Pani Puri (Gol Gappa or Puchkas, homemade pani)

Hi everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Pani Puri’. It is a very famous Indian street food, which needs no introduction. There are various names for this street food in India itself, some very common ones are – Pani puri, gol gappa, pani patashe, puchkas and gup chup. I love it and can have n number of puri, but I prefer homemade pani and therefore, my mom prepares pani at home. This again is my mother’s recipe. It is quick and easy one to prepare at home. You can store and refrigerate pani and have it on next day also. Ready-made puri is easily available in market these days.

pani puri

Pani (sweet and tangy water) can be adjusted in flavour according to individual choice. Filling used for pani puri can be made in different ways. You can have boiled potatoes, sprouted boiled moong, boiled black chanas, boondi or ragda as your stuffing.

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For more chaat recipes you can check Dilli Style Aloo Chaat , Macaroni Chaat (Pasta/macaroni in yogurt) , Mixed Fruit Chaat (bowl full of flavours) .

Serve: 7-8
Duration: 20 mins

Ingredients for Pani Puri

For pani recipe :

Water                                                                                          1 ltr

Mint / pudina                                                                          1 cup

Green coriander/ hara dhania patta                         1 cup

Green chillies                                                                          10-12 nos.

Lemon                                                                                          1 no.

Tamarind chutney                                                                 2 cups

Chaat masala                                                                           1 tsp

Boondi                                                                                         1/2 cup

Salt                                                                                                 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds/ Jeera                                                              1 tsp

Black salt                                                                                    1 tsp

Asafoetida/ Hing                                                                    2 pinches

Red chilli powder                                                                   1/2 tsp (as per your taste)

Black peppercorn                                                                  1/2 tsp

Carrom seeds /Ajwain                                                        1/4 tsp

Citric acid                                                                                   1/4 tsp

Ginger                                                                                          2″

Other ingredients:

Puris                                                                                              40-50 puris

Tamarind chutney                                                                  1 small bowl

Boondis (for stuffing)                                                           1 big bowl

Procedure for Pani Puri

  • In a grinder, grind mint leaves, green chillies, coriander leaves, black peppercorn, ginger, salt, lemon juice, citric acid, black salt, cumin seeds and carrom seeds. Make a paste and keep it aside.



  • In big bowl or jug, take one litre water.
  • Add the above paste in the water along with tamarind chutney and red chilli powder.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for sometime for chilled pani puri, or you can have it immediately.

pani p

  • People on diet can have baked pani puri.
  • Boiled and sprouted stuffings are healthier options.
  • You can add tamarind pulp and jaggery if you don’t have tamarind chutney.


  1. Omg! It looks so good! Love pani puri! <3 <3

  2. can you just go to my house and cook indian food!! this looks amazing!

    Have a great day!
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    • RasoiRecipe

      July 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM

      He he thank you Sybil.:D
      Or come visit India and i’ll cook all these dishes for you. That way you can have visit my beautiful country also.:)

  3. Oh Gosh, this one is a killer…you are Fantastic…and thx for sharing this…xo, neha

    • RasoiRecipe

      July 14, 2016 at 7:18 PM

      Thank you so much Neha!
      Your feedback is always important. 🙂
      I am glad you liked it.


  4. UMMMMM…..all I can say is AWESOME! it looks so delicious and tempting 🙂

  5. Thanks for this step by step recipe! I love this spicy and tangy water even without puris 🙂

  6. Wow… Going to try this very soon…

  7. Ahh Alisha you are my ..I am such a pani puri it babes..and your clicks are amazing..Well done babes!!

    • RasoiRecipe

      July 16, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      Thank you so much Soumya,
      Your love and support motivates me to work harder dear. 🙂
      Keep spreading your positivity sweetie.

  8. I am just having my tea and checked this. Am so so hungry now. Amazing recipe Alisha 🙂

  9. I love pani puri ka pani more than the puri itself 😜 This is a nice and quick recipe. I usually drink instant jaljeera whenever I’m craving for pani puri. 😀

    • RasoiRecipe

      July 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM

      He he then this recipe is for you only ! 😀
      Homemade recipes are always more healthier option. 🙂
      Do try this one.

  10. Wow looks sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  11. Getting hungry just look at the photos.

  12. My cousin made pani puri and I helped her a bit on it(: … she used tamarind pulp and stuffing used sprouts… it was very nice(:

    • RasoiRecipe

      August 13, 2016 at 7:06 PM

      Lovely Maria !
      Sprouts are very healthy option for it. In Mumbai our favourite pani puri wallah used to serve it with sprouts only. 🙂

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