Eat it in one big bite and experience the explosion of flavor. Absolutely one of my favorite chaat. They go fast so be sure to make plenty with this easy pani puri recipe.
serves 5 - 6 people
For Pani (Spicy Water):
2 cup mint leaves (Pudina)
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
3 to 5 green chilies (adjust to taste)
3 tablespoons tamarind paste (Imli)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon black salt (sanchal)
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1/8 teaspoon asafetida (Hing)
1 tablespoon roasted cumin seed powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar (adjust to taste)
1 to 2 teaspoon pani puri masala
4 cups water (adjust to taste)
2 boiled potatoes
1 cup boiled mug
1/2 cup boiled dried chana
For Puris: You can buy ready made puris from any Indian grocery store near you.
To make pani:
Blend everything except the water together to make a fine paste.
While blending, add water as needed to blend.
Taste to adjust the green chilies as they can be mild or hot.
Add more lemon juice, sugar, and salt as needed to your desired taste.
Remember you will be adding more water to dilute so paste should be spicier.
Strain the paste using water as needed.
After straining mix the paste with remaining water or adjusting to the taste.
The pani (water) will taste best if refrigerated for a day.
To make stuffing:
Peel off potato skin and chop extra small cubes.
Mix boiled mug, dried chana, potato in a bowl and add salt, red chili powder and chaat masala according to your taste.
Take one puri and carefully crack the middle part to stuff potato filling and then pani (fill pani only half way). Enjoy!!