Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pani Puri/Gol Gappe~~ICC

Pani puris, i cant forget these tiny puris with potato/peas filling served with tamarind chutney and spicy water, had them long back when i was doing my college in India, my most favourite street food i never ever say 'NO'..Our this month Indian Cooking Challenge was this pani puri and i was very excited to try out these delicious street food at home, that too making out pani puris from the scratch, i always have a thought to make them from the scratch, its was realized through ICC..I never prepared these cute and tiny puris at home coz my better half never knew these chaat foods as he was brought up with chocolates and pastas..I never choosed and asked my hubby to have these street foods whenever we go to India or here in Indian restaurants, i know he will definitely say no and i dont want to compel him...Its quite a great opportunity for me to prepare and having this pani puris at home, also i can ask my hubby to taste and see..To be honest, for my surprise he enjoyed a lot and even before taking some clicks almost all the puris i have prepared vanished with potato filling along with tamarind chutney and spicy water, everyone at home enjoyed it a lot..While making out these tiny puris, i have to change the ingredients given by Srivalli for the puris, coz the baking soda she mentioned for making puris didnt turned them prefectly, so i went for semolina , maida,oil and salt with baking powder, this proportion for puri turned them out puffy and crispy else i followed exactly the same way as the recipe given by Srivalli..

Pani puri

For Puris:
1/2cup Semolina
3tbsp Maida
1/2tsp Baking powder
Salt
1tbsp Oil
Oil for deep frying

In a bowl, mix the semolina, maida, salt and oil, springle some water and knead well to make a stiff dough, let it sit for 15 minutes, then make 3 balls from the dough and roll them as large circles..with a cutter , cut as small circles and cover this tiny puris with a damp cloth, continue the process until the dough get finished..

Now heat the oil for deep frying and fry the already prepared tiny puris, slightly pressing with a slotted spoon, until they get puff and turns golden brown..drain the excess of oil in a paper towel..

Potato Filling:
5nos Potatoes
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
Salt

Pressure cook the potatoes for three whistles, once the pressure get released, take off the potatoes, peel the skin and mash them nicely with red chilly powder and salt and keep aside..

Spicy Water:
1cup Mint leaves
Few corinader leaves
1no Tamarind (blueberry size)
1tsp Ginger
3nos Green chillies
1tsp Roasted cumin powder
1tsp Black salt
Salt

Grind everything in a blender as fine paste, add enough water and arrange this spicy water in fridge to serve chilled..

Red Tamarind Chutney:
1cup Tamarind juice
1/2cup Jaggery
2tbsp Sugar
1/2tsp Red chilli powder
1/4tsp Pepper powder
2cups Warm water
1tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Cloves

Dry roast the cumin seeds and cloves together and ground them as fine powder..add the jaggery, sugar, red chilly powder, pepper powder, roasted cumin-cloves powder and salt to the tamarind juice, heat this mixture in a pan and heat again for few minutes in simmer, put off the stove and let them get cooled..This chutney tends to turn thick once its get cooled..blend this mixture until a smooth paste, red tamarind chutney is ready..My tamarind chutney went bit dark coz of the tamarind i used for, else tastewise its was fabulous..

How to serve Panipuris:
Poke a small hole in the center of the puris,add a teaspoon of the mashed potato filling in the hole,top this smashed potatoes with little red tamarind chutney, dip this stuffed puris in the spicy water and gulp it..

55 comments:

  1. excellent, this is the exact way I do

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  2. really nice ..everybody's favourite..

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  3. very easy method,for both chutneys and the poori,will sure try this one :)

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  4. My favorite too ... infact I don't know anyone who doesn't love this :)

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  5. I know how much time and effort it has taken to prepare the snack. The pani puris are fluffy and crispy! The fillings are spicy and delightful! I'm sure you all must've enjoyed it as much as we did!

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  6. Mouthwatering crunchy and delicious.

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  7. My most fav road side food.Looks yummy and delicious.

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  8. Priya

    Pani Puri looks delicious ! My favorite chaat.
    This was a good challenge. I too enjoyed making these at home!

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  9. My fav too enjoyed lots when I was in India last month. Looks mouth watering.

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  10. ils sont très beaux et bien dorés
    j'adore
    bonne journée

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  11. ooh im drooling...wish there was a pani puri place in london i cud go to :(

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  12. I love pani puri and this looks fantastic !

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  13. I just discovered your blog and i find it very nice!

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  14. Hey Priya, i can fully well understand why you got to eat only five of them...Left to me, you would have had none!

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  15. YUM! I guess I will be seeing loads of ICC Pani Puri now, which is great. I hesitate to eat this on the street cart but love to make it at home, may be after I come back from my vacation.Looks yum.

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  16. Yum crunchy spicy tangy puris..been ages since I ate these fun snack :D

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  17. Always a mouthwatering snack.

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  18. This is fun.. pani puri everywhere! Yours look terrific! Glad your husband got to try them!

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  19. Gosh !!! this is amazing...i love these !!!!

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  20. Looks so yummy Priya, nice little puri's

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  21. Mouthwatering pani-puris. I wish to have it now :-)

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  22. Perfect pani puri Priya, no words..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  23. lovely photo, always so pani puri being sold on the streets , while abroad, never tried them though. love the chuttneys

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  24. hi priya..Thanks to ICC every body making panipuri ...panipuri is very body's all time favorite and i simply love them ...really crazy about it ...now i also can't resist more i will also prepare it ,today it self....Thank q for the tip ...i will make accordingly ....thank q so much for coming to my place n giving nice compliments priya.....

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  25. Who will not like this..They look just great, Priya!

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  26. My favorite too..looks fantastic!

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  27. panpuri is my favt one priya...its tempting me very much

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  28. To be honest I had never tasted Pani Puri in my life..All my friends would go for it but I always preferred the Bhel Puri..not sure why..But the way you prepared it makes me feel I have missed something..I will try out !!!

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  29. Priya,

    Panipuri looks really good. I too enjoyed making them.

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  30. really good one priya..everyones favorite chat.. perfectly done

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  31. Priya, perfect golgappa for the outcome. Beautiful clicks :)

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  32. This really does look tasty. I'm sure it tastes every bit as good as it looks. Blessings...Mary

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  33. PAni puri looks great priya.Perfect.Am drooling over here.

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  34. OMG...the name itself made my mouth watering...mm..and you made it from scratch...hats soft to you...looks fabulous...yummie!

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  35. amazing !!! i dont remem saying a NO to pani puris ever,

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  36. fantastic looking gol gappas. love it.

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  37. perfectly puffed puris and flavorful water and stuffing...drooling pics priya..i love making my puris @home always...fresh as i hesitate to try out...

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  38. hmm super and I just love these snack Priya...will get back to u soon once I reach India

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  39. Perfect pani puris, Priya..Great job!!

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  40. mouthwatering pani pooris Priya...kudos to you!

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  41. Wow puri looks so perfect and drooling here

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  42. Wow!! One of the most tempting things on earth ever:-))

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  43. Ennudaya faav Priya,,neenga nalla seithurkeenga enna ICC kka hmm kalakkunga..

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