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Paani Poori

Paani Puri is the most popular street food item. A crisp hollow puri filled with spiced water, the whole of which is to be eaten together.

Paani Poori Paani Poori

Chef's Name

: Niru Gupta

Recipe Cook Time

: 30 Minutes

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  • For the Paani:

    1 cup sonth chutney

    2 cups firmly packed mint leaves

    75 gm coriander leaves - ground together

    6-7 green chillies

    2 Tbsp roasted and powdered cumin seeds

    1 Tbsp salt

    1 tsp chilli powder

    8 cups water

    For the
    Sonth ki Chutney:

    100 gm tamarind-soaked in warm water for half an hour at least

    3/4 cup broken up jaggery

    2 tsp salt

    1 tsp powdered black rock salt

    1/2 tsp garam masala

    1 tsp powdered dry ginger

    1/4 tsp powdered black pepper

    1/4 tsp chilli powder

    1 tsp chaat masala

    Paani Poori:

    24 puffed papri

    1 cup boiled and diced potatoes

    1 cup boiled chick peas

    Paani Poorie ka Paani


For the Paani:

Mix all the ingredients together, chill and serve.

For the Sonth ki Chutney:

Strain the tamarind through a strainer, adding water, to facilitate this.

Add enough water to the pulp, to make it into a pouring consistency.

Mix in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil, lower the heat, and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, till it thickens a bit.

For eating the Paani Poori:

Break a hole in the center of the thinner side of the poorie, and fill with a little potato and chick pea and sonth if so desired, then fill with the paani and eat the whole poorie immediately.

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