March 16, 2012

Pani Puri | Mumbai street food delight | Quick Kids Snacks

Kicking off the Blogging Marathon with a complete foodies (and kids delight) - Pani Puri. Although I have made this chaat (street food) so many times, there was no compelling reason to click any snaps (or rather any time to do so ;))... this time around, it was a complete photo shoot with props / etc, although kiddo kept glaring at me keeping her away from her favourite snack :) Agree its tedious to put together all ingredients together, but with some prior preparations, there is no real reason why this cannot be made frequently. 

Pani Puri preparation and presentations vary according to spice and personal preferences. There is a legendary stall (and I find it a bit snobbish too) in Mumbai called Elco Pani Puri which professes to maek Pani Puri ka Pani with bisleri water. I mean, if street food is to be street food, the messier the better :) Agreed, its to garner all those snobs too who crinkle their noses at having 'ordinary pani puris' but this guy @ Elco (in shoppers delight area, Bandra) plays host to such eccentricities :) He even has a jumbo take away option of 100 pani puris for parties / get togethers.. For all such afficionados, the vendors definitely need to keep up, isnt it? Its another matter that I simply love the Ragda patties there - that review coming up soon !!

I have kept the spice factor a bit low to ensure we don't holler after gulping down this yummy snack. Also, have made it more healthy using boiled moong sprouts instead of the boiled channa to give it that much more punch. Let's get to the recipe now :)

Sending this to BM # 14, Kids Delight hosted by Rujutha, my own event Holi Fest Colourful Palette, Nayna's Lets Cook Speedy Snacks,Rasya's event - I am the star & Shobha's Just for Fun. 

Prep time : 20 mins. Cook time : 10 mins
Serves : 3

Ingredients:
  • Golgappa / Pani Puri - 20 nos
  • Meetha Chutney - 1/2 cup
  • Green Chutney - 1/2 cup
  • Boiled & grated potato - 1 cup
  • Salted and boiled Moong sprouts - 1 cup
  • Chaat Masala - to taste
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped onions - 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Jeera Powder - 2 TBSP


Method:
(A) Preps:
1) Boil, peel and grate potato (or mash lightly till free of lumps)
2) Blanch / par boil moong sprouts with a pinch of turmeric & salt till cooked but firm.
3) Mix a few ice cubes into each of the chutneys separately

(B) To Assemble:
1) Gently tap the top of each golgappa, add the mashed potato, jeera powder, sprouts. Top with the chutneys, red chilli powder & onions if using
2) Dunk them in the chutneys once more and dont wait any longer to gulp them :) :) 

30 comments:

  1. I almost thought you made the puris too..LOL..love the pictures and I can imagine your lil one glaring at you..

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  2. haha kalyani i have been to elco market but trust me i loved the dahi chaat there more than pani puri and i loved it so much that every mall i go i try to have that dahi chaat only

    and err did u check my magic mingle entry as well as ur award on my blog

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  3. Wow!,one of my Fav. Luv the clicks n perfect recipe.Yumm!

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  4. Delicious clicks Kalyani. I don;t make this often coz of all the pre- preps....

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  5. pics are so cute. I am getting hungry after seeing this post
    SPICE UP THE CURRY

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  6. Kalyani....you mean to say that you are going to tempt us with all those yummy street food for next seven days???/not fair.....do send.....:-)

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  7. pani puri is my fav..i love it all time

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  8. mouthwatering puris looks so inviting..

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  9. I LOVE PANIPURI...COMPLETELY MOUTHWATERING

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  10. Love the pictures now wonder you were subject to glares.

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  11. My daughter's fav street food. Looking at the pooris, I was about to ask the recipe for the poori(Which is an ongoing challenge to make it right). Best among all the chats!!! Love it...looks absolutely delicious- Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

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  12. omg you just kicked the pani poori craving in!! Lovely clicks kal

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  13. My laptop keyboard is not working properly anymore, the picture got me drooling all over it :)). Awesome clicks, REALLY!

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  14. This is my fav street food.. there was a pain puri phase for me..had to have them everyday :)..I love the fact that you have actually placed the puri' s in the typical leaf bowl they given in..Kids will love u trust me :)

    Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

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  15. Oops forgot to thank u for linking it to my event :)

    Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

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  16. wow that is looking lovely, now I am feeling very hungry

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  17. Nice presentation. I am craving for them now ;)

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  18. this cannot get any better...y only the kids...I am all for golgappas!...can I grab a few!

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  19. Aww..Kalyani, u r tempting me a lot, pani puri is my fav too...love love it a lot...ur presentation n pictures makes me drool.....
    Spicy Treats
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  20. wow! the pani puris look so tempting..I think I am going to make some over the weekend!

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  21. Thats a classic all time favie... Yummy

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  22. not met any one who can resist this :)

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  23. Love panipuri!! yours making me to grab from the picture. Nice presentation and clicks.

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  24. My all time favourite...nice and healthy filling and super tempting pics..

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  25. pani puri n vada paav too die for dishes from mumbai n i lived with it during my recent visit n i also heard abt that place u mentioned .. will def try it during my next visit n these r so so yummy pani puris..

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  26. Looks delicious. Pass that platter please. :)

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  27. Fav Chat!!!! But never tried @ home, this is so tempting!!!!

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  28. any time is good for pani puri.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com

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Cheers
Kalyani

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