Pani puri recipe - homemade

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जब मन को कुछ ना भायें,
तो “पानी पूरी” जरूर खायें

Pani puri is a great snack that Maharashtrian / Indian loves made by filling puri's with mashed potato's, flavored water, tamarind chutney, chaat masala and onion. Panipuri is a common street food delicacy loved to be cooked hygienically at home. How to make Panipuri at home is explained in this recipe with step by step for your easy reference.

Puri Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maida / all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour / atta
  • 1 cup semolina rava / sooji
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • salt as required
  • Oil to deep fry

Pani Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tamarind firmly packed
  • 2 cups water
    1 tsp chat masala / amchur powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seed / jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves + coriander leaves
  • black salt to taste (or use regular salt)

Pani Puri

  • 12 to 15 puri
  • 2 cups pani
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • a pinch turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup sprouted green gram use soaked green gram for 4 hrs and pressure cooked for 1 whistle, you can use sprouted green gram too
  • 2 tbsp mint chutney
  • 2 tbsp sweet chutney
  • 1/4 cup sev / oma podi
  • salt to taste


How to make puri:

Combine rava, wheat flour, maida, baking soda and salt, add water little by little to make a stiff dough like how we make for puris.Allow it to rest for atleast 15-30mins. Knead the dough once again and pinch equal sized lemon sized balls. Using the chapathi roller, roll out thin rotis and cut with a lid or cookie cutter as a small round puris. Heat oil in a kadai(it shouldnt be piping hot) slide 3-4 puris at a time and using the laddle press in the center and along the edges to make the puris puff up. Flip over to other side and cook to golden brown on both sides. Drain in a tissue paper. Cool and store in an air tight container and use when required.

How to make pani:

Soak the tamarind in ½ cup of water for approximately 1 hour.
Strain out all the pulp through a sieve.
Combine this pulp with the remaining ingredients(chat masala/amchur powder, roasted jeera powder, mint, coriander leaves) except salt and grind it to a fine paste.
Transfer the paste into a large bowl and combine with the 2 cups of water, salt and mix well.
Chill for at least an hours after making for the flavours to blend well.

How to assemble Pani Puri:

Mash the boiled potatoes, mix turmeric, chilli powder and salt, Keep aside.
Crack a small hole in the centre of each puri. Drop a tsp of mashed potatoes, then a tsp of green gram , then add mint chutney, sweet chutney and then chopped onion.
Top it up with sev and pour the prepared pani.

Serve immediately and enjoy the explosion of the sweet tangy and spicy flavours together. Enjoy Pani Puri!

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