Paani Puri

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Total Time:
2.75 hours
Serves:30 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • For the puri:
  • 1 cup - maida
  • 1/4 cup - suji or rava
  • 1/2 tsp - cooking soda
  • Salt and oil for frying
  • Ingredients for paani:
  • Paani puri masala - 1.5 tsp
  • Lemon size - Tamarind (soaked in water)
  • 2 or 3 tbsp - Sugar
  • 2 tsp - Jeera
  • A few - Mint leaves
  • A few - Coriander leaves
  • 6 or 7 - Green Chillies
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp - Lemon juice
  • Any cooked dal
  • 2 - boiled potatoes, mashed

How to Make Paani Puri

  • Method for making puris: Mix all the ingredients for the puris. Then, add water to the mixed flour to form a soft dough.
  • Keep aside for 2 hours after covering it with a wet cloth.
  • Then take a ping-pong ball sized lump and make a ball.
  • Roll it into big rounds, thick enough for it to puff up while frying.
  • Cut out small discs with a cookie cutter or any lid of 2 inches diameter with a sharp edge.
  • Deep fry the puris. Repeat the steps.
  • Method for making paani:
  • Take the pulp from soaked tamarind. It makes approximately 1/2 a cup.
  • Grind green chillies, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Mix this ground mixture with the tamarind pulp, then add 1/2 cup of water, salt and paani puri masala.
  • Keep this mixture aside after checking for spiciness.
  • Then, add sugar to 2 cups of water. Grind jeera and add to the sugary water.
  • Also add lemon juice. Let the sugar dissolve well.
  • Check for sweetness and keep it aside.
  • To serve:
  • Take a few puffed puris, place them on a plate and break them open its thin side.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of mashed potato, 1/2 tsp of dal, 2 tbsp of the spicy liquid and 1 tbsp of the sweet liquid.
  • Serve immediately.