The popular street snack that comprises a round hollow puri fried crisp and filled with a watery mixture of tamarind, chili, chaat masala , potato, onion and chickpeas- thats pani puri for you.It was TH‘s ( The Husband) sudden craving to have pani puri and I hadn’t soaked chickpeas.I immediately soaked greem gram and boy was the pani puri good!We donot like the sweet tangy chutney and hence skipped it.
Store bought puri-20
For the pani:
Mint leaves- 1 cup
Tamarind- a small piece
Chat masala- 1 tea spoon
Black salt-1 tea spoon
Amchur powder ( dry mango)-1 tea spoon
Roasted jeera powder- 1 tea spoon
Chilli powder-1 tea spoon
Water- 2 cups
For the filling:
Potato-1 boiled and mashed
Onion- 1, finely chopped
Green gram- 1 cup, pressure cooked with salt, but not made mushy
Chilli powder-a tiny pinch for every puri
Sev- a pinch for every puri
1.Make a small hole in the center of each puri and keep aside.
2.For the pani, grind together all ingredients.
3.Take the puri,stuff it with some mashed potatoes, green gram, onion, sprinkle the tiny pinch of chilli powder and sev
4.Pour pani into the stuffed puri and gobble it.