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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

pani puri pani recipePani puri is the first chaat I tasted in my life along pav bhaji in Salem cafe when I was a kid. That moment when you taste chaat and instantly fall in love with it. Just wow! Me and my mom tried very much to recreate the same at home. With no internet to search for the recipe and no cook book to guide, only our imagination, we tried out best and could make something almost similar but delicious attempt it was. I want to confess you all, though I have been at Chennai for an year and visit every year, I have never tasted pani puri thereSad. Not from any chaat houses, road side shops, nothing. SighNot talking. Here in Singapore, I have tried twice, once from Kailash parbhat, but sadly I didn’t like it. I have tried making too it was thousand times better than what I had in restaurants. I have tried my hands with ready made pack too, but it was the most terrible ones. Never took time to try clicking and posting here when ever I made. But this time I made just to make post. Coz its high time for me to post here though my readers keep requesting and searching google “pani puri rakskitchen”. After posting puri recipe yesterday, the response was overwhelming in the social media, I hope many of you now would be waiting for the chaat recipes with it. Here we go, India’s most loved by girl snack/ chaat the one and only Pani puri Batting Eyelashes. It has a lot of variants in different parts of India, so here is my take, a delicious one, that's a promise!
pani puri recipe

Pani puri recipe (Pani recipe)

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time:30 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Makes: 40

Ingredients


For pani

Mint leaves – 1/4 cup tightly packed

Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup loosely packed

Green chilli – 1

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece

Tamarind – 2 tblsp tightly packed

or Lemon juice -  1 tblsp

Jaggery  -  1 tblsp

Roasted jeera / cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds powder – 1/2 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Kala namak/ black salt – 1 tsp

Chaat masala (Optional) – 1 tsp

Cold water – 3 cups

Salt – As needed

To serve

Puri - 30

Boiled potato – 1, chopped into cubes

Cooked Channa – 1/2 cup

Sweet chutney – As needed

Boondi – As needed

Onion (optional) – 1

Chopped coriander leaves (Optional) – As needed for serving

Method

  1. Grind the clean mint, coriander leaves, chilli, ginger with little water smoothly.
  2. 1-grind
  3. Extract tamarind juice by soaking it in hot water for 15 minutes. In a mixing bowl, place the rest of the ingredients, add the extracted tamarind juice. The total water added should be 3 cups. Adjust salt as needed.
  4. 2-ingredients
  5. Mix well and filter if needed. Keep refrigerated until use. Add few boondi just before serving.
  6. 3-mix
  7. Keep all the ingredients gathered for making pani puri. Break the puri on top (thin side) by poking it with your finger. Add potato, channa to it.
  8. 4-break
  9. Add chopped onion and coriander leaves if desired followed by sweet chutney. Fill it with the prepared pani and serve/ pop in you mouth.
  10. 5-add

Notes

    • I have given cooking time 20 mins for potato and channa, considering all the other ingredients needed ready. For cooking channa, u need to soak overnight.
    • Black salt gives the perfect flavor needed for the pani, so do not skip it, if not make sure to add chaat masala, which had a lots of it.
    • Add salt carefully as we are adding both kala namak and chaat masala previously.The stuffing can be of your choice. Several items that can be stuffed in the puri are – boiled white channa, boiled green peas, boiled green gram (moong) sprouts, boiled mixed sprouts etc. green peas best if forgoten to soak or sprout legumes.
    • The puri will be strong one side and thin one side, keep the strong side bottom and poke over the thin side so that the puri could hold the stuffing and pani for eating.
    • Mint is more and coriander is less in the recipe.
    • If adding lemon juice, just squeeze the lemon and add 3 cups water in step 2.
    • If adding lemon, make sure its a large one with lots of juice, if not, use as needed. If tanginess is not balance, then the green smell of the mint and coriander will be over powering.
    • Instead of boondi, you can add sev too.

You can arrange the puris in a plate ready just before serving with the fillings ready and give the pani separately so that the people who eat just dip and fill the pani in the puri and pop in their mouth or spoon the pani in the puris then and there and eat it, as per their preference. Give them a small bowl like the below ones.
pani puri 1

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33 comments:

  1. last snap :) i liked it me the pani puri lover tried many shops but home mades are best

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  2. wow!!!! Drooling!!!! Waiting for long time...... thanks a ton..

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  3. love the homemade one:)mouthwatering one

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  4. Looks delicious. Its a must try recipe now

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  5. hi raks..........

    wts tat tightly packed &loosely packed means??

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    1. In the cup, if you press the leaves with your hands and make it full cup its tightly packed, without pressing, its loosely packed.

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    2. hi raks..........

      thank u soooo much............

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  6. Super tempting pani puris.

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  7. atlast thanks for updating us pani poori recepie.. thanks fr this yummy pani poori recepie..

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  8. How did u get sweet chutney...is it in recipe index?

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    1. Click the sweet chutney in ingredients, I have linked it to the recipe, it will take you to the recipe :)

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  9. In sowcarpet,potato will be mashed wid salt,chilli powder and onions...but here potatoes are cubed!...will try in dis manner soon,...!...superb presentation yar.!its tempting

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  10. I too have tasted outside but detested to do at home bcoz of the experience.Should try yours.

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  11. Yummy ! Gonna try for sure !

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  12. Such a lovely presentation . Here in Hyderabad , sometimes the sweet chutney is also diluted and made like paani and the pooris are served with both the minty and sweet paani..

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  13. I tried this for my family... Everyone just loved it..

    Thanks Raks...

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  14. You are right, Raks! I always check your site if I am trying anything new just to see if you have any tips...as your recipe always works! I am a bit sad you did not add the date-tamarind chutney recipe also. I have tried to do that in the past for other chat recipes..and the color was totally off from what we get in store. Maybe because of the light colored dates I used? So I came to see that in your blog and you did not have it! Please make the date/sweet chutney too so we can do a reference :)

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    1. I already posted. click over the ingredient list it will take u to sweet chutney recipe

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    2. I already posted. click over the ingredient list it will take u to sweet chutney recipe

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    3. I already posted. click over the ingredient list it will take u to sweet chutney recipe

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  15. hi,
    it's a nice recipe and as usual good pics:)

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  16. nice cliks with easy recipe...thanks for sharing Raks..

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  17. This is truly delicious!! Thank you for the wonderful pictures and wonderful recipe!! Will surely try both the puri and the pani puri...My kids will love me for this!

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  18. mouthwatering recipe and clicks....

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  19. The last click is just perfect. Drooling

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  20. I want recipe of pani puri's puri

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  21. Can u plz tell me the sweet chutny recipe

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    1. Click on the term in the ingredient list, it is linked to the recipe

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  22. Tried it yesterday, & it came out well ... Thanks raks!!!

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