Sep 9, 2013

Gol Gappa (Pani Puri)

I really enjoyed baking for the first week but the list what  I have prepared for this week got changed a lot. For B I have changed the recipe in the last movement for F also I have changed and for D OMG I have changed three recipes. After all this confusion finally I finished my first week theme successfully (I hope). Bit I enjoyed baking for this whole week, only thing I wanted to bake more savory things but other then one recipe I couldn't make it will try to bake more savory things next time if Valli gives a baking theme again..

                                                                        Coming to the second week of this month long Marathon I have chosen Street food as my theme for this week. We must say Gol gappa is the King of street food. It is the most popular street food in all over India and each place has it's own name like Golgappa, Puchka, Phulka, Panipuri, Gupchup so many names..!!!.
gol gappa
                                                    Before I visit to Vaishali's place I am not a big fan of this snack after I had her wonderful (this is a small word for Vaishali's Pani puris) pani puris with those different flavored water. I was surprised how one can make so many different varieties of flavored water for pani puri. After that I to start having panipuris but never get the taste.

                                                      When ever I start talking about the pani puris what we have at Vaishali's place hubby used to feel jealous, because he is a big fan of this pani puries. He never loose his chance to have them every weekend. I tried this at home long back when I made them at home last week hubby is very happy and he finished his dinner with only this. He said that he must say thanks to Valli for the street food theme. Come on yaar I will be in trouble for this whole week....
Here is the recipe  G for Gol Gappa (pani puri)..
Fine rava (semolina)  ---- 1 cup ( i used chiroti rava)
Wheat flour  -----  1/2 cup ( you can use all purpose flour also)
Salt to taste
Cold water --- 3/4 cup
Oil for deep frying
1. Mix rava, flour and salt add little by little water and knead in to a stiff dough.
This dough should be little stiff then normal puri dough. Cover and set a side for one hour.
2. After one hour knead the dough well for five minutes and pinch out the dough in to small balls and roll them in to a circle like chapati.
3. Cut this chapati in to a round cookie cutter and leave this small puris on a dry cloth for five minutes.
4. After five minutes fry this small puris in hot oil till they puff and turn in to golden, Remove from oil and place them on a kitchen towel.
You can store this small puries in a air tight container for one week.
Ice cold water  --- 3 cups
Green chutney  ---- 3 tab sp or according to you r taste
Sweet chutney   ----  2 tab sp or according to your taste
Chilli powder  --- 1/2 tea sp
Jeera powder (roasted cumin powder) --- 1 tea sp
Chat masala powder  --- 2 tea sp or according to you r taste
In a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients, mix well to combine and keep it in the fridge till you use.
Here the chutneys and masala s I have given the measurement as per my taste  if you want to change them according to your taste you can mix all the ingredients then check the taste and increase or decrease the ingredients as per you r choice.

Potatoes  --- 3 medium boiled, peeled and mashed
Green chillies  --- 1 finely chopped (optional, I didn't add green chilli because hubby doesn't like them)
Red chilli powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Jeera powder ( cumin powder) ----  1/2 tea sp
Chat masala  ---- 1/2 tea sp
Here if you like you can add boiled chick peas or boiled moong dal, chopped onions. chopped tomato, sev, chopped coriander leaves.
Salt to taste
Add all other ingredients to mashed potato mix well to combine and set a side.
1. Take a puri and make  hole in the center, just tap with your finger in the center of the puri on the thin side of the puri, make enough hole to fill the potato mixture.
2. Now fill the puri with potato mixture. Top with chopped onion and sev if using.
dip this potato stuffed small puris in chilled water and eat at a time the whole puri with water and potato filling.
You can add more sweet chutney to the golgapps to make them little sweet.
You can change the ingredients and chutneys according to your taste.
Enjoy the most popular street food at home.
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Priya Suresh said...

Even am jealous when i saw you guys had a wonderful time and foods at Vaishali's place.Gol gappas are just irresistible, mouthwatering here.

Unknown said...

wow my all time fav street food :) looks mouthwatering dear :) you have made them so prefect :)

Janani said...

I knew someone would make this love it any time its been my first love and has been crazy since kid yummy pani puri.

Unknown said...

Looks mouthwatering.. i love pani poori..

vaishali sabnani said...

This is my favorite street food too..and I feel like having it.thank you for all those kind words..I surely feel flattered.
Good that you made the poori at home..though I like to buy them..too much effort:)..but mooh mei paani aa gaya.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe

Unknown said...

I was waiting for this post and knew this would be a choice for G... Picture perfect!!


Harini R said...

Love pani puri in all its variety! We have it almost once every month!

Srivalli said...

Hahhah..had I known I might have planned to drop in as well..hope your husband enjoys everything you are planning..those pictures are looking so wonderful..and yes pani puri never fails me to remind Vaishali, as if i even forget her or that weekend..yet looking at them makes me want to go back..:)

Chef Mireille said...

I'll never forget the first time I had pani puri at a restaurant that only does Indian chaat and I just loved it - with all the components never made it at home myself

Rajani S said...

Well, its grea that tyour husband is happy about the street food theme and you are right, 'wonderful' doesnt quite describe Vaishali's beautiful creations that day :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

My all time fav street food. I always remember mom when I see this because she used to serve us the best pani puris. Yours looks so inviting and makes me nostalgic...

Padmajha said...

I sure did miss Vaishali's pani puri :(.
anyways, love your first pic, looks so yummmm

preeti garg said...

All time fav street food love it.

Pavani said...

Lovely presentation. Love gol gappa..

cookingwithsapana said...

Love gol grappas any time ! Lovely presentation!

Unknown said...

Tempting gol gappa's.. They look irresistible..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Golgappas are so irresistible! Just saying the name golgappa makes me drool..

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veena said...

The clicks make me drool..awesome!!

Archana said...

Padma even in my place pani poori make up dinner. Can never get enough of these beauties. Lovely shot you have of the pani pooris here