Chaats · Snacks

Pani Puri

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This dish is also known as “Golgappa” in North India. Crispy puris filled with green peas, boondi, onions and chilled mint flavoured water make a great snack! This dish is hard to resist and tastes extremely delicious! It is an Indian classic favourite. You can even stuff more into the puris- like hot ragda, channa, sweet chutney, etc. according to your liking!

Mint leaves are considered an aid to the digestive system. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices. It is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain.

Ingredients
For the spicy masala water 
1 litre water
1 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1 1/2 green chillies
1/2 cup tamarind pulp
1/2 cup soaked dates
1 1/2 tbsp pani puri masala
readily available pani puri puris
salt to taste

To be filled in the puri
1 finely chopped onion
1 cup boiled green peas
1 cup boondi

Method
For the pani puri water (spicy masala water)
1. Combine the coriander, mint leaves and green chillies and blend in a mixer to a fine taste using 1/4 cup water.
2. Now make a paste of the soaked dates.
3. In the 1 litre water, add the above pastes, salt and pani puri masala. Mix well.

How to proceed 
1. Crack a small hole in the centre of each puri.
2. Stuff it with onions, boiled green peas, and boondi.
3. Dip it in the spicy masala water.
4. Serve immediately!

Note : The water will be sufficient for 100 puris. Chill the water before serving if you like! 

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