Moumita Mallick

The Varieties of Indian Snack Pani Puri

Pani puri is one of those foods in India that has become an emotion. You will find this one street food in every corner of India with a little different taste. The reason why they are so famous is because if their twist of taste. And believe me when I say this, once you have tasted this you won’t get enough after getting one.

Like their taste, their names are also different in other places. Here are the quirkiest names of Pani puri in India...

Pani Puri – This name is mainly famous in the street of Maharastha, Tamil Nadu, Nepal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka. The combination you will get of mashed potatoes, which is the main part of any kind of pani puri, onions, boiled moong dal and sweet tamarind chutney.

Gol Gappa – Gol Gappes are mainly found in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, New Delhi, Punjab and once again in Madhya Pradesh. You will find these gol gapes with the tangy tamarind water to burst flavours in your mouth.

Phuka – Mainly famous in West Bengal and Eastern Indian state like Bihar and Jharkhand are the spiciest treat you will taste.

Paani Ke Bataashe – This is only called in one of the royal state of India, Lucknow. The main ingredients are mashed peas and the spicy water.

Phulki – The Western part of Uttar Pradesh have the appropriate name, as Phulki. Despite the name, Phulki still taste the best with the tangy water.

Padaka – Aligarh is the one and only place of Uttar Pradesh you will find this name.

Tikki – Another place of Madhya Pradesh has this unique name for the, oh so familiar Indian snack. The ingredient is as simple as the name and that is mix of mashed potatoes and tangy water.

Gup Chup – In parts of Odisha, Hyderabad and South Jharkhand Gup Chup is the name to identify them. They are called this because of the crispy sounds of the puries.

Pani Ke Patashe – Pani Ke Patashe is called in the places of Haryana. The taste is quite similar to the Gol Gappas.

Pakodi – The people of Kutch and Gujarat are used to called them as Pakodi. They are not your typical pakodas because they are filled with mint and green chilli water.

Watery Bread – This is name is generated from the English meaning and it may have originated from Varanasi.


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