Mumbai roadside pani puri | homemade pani puri | puchka | golgappa | with amazing 50 images
One of the most loved, very famous and tempting Mumbai street food that no one can resist to eat “pani puri”. Who doesn’t love Mumbai roadside pani puri? From kids to elderly people everyone loves eating the mouthwatering puchka. Pani translates to water and puri are puffed crispy dough balls which are hallow. The puri’s are made in different shapes and sizes across India. It is extremely famous in cosmopolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
Pani Puri, have it spicy sweet or balanced – just the way you like it! it is a delight to watch the vendor skilfully punch a tiny hole in each puri thereafter adding the fillings and dipping it in the meetha chutney and teekha pani. Because of the hygiene and cleanliness issue, many people prefer making pani puri at home from scratch. The elements required for making homemade golgappa are - crispy puri, a stuffing of your choice (soaked boondi, boiled potatoes, chickpeas and moong or ragda) and pani (teekha phudina pani and sweet imli pani). There are many other versions of pani too like lehsun ka pani, jaljeera, hing jeera pani.The recipe can be modified as per your preference. If you are making a mixed sprouts stuffing for pani puri then you would require some pre-preparation of 2 days.
For our homemade pani puri, we have made everything at home from the scratch. We have started with making the puri first. To make super-crisp and perfect Puri for Pani Puri, right at home. The semolina and plain flour dough is made with chilled soda, which makes the small puris to puff up while frying. The amount of soda needed to make the dough will differ, depending on the quality of the semolina and flour, so be mindful when mixing. You will really relish the crisp texture of these puris. Once the dough is kneaded, divide it into equal portions, roll into a thin chapatti. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter and deep fry till they puff up.
To make golgappa, we have first made the teekha phudina pani, combine mint leaves (phudina), chopped coriander (dhania), lemon juice, green chillies, ginger (adrak), 2 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch), black salt (sanchal) and cumin seeds (jeera) powder in a mixer jar and blend it into a paste. Transfer the paste to a deep bowl and add 3 cups of chilled water, mix well and our teekha phudina pani is ready. You can keep it in the refrigerator and take it out when serving.
Further we have prepared mixed sprouts mixture for pani puri. Combine parboiled mixed sprouts, boondi (soaked for 10 minutes and drained), mashed potatoes, coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder, chilli powder and black salt (sanchal). Mix everything well. Our mixture is ready!! You can also use ragda as the filling.
To serve this mouthwatering snack pani puri you need to rack a small hole in the centre of each of the 6 puris and stuff each puri with a little mixed sprouts mixture. Top it with a little meetha chutney and dip the entire puri in the teekha phudina pani. Serve homemade pani puri immediately.
Make sure, you assemble Mumbai roadside pani puri only when you are eating it or else it will get soggy and the crispiness of the puri will be lost. Here’s a tip for the teekha phudina pani - if you have time in hand you can use room temperature water and refrigerate it for 3 to 4 hours. Chilling the pani for 3 to 4 hours enhances the flavours.
Once you are done don’t forget to have a free sip of teekha pani and a sukha puri to bring the delightful experience to a fitting end!
Also try out other popular Mumbai street food snacks like Kaanda Bhajji Pav, Ragda Pattice, Pav Bhaji and Jini Dosa.
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