Pani Puri Recipe | Golgappa Recipe | Phuchka Recipe | How to make Crisp Golgappa

Pani Puri Recipe | Golgappa Recipe | Phuchka Recipe | This is a sure shot pani puri recipe which I learned from the same street vendor who taught me how to make perfect samosas at home.

With this pani puri recipe you can make perfect crisp puri for pani puri (or golgappa) any time at home. Pani puri does not need any introduction. You can find pani poori vala’s selling them in every nooks and corners in India. It’s one of the most preferred evening street snack. At my home town (Jhansi) you will find golgappa stalls selling spicy pani puris along with crisp and delicious aloo tikki, papdi chaat, sev poori and samosa chaat at many places. The aroma coming out of these chaat shops can make anyone drool. They mostly serve chaat or pani puri in a small plant based bowl called dona. It is made of special petals and have distinct smell. And that’s what makes it more special.

After trying many recipes of making puri for pani puri finally I got this recipe. Here I used only three basic ingredients (other than oil, water and salt) in making these pooris. Method is super simple. Just knead the dough, roll puris and fry them. But to get perfectly crispy puri’s you have to take care of small details on the way.

I have also posted other quick snack recipes like Aloo Bread Kebab, Chutney Bombs, Mini Aloo Kachori and many more. Do browse them as well.

I have listed down important steps below. Just follow the process and get the perfect result every time to make pani puris.

Pani Puri

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian



  • ¾ cup Mint Leaves
  • ½ cup Coriander Leaves
  • 8-10 Black Pepper
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 1-2 Green Chilli or according to taste
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Salt
  • Asafoetida
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp seedless
  • 1 glass Water
  • Namkeen Boondi


  • 4 Potato boiled & roughly mashed
  • Salt
  • Chaat Masala
  • Black Salt


  • ½ cup Suji
  • ½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 5 tbsp Water



  • Add all the ingredient in a grinder to make a paste.
  • Next sieve the paste add some water and and take out all the extract.
  • Next add another glass of water and repeat the same.
  • Mix everything wee and check to adjust the taste.
  • Now add namkeen boondi and mix well.


  • In a bowl add potato, salt, chaat masala, black salt and mix well.


  • In a mixing bowl mix together suji, maida, baking soda and oil.
  • Add little water at a time a knead dough.
  • Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes with your palm till it becomes soft.
  • Cover the dough with moist towel for ½ hour.
  • After half hour knead the dough once again and divide it into 4 parts.
  • Spread a lightly moist towel on a tray.
  • Roll them to small balls and keep them cover so that they do not dry up.
  • Now dip the ball in dry flour and roll it to make a thin and big circle.
  • Now cut the roti into small circles with the help of small bowl or bottle cap.
  • Take out the puri and place them on the moist towel and cover with the moist towel.
  • Heat the oil at high heat add one puri at a time and shake the oil little bit with your spatula as shown in video that will make all the puris puff.
  • Fry till crisp and golden brown from both the sides.
  • Let them cool down for some time before using. Once cold enough you can store them in air tight container for a week.



Shilpi’s Quick Tricks
  • Knead the dough neither very soft nor very hard. If you take same proportion of water as mentioned in the recipe your dough will be perfect.
  • Knead the dough for few minutes so that sooji dissolves and gluten effect forms. That will make puris crisp.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 – 30 minutes and then knead it again.
  • Roll the puri thin, evenly with gentle hands. If puri's are not rolled properly they may not puff in the oil.
  • Cover the rolled puri's in the moist cloth so they do not dry up.
  • Put only one puri at a time and shake the oil little bit with your spatula as shown in the video. This will certainly make most of the puris puff up.
  • Be careful when you are shaking the oil with spatula do not drop it on yourself.
  • Once pooris for pani puri is ready let them cool down before using.
  • The pooris which are not puffed can be used for making sev poori or papri chaat.
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  • Hi, does the recipe use baking soda or baking powder? Recipe ingredients and method differ….

    Chitra April 12, 2016 1:01 am Reply
  • I used ingredients and instructions as mentioned but it didnt turn out crispy.

    sim April 21, 2018 12:43 pm Reply

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