The Ultimate Guide To Making Street Style Pani-Puri At Home

The Ultimate Guide To Making Street Style Pani-Puri At Home

I've been following the google trends during the lockdown time closely and food recipe searches have increased by 20% on Youtube! We all know that the entire nation is trying their hand at cooking, especially those who're living alone. Amongst the highest searched recipes like Cake, Bread, Chole, Dosa, Jalebi & Aloo Chaat, the search for the Pani Puri recipe grew by 107%.

Yes, that only proves that we're a street-food loving country. No matter what, we're going to fulfil our street food cravings, even if it means making everything from scratch. Whatever you want to call it, Pani Puri, Gol Gappe, Puchka, Pani Patashe, Padaka, Gup-Chup, Pakodi or Phulki, it is one dish that's always going to remain close to our hearts.


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So, here's all you'll need to make the varied versions of the same-old Pani Puri.

How to make Pani Puri- 2 ways:

To some, the puris are readily available in the market but for others, its making puris at home is the only solution. It isn't rocket science to make puris at home. And, the best part is that it requires only a few basic ingredients. You can play with the shapes of the puri to make different variations available around the country.

1 cup Sooji or Semolina

1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/4 tsp Salt

Water to knead

Oil for frying

See the full recipe here.

You can also try this version where the ingredients are:

1 cup Sooji or Semolina

2 tbsp Maida

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Oil

Water to knead

Oil for frying

Moving on to the filling- There are Now there could be three types of fillings- Potato, Ragda or the healthy one with sprout beans or Kala chana.

How to make the Potato Mix for Pani Puri:

3-4 Boiled Potatoes (coarsely mashed)

1/2 cup Kala Chana (Optional)

1/2 cup Onions (finely chopped)

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Green Chillies

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Chaat Masala

2 tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves

1 tsp Salt or Black Salt

How to make Ragda for Pani Puri:

½ cup Vatana (Dried Peas) Green or White

1 1/2 cups Water

1 tablespoon Oil

¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder

¼ cup Onion chopped

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon Red chilli powder

1 1/2 teaspoons Jaggery (Gur)

1 teaspoon Lemon juice

For the healthy version:

1 cup Sprouted moong or any pulse you like

1/4 cup Onions

1 tsp Chaat Masala

1 tsp Green Chillies

1 tsp Black Salt

Teekha ya meetha pani? Which team are you on? No matter what team, I'm going to give you a recipe for both! I know most of your are missing your Pani Puri wala bhaiya's Pani Puri, but this homemade version is equally delicious & mouth-watering!

How to make Pudina Water for Pani Puri:

1 big bunch of Pudina or Mint Leaves

1 tbsp Pani-Puri Masala

5-6 Green Chillies (depending on how spicy you like it)

1 tbsp Black Salt

1 1/2 Lemons

6-7 Ice Cubes

1 litre of Water


Blend the above ingredients using only 25o ml water. Don't use the ice while blending. Strain the mix and now add the remaining water and ice cubes. Adjust your spices depending on the flavour you prefer.

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How to make Imli ka pani or famously called meetha pani:

50 gms Tamarind

2 tbsp Jaggery or dates (whatever you prefer)

1 tbsp Salt

1 tbsp Chilli Powder

2 cups Water

See the full recipe here.

If you like boondi, please use it generously in the Pudina water or even for your filling. And, if you're looking for a chaat party at home, here's an Aloo Chaat recipe for you. If you're looking for a healthy version, click here.

Other condiments like sev, fried chana dal, garlic chutney, chopped tomatoes and a lot of coriander are can be used to complete this Chaat affair at home! If you don't have some ingredients, you can omit those and still enjoy this most-searched snack recipe.

Shreya Jalavadia

Shreya Jalavadia

Think of her as a delicacy. She could be a red sauce penne pasta or refreshing strawberry smoothie. A little sweet, quite tangy and unapologetic on the palate. Her soul is that of a gastronome, mind of an illustrator and heart of a writer. She uses these ingredients to plate up tasty stories about food at India Food Network as an Associate Editor. Be it her blogs, articles, reviews or food shows; she promises a wholesome affair.

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