Pani Puri has been almost everyone’s all-time favorite. I have missed it since almost a year. Today, I finally tried preparing it myself which was my long time desire! I used ready made puris. Making them myself will be an experiment for another day…
Here’s is my version of Pani Puri, real quick and easy. It turned out clean and hygienic and somewhat tasty. It however couldn’t beat the taste of the one sold on road-side. It missed the smell, dust and perspiration!! 🙂
Step 1: Ingredients for Preparing Pani.
- Coriander leaves – 1 cup
- Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
- Green chilly – 3
- Ginger – 1 inch
- Tamarind juice- 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice – half lemon
- Spices: Red Chilly powder, cumin, pepper powder, chaat masala
Make a paste with coriander, mint, chilly and ginger. You can either use a mixer or a food processor. Add tamarind juice and lemon to the mixture. Dilute it with 2-3 glasses of water. Pass the diluted mixture through a sieve/filter. Add the dry spices – red chilly powder, cumin powder , chaat masala and pepper powder. Add some salt.
Step 2: For the Filling you will need:
- White Peas 1 cup
- Potato – 2 (optional)
- Onion – 1
- Coriander leaves
- Spices: Red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, pepper powder
Soak white peas for about 5 hours or overnight. Boil it in a pressure cooker for about 5 min or until mashable/soft. You can boil potatoes and mash them. The stuffing is equally tasty even if potatoes are avoided. Add chopped onions and coriander. Add all the spice powders: Red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chaat masala and pepper powder and mix it well. Serve them with onions.