Pani for Pani Puri / Golgappa Pani Recipe: This spicy and flavorful water is the second most important part of famous Indian street side snack (chaat) pani puri.
If you are in India or planning to visit India the must thing to try is Chaat. You will find street vendors selling spicy, chatpate, mazedaar chaat in small stalls called thela in Hindi. And if you are not visiting India then don’t worry. You can make them at home with my samosa and pani puri recipe. I learned these recipes from a street vendor who makes more than 100 pieces of each of them.
I made this pani for pani puri with fresh herbs and spices and no ready made powder mix used. I believe powers mixes destroy the authentic taste of such recipes. Especially when it is so simple to make it at home with most of the ingredients easily available at home.
In this recipe I ground all the ingredients together and added the water. Pani puri water is made in may ways. But here I tried to use the most simple yet authentic recipe that anyone can make at home without much effort.
Pani for Pani Puri Video Recipe
Pani for Pani Puri – Detailed Recipe Card
- Mint leaves: ¾ cups
- Coriander leaves: ½ cups
- Green chilly: 1-2 or as much heat you would like
- Ginger: ½ inch piece
- Asafoetida: ⅛ tsp
- Black pepper corns: 8-10
- Rock Salt: ½ tsp
- Roasted cumin powder: 1 tsp
- Salt: to taste
- Lemon: 1 large (adjust later as required)
- Water: 2 ½ cups
- Add fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilly, ginger pieces, asafoetida, black pepper corns, rock salt, roasted cumin powder and salt in a mixer jar.
- Now squeeze almost one large lemon juice in the mixture.
- add little water to help it grind.
- Grind the mixture to the thin paste
- Add the remaining water.
- Taste and adjust lemon juice, chilly and salt based on your taste preferences.
- Spicy flavorful (chatpata) pani for pani puri is ready to be enjoyed with crisp pani puris