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There are 10 different names for pani puri. How many do you know?

1. Pani puri and its regional varieties!

Pani puri and its regional varieties!

Do you know you there are 12 different varieties of pani puri in India? Pani puri, India’s all time favourite street food, is called by different names in different parts of the country. Although in most cases the recipe is almost the same, there might be quite a lot of difference in their tastes. Precisely the reason why the gupchup and phuckha eating people cannot adjust to the taste of golgappa and the paani puri eating people wonder why paani ke batashe are so spicy! Here is a list of some of the most popular varieties of this delicious snack.

2. Gol Gappe

Gol Gappe

The lip-smacking snack of puris filled with spicy water is known as Gol Gappe in New Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Gol Gappe are made from a mixture of potato, chickpea, chutney and served with tangy water. The puris have the extra crunch that will leave you wanting for more.

3. Puchka (Fuchka)

Puchka (Fuchka)

Pani Puri is known as puchka in the Eastern states of India like Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. A Puchka is made with a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as filling, the chutney is tangy and the water is spicy. It is slightly bigger as compared to our normal puris. It is made of wheat flour.

4. Pani Puri

Pani Puri

A fried hollow and round puri filled with sweet and spicy water along with tamarind chutney, potato, chickpeas and chaat masala. Pani puri is a popular street snack that varies in taste across various regions including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Nepal. Gujarat has potato slices that are finely chopped along with the sweet chutney while in Mumbai, you get to see ragda (the mashed white beans) stuffing with sweet tamarind chutney.

5. Pakodi

Pakodi

Do not confuse these with the regular pakodas. Pani puri is referred to as pakodi in the interior parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Green chillies and lot of mint is added to the water and sev is an interesting addition to it in some places.

6. Padaka

Padaka

Padaka is another name for Pani Puri in Aligarh, UP.

7. Gup Chup

Gup Chup

Pani puri also has a funny name called Gup Chup because it is said to fill your mouth, flooding it with water and you are unable to speak for a while! They are named Gup Chup in Odisha, parts of Bihar, Jharkhand Chhattisgarh, Hyderabad, and Telangana. White peas or chickpea is added as a stuffing along with spicy-tangy water and boiled potatoes.

8. Paani ke Patashe

Paani ke Patashe

This name is popular in Uttar Pradesh. The main ingredients are the same but the water has different spices.

9. Pani ke Bataashe/Patashi

Pani ke Bataashe/Patashi

This name in popular in Central India, including parts of UP and Rajasthan. It is the regular Golgappa with essential potato filling.

10. Tikki

Tikki

Slightly unbelievable, but in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh pani puri is referred to as Tikki though it has no relation with a tikki. The puris of Hoshangabad’s tikkis are slightly smaller.

11. Phulki

Phulki

Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Nepal refers to pani puri as ‘Phulki’. There’s no difference in the preparation and it is only the name that differs.

 

 

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