Gol Gappa Recipe: A Flavorful Indian Street Food Delight

Dish recipes: Gol Gappa
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Gol Gappa, also known as Pani Puri or Puchka, is a popular Indian street food snack loved for its burst of flavors and crunchy texture. These bite-sized crispy puris are filled with spicy and tangy water (pani) and a variety of flavorful fillings, making them a must-try dish for food enthusiasts.


For Gol Gappa Dough:

1 cup semolina (sooji)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Salt to taste

Water for kneading

For Pani (Spicy Water):

1 cup mint leaves

1/2 cup cilantro leaves

2-3 green chilies

1-inch ginger

1 tablespoon tamarind pulp

1 tablespoon chaat masala

1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

Salt to taste

4 cups cold water

For Filling:

1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes

1 cup boiled chickpeas

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup tamarind chutney

1/4 cup mint chutney

Chaat masala for sprinkling


For Gol Gappa Dough:

In a mixing bowl, combine semolina, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add water and knead into a smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into small balls and roll out into thin circles.

For Pani (Spicy Water):

In a blender, combine mint leaves, cilantro leaves, green chilies, ginger, tamarind pulp, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, salt, and cold water. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove any solids. Adjust seasoning if needed.

For Assembling:

Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Fry the rolled-out dough circles until they puff up and turn golden brown. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Once cooled, gently poke a hole in the center of each fried puri. Fill each puri with a spoonful of mashed potatoes, boiled chickpeas, chopped onions, and cilantro. Pour the prepared spicy water (pani) into each puri. Serve immediately and sprinkle with chaat masala for extra flavor.


Enjoy Gol Gappa immediately after assembling for the best taste experience. Serve as a snack or appetizer at parties, gatherings, or simply as a delightful treat on the go.

Gol Gappa is not just a snack it's an experience that captures the essence of Indian street food culture. With its crispy puris, tangy water, and flavorful fillings, Gol Gappa offers a burst of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds.