Paani puri

Easy Paani Puri (Golgappa)

Golgappa is one of India’s most loved street foods. However, with various hygeine standards, it is often risky to consume! Make it at home for a safe and enjoyable experience.


  • ½ cup chopped mint leaves
  • ¾ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tbsp seedless tamarind
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala powder
  • 2 to 3 cups of water
  • black salt as required
  • 3 small potatoes


Make the Stuffing
  1. Boil the potatoes (I use a pressure cooker for speed)
  2. Peel them and then chop them.
  3. Finely chop an onion (I prefer red)
  4. In a small bowl, mix the potatoes, onions, chaat masala powder and black salt.
Make the Paani
  1. In a blender add all the ingredients mentioned above for the pani.
  2. Add little water and grind to a fine chutney.
  3. Remove the green chutney in a large bowl. Add 2 to 3 cups water. Mix well. Check the seasoning. Add more black salt or jeera powder or chaat masala if required. If you want a thin pani, you could add some water. But keep on checking the seasoning, as per your taste.
  4. You can chill the pani in the fridge or add some ice cubes to it..
Assembling Pani Puri:
  1. Crack the top of the puri with a spoon.
  2. Add 2 to 3 tsp of the boiled potato-onion filling in the poori.
  3. Stir the green pani first and then it and the sweet chutney as per your taste.
  4. Pop in your mouth, whole!
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