris

-Soak chickpeas in warm water for 4-5 hours and then pressure cook for 3 whistles.
-Boil and mash the potatoes.Keep aside.
-Wash and chop the onion and tomato very small and keep aside.
-Take the sev in a bowl and keep ready.

-Take a wide bowl and mix all the spice powders listed under pani.Add the salts and tamarind pulp,lemon juice.
-Add the green chillies,mint leaves and cilantro leaves in a mortar & pestle or blender and crush it to bits.
-Add this mixture along with sugar and add the required amount of water.Mix well and serve to dip the puris.

-Take each puri,gently press it in the center to form a well and add one/two chick peas,1/4 tsp of mashed potatoes,tomato,onion chopped ,add sev and dip it in pani to fill and gobble it up.Isn't it mouthwatering?? what's stopping then,go ahead & give this a try !!!

Servings ~ 30 puris

* You should cover the rolled out discs of puris with damp cloth as it dries off immediately.
* You should gently press the discs to fluff fully in the oil.
* Keep the heat on medium so that the puris turn out crisp.If you fry them on high heat it will brown fast and will not be crisp.
* You should roll out the dough as thin as possible to make it very crisp.
* Don't cover the fried puris or store in containers immediately otherwise it will turn soft.Cool them completely before storing the unused ones.
* I didn't have the rock salt and have not added;but its a compulsory ingredient to make it more flavorful.
* You can make a fine paste of the leaves and chillies while preparing pani and can strain it to get the pure flavor.(We like in the crushed form,so have done it that way)

Sending this to EP Series -Mint & Coriander seeds guest hosted by Surabhi @ My Cook Book,Tea Time,Only Snacks + Starters guest hosted by Raji @ Vegetarian Taste Buds,

Sending this to Street Food Of India event hosted by Rosh @ Chef Al Dente


Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this street food on any day...feel like gulping down the puris.

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

You Made them from scratch! Was it time consuming. Ilove pain puri and chaat. We have it a least once a week. Nice job!

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

Homemade puri always a treat. my fav chaat

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe dear..golgappa looks so tempting!

Shoutforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE how your recipes are so detailed

Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully made homemade puris..looks gorgeous..

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite chaat variety looks so delicious. U have made them perfectly

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks so good... I am scared of making the puris... yours have all puffed up nicely

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow u made the prui's too.. nice julie :).. my fav chat i can have them anytime & every time and never get bored!!

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farah saleem said... Best Blogger Tips

ohhhhh!!!!my favourite! i miss this so much when im in malaysia...:(
but thanks to u now i can make my own! yay!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...It's so yummy and what all memories associated with it Julie..Nice clicks..Tempting.

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering pani puri...
Missing all these yummy chaats away from home.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a chat party here. love the way your pooris look.
Love Ash.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful chaat, looks perfect and delicious...

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good! I like the notes you added, I usually get confused when making recipes with minimal instructions, so I like knowing what works from someone who made it before.
Thank you!

Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..Wonderful recipe!!My kid love it a lot :) You made it just perfect!!Well presented..

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divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Paani puris at home?? Love it..
Mouth watering!!
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything from scratch, done it perfectly Julie..

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

deliciously made pani puri looks wonderful

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

same pinch analloo..good job by making puris from scratch ..adipoli :)

Balvinder said... Best Blogger Tips

I am coming to your house. All chaat dishes make me happy.
I am noting down to participate in your herb series. I am too lazy regarding my blog work.

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that looks superb

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

yum!golgappas are a universal the recipe for the tangy pani

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Wow.Lovely presentation

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are really cute pani puris, i cannot resist them. I appreciate your patience of doing it from the scrath julie. Send me some :)

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Pani puri's are my all time favorite. Puri's look delicious. Nice presentation.

Spicy-Aroma said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..pani puri looks so inviting..feel like having it right now..wonderfully made!!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love them anytime of the day :D Looks very tempting!!

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of our favourite street food to indulge in but I guess nothing matches home made stuff. Your pani puris look great and the flavours are so so very tempting!! Great post dear :)

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking puris Julie...looks tempting... Feel Like having some chaat right away :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow yummy pani puris...Tempting.....

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Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Had my lunch just now, but i dont mind eating this panipuris rite now,my all time fav.. said... Best Blogger Tips

pani puri looks superb dear.

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

This is truly tempting

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks mouthwatering,feel like grabbing some

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow home made puri.i love the street food.u made perfectly..drooling here

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

adipoli pani puri,.. very nicely made... u must've had a great time having those... :)

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, first time i come across this recipe. they look very tasty with all the toppings.
hmmmm, i can only feast my eyes on this one and make myself feel full..
so appetizing with many ingredients
have a nice day

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome!! Looks really tempting Julie!! Long time since i've had this. Got a craving now ;)

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Finger licking food Julie looks superb.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Julie...great job...Puri have come out perfect...U all must have really enjoyed gorging this dwn isn't it ;-)


KitchenKarma said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks impressed you made the puris at home...I generally just buy it in the store...:-)

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Loving you detailed and clear instructions. I have never had these, but although it looks like it might take a while to make, you made me want to try it!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

An award waiting for you at Noel collections .. congrats :)

Surabhi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Pani puri & can do any thing for it :)

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. These look so delicious. Love goj guppas anytume.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy puris..puffed up beautifully.loved the color of pani.

Medley of Many Things said... Best Blogger Tips

I have always been apprehensive about eating pani puri outside because of the water they use. I get sick easily with water contamination. But yes, I should try this at home!