Pani-Puri is perhaps the most loved street food across India.This food has so many names across states and so many types of fillings served with the puris. I am so much in love with this food that as soon as I land in India I march to the pani puri stall and eat my share without worrying about germs or water contamination( till now I have been lucky) .The best pain puri comes from a street stall where people are gathered from all walks of life to relish this item with watery eyes caused due to spicy taste of the pani.
I learnt this version of pain puri from my friend who is from Madhya pradesh.It is very different from our usual recipe where tamarind and amchur are used to give sourness to the pani.Here Green mango is used ,which adds a unique flavor to the pani which is tangy and tasty.This version of pain puri is a big hit among all our friends and i usually make it for potluck parties too.
- Green mango--Half of it if small
- Pudina leaves-A fistful
- Coriander leaves-A fistful
- Green chillies--3-4
- Ginger--1 small piece
- Black salt --1\4 teaspoon
- Pani-Puri masala--2 teaspoons
- Lime juice--1 teaspoon
- Salt and sugar to taste
- Chole --1 cup soaked overnight and cooked in pressure cooker
- Onions--1 chopped finely
- Chilli powder--1 teaspoon
- Potato--1 boiled and mashed
- Tamarind paste --1 teaspoon
- Chat masala and salt to taste
Take green Mango and cook it in a pressure cooker and filter it in a sieve.Now add the pulp to water little by little and check the sourness of water.
Take coriander,green chilles,pudina leaves and ginger and grind it in a mixer.Now add this paste to water and mix well.Add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar.Add blacksalt,salt and chat masala and leave it for some time.Filter the water in a big sieve. Add lime juice and serve.
Take mashed chole and add all the ingredients one after other and mash partially with hands.
Take the puri and fill it with filling,pour pani on it and sprinkle some chat masala over it and enjoy!
Note: You can skip the sugar part if you like only spicy pani puri