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Paani Puri Recipe

Paani Puri is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
2 hours
Servings :
30 pieces
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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:

    1. Method for making puris: Mix all the ingredients for the puris. Then, add water to the mixed flour to form a soft dough.
    2. Keep aside for 2 hours after covering it with a wet cloth.
    3. Then take a ping-pong ball sized lump and make a ball.
    4. Roll it into big rounds, thick enough for it to puff up while frying.
    5. Cut out small discs with a cookie cutter or any lid of 2 inches diameter with a sharp edge.
    6. Deep fry the puris. Repeat the steps.
    7. Method for making paani:
    8. Take the pulp from soaked tamarind. It makes approximately 1/2 a cup.
    9. 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.
    10. Keep this mixture aside after checking for spiciness.
    11. Then, add sugar to 2 cups of water. Grind jeera and add to the sugary water.
    12. Also add lemon juice. Let the sugar dissolve well.
    13. Check for sweetness and keep it aside.
    14. To serve:
    15. Take a few puffed puris, place them on a plate and break them open its thin side.
    16. 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.
    17. Serve immediately.


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