Feb 4, 2008

Pani Puri (Golgappa)

Pani Puri one of India's favorite snack or chat. It is surely an experience eating Pani Poori. This popular Indian snack is also called Gol Gappa. Usually enjoyed at many of the street vendors in India it is becoming increasingly popular in many restaurants.Ingredients: To make Puri

Maida- 1/2 cup
Rava (Semolina) - 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 pinch
Salt

Mix the above ingredients with cold water and make it into smooth stiff dough. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and place in a bowl. Keep the bowl in another bowl filled with ice cubes. Set aside for 15 minutes. Make small even sized (round biscuit size) balls from the dough and roll into small circles. Put one by one in hot oil and press well with ladle to puff up. Fry till crisp and golden brown. Fry on medium flame. Store in an air tight container.

Ingredients: To make Pani:

2cups Mint Leaves Chopped
1/2Cup Coriander Leaves Chopped
Ginger 1 medium piece
Green chilies 5 to 6
Cumin seed powder 1tsp
Black Salt 11/2 tsp
Tamarind (Imli) paste 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Pani:

Soak the tamarind in ½ cup of warm water for approximately 45 minutes. Strain out the pulp to get tamarind water.Grind together mint leaves, chopped coriander, ginger, chillies and cumin seed powder to a smooth consistency in a blender. Transfer the paste into a large bowl. Add 1 litre of water, tamarind water and continuously mixing the contents. Add black salt and salt. Mix well.
Refrigerate for about 2 hours to ensure proper blending. Keep the water cool for a better taste.

For The Sweet Chutney:
1 cup Gud(jaggery)
1 cup tamarind pulp
1 cup Dates
1 cup water
1 teaspoon powdered Jira
Half teaspoon red chilli powder

Heat all the ingredients of the chutney and sieve to get a smooth chutney.Let it cool

To serve :
Boiled and diced potatoes- 1/2 cup
Green gram- 1/4 cup (soak green gram for 6 hrs and pressure cook for 1 whistle) Black Chana -1/4 cup (soak black chana for 6 hrs and pressure cook for 2 whistle)

Later add some red chilli powder, chat masala to the Boiled potatoes.

Final Serving Method:

Make a hole with thumb on top of each pani puri. Put little cooked green gram, boiled potato, black chana & little sweet chutney and fill it with green chutney (pani). Serve immediately.

3 comments:

JK said...

Looks yummy!! Hope U can cook it for me some day. This is a creative idea of havin a blog for recepies. Looks professional. Keep it up........

Pinky said...

Hey JK, Thanx for your comment.It will be gr8 honor to cook for U.....

PAL SUNDARAM said...

reminds me of the good old days...the only time i have tasted pani puri was at our first rakhi get together at meena's home...precious days...great work behen