Monday, April 26, 2010

Pani Puri / Gol Gappa / Phuchka :)


In Mumbai, they are called Gol Gappas.., In Kolkata, they go by the name of Phuchkas.., we Hyderabadis call them Pani Puris.., and I bet there are only a very very few people who wouldn't like them.., they very name of Pani Puri send all the glands in the mouth to work.. :) i myself have been involved in so many Pani Puri eating contest (yeah!!) throughout the years.., The Pani puris which are served at the road side bandis taste heavenly.., but, of late., the hygiene levels are drastically coming down. So it does make me stop and think twice before heading out for some pani puris. I decided to make this yummy snacks at home and it was an instant hit. :D Everyone loved it.., I bought ready made puris butif you have a bit more patience than I have, you can as well make these at home.. :D

Pani Puri:

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • A bag of ready made Puris
  • 250 gms Green Peas /Batana soaked overnight
  • 2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1/4 tsp each of Black salt, Cumin powder and Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Pani Puri Masala
  • Salt and Chilly pwd to taste
  • Paste of 4 Green Chillies
  • Paste of 1/2 a bunch each of Coriander and Mint leaves.
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped (for garnishing)
Method:

Boil the green peas along with a pinch of salt. Lightly mash the boiled peas. Add salt and chilly powder as per taste. Keep aside. To 1 litre water, add the chilly paste along with the coriander and mint paste. Add the Chat masala, the Pani puri masala, Black salt, Cumin and Coriander powder. Add salt to taste. Stir gently. Keep aside.

Assembling:

Prick the puri in the center to form a small hole. Add the green peas stuffing. Fill in with the water mixture. Add some onions on the top. and gulp it down in one go.. :D.. Fun!!!!

5 comments:

sangeeta said...

Hey pranita..
came here for the first time from FB.

you have so many blogs and i am impressed , this recipe blog is good too.

gol gappe platter looks so inviting.

Simply Life said...

Oh that looks great!

Krishnaveni said...

First time here...nice blog and interesting recipes...looks great

Mari's Cakes said...

This looks yummy! I love Indian food and it' is very hard to get here. I love being able to see all these delicious recipe in your blog.

Pranita Raj said...

Thanks everyone for the generous comments.. :)

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