Are you a true Pani puri lover? If you truly love this tangy and spicy snack, then you surely have tried recreating it at your home too.
But if you haven’t been able to match up to that flavorful pani puri masala then this article will guide you through. Keep on reading the article to know about the yummiest pani puri masala.
Pani puri is a popular street snack that is known with different names across the country. Some people call it “Puchka”, while some call it “gol gappa”. Whatever the name is, people love the taste of this snack whole heartedly.
It is a very tempting but light snack, thus you will unknowingly eat many of these balls once you get used to the taste.
This street dish consists of a crunchy hollow ball filled with stuffing and spicy and tangy water. Semolina and wheat flour is used to make this delicious hollow ball. And mashed potatoes, chickpeas, chopped onion, green chilies and other herbs are used to make fillings.
Whereas the tangy water is made with cilantro, mint or tamarind mixed with water and other spices. Pani puri masala is used in this dish to make the filling and the tangy water.
Dahi Puri : A variety of Pani Puri
There are various types of filling available for pani puri and the dishes are named accordingly. One such variation is “Dahi Puri”. In this dish, sweet curd is added on top of the regular filling of pani puri.
Dahi puri is also garnished with namkeens, coriander and pomegranate on the top. It has a mixed sweet and savory taste.
Pani puri masala is a combination of several sour, savory and strongly aromatic spices. These whole spices are gently roasted on a pan and allowed to cool and then grinded together to make that flavorful masala.
However, you can also buy this masala from the market. Several spice manufactures understand the craziness o this street snack among the Nepali people hence, they make readily available pani puri masala.
Century spices has also launched this blended spice made with finest ingredients. You can use the century pani puri masala in your street stall, restaurant and even at your home to make pani puri.
Ingredients of Pani puri masala
- Cumin Seeds
- Black Peppercorns
- Coriander seeds
- Red Chill
- Dry mango
- Citric Acid
- Black Rock Salt
Recipe for making Pani Puri Masala
- The first step you need to follow before making pani puri masala is to clean and dry all the spices.
- Then place a pan over medium to high flame. Let the pan to heat and then put cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chili on the pan and roast them by keeping on stirring them consistently.
- After roasting them for a while, put them aside and allow to cool down. Pour the roasted spices in a bowl.
- Add asafetida, black pepper corns, cloves, dry mango, citric acid and black rock salt to the bowl. Now grind the spices to a find powder and store it in a bottle.
- You can store this masala for a long time. But make to store it in a airtight container to prevent spoilage.
Things to consider while making Pani Puri Masala
You need to take care of certain minor details while making pani puri masala at your home. Some of the pr tips are as following:
- Do not burn the spices while roasting. The burnt spices give a bitter flavor and since pani puri masala is the key ingredient in the dish, whole dish will be spoilt.
- Do not roast pepper corns and cloves as roasting them will not be effective.
- If available, you can also use dried mint leaves as mint serves well in the taste of pani puri.
Using Pani Puri Masala to street-style Pani Puri
You can use the home made or packaged pani puri masala to make street style pani-puri at your home. The masala can be used in two ways:
For making the spicy potato stuffing
To make the potato stuffing, first potatoes are washed and boiled. Then the skin is peeled off and the potato is finely mashed.
Onion, green chilies, and coriander is finely chopped and added on the mashed potato. Now the pani puri masala is added as per the quantity of filling. Now the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, and the spicy filing is ready.
For making the tangy water
To make the tangy water, tamarind is soaked in water for almost half an hour. The pulp of tamarind is separated from the seeds and only the tangy water with pulp is left out. This mixture is thoroughly blended in a food processor.
Now black salt, pani puri masala and cilantro and mint are added to this mixture and stirred vigorously to ensure all the ingredients are properly mixed. After mixing the pani puri water is ready to serve.
Finally, after frying the pani puri balls, the dish needs to be assembled before serving. You can make the dough for the balls at home or you can also buy readily available balls form the market.
For serving, make a hole in center of the ball and fill it with the spicy potato stuffing. Now fill the ball with the tangy water up to the brim and eat it. Some people prefer to have different types of pani puri liquid. For them sweet water and sour water is additional available in some vendors. Get loans for debt consolidation .
Pani Puri is a most loved street dish and that’s why this snack has made its place even on the menu of five standard restaurants. However, the way this snack is served differs according to the taste and locations.