This tempting street food doesn’t need any introduction, but surely you will need a recipe.
Preparing Pani puri at home is definitely a task when you don’t know how to do it right. If you are searching for the pani puri recipe, you have landed on the right page.
While reading this article, you will learn every detail to prepare Pani puri. Do follow every mentioned step to prepare Pani puri just like you ate on the street.
To prepare pani puri, you will need pani puri masala. Making pani puri with Pani puri masala, you will be able to make street like pani puri at home.
Ingredients To Make Aloo
- Black channa
- Chat masala
- Cumin seeds
- Black salt
- Chili powder
Instruction To Prepare Aloo
You need to soak black channa overnight or at least for 6 hours. Make sure the black channa is completely covered with water.
Drain the water from the channa. Put the channa in the pressure cooker. Then add ½ tablespoon turmeric, salt, and water. You can add salt to potatoes as per your taste.
Pressure cook channa for 4 to 5 whistles.
Transfer black channa to the bowl.
Now you need to pressure cook potatoes. Put 10 potatoes in a pressure cooker and add 2 and a half cups of water. Pressure cook potatoes for 6 to 7 whistles. Stick knife in potatoes to check whether they are cook or not.
Your aloo and channa is ready. After that, you need to prepare cumin powder. You can also use ready-made cumin powder. However, preparing fresh cumin powder at home add flavor.
To prepare cumin powder, you need to dry roast 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds. Make sure you roast cumin seeds in low flame until they turn blackish.
Transfer roasted cumin seeds to mortar pestle to crush into a fine powder. Ensure that cumin seeds are crushed properly. Transfer the cumin powder into a small bowl.
Now, you need to prepare aloo. Peel the skin of boiled potatoes. Cut the potatoes roughly then put them in the bowl.
Mash potatoes using spoon or hand. If you are not using your hand, you need to big spoon for easy mash.
Add black channa to mashed potatoes. Give it a good mix. Better to use a hand to mix channa with potatoes.
Add ½ tbsp salt, few pinches of cumin powder and black salt. You can use chaat masala and chili powder as per your taste. Mix it properly. Ensure that every spice is mixed properly with potatoes and channa.
If you want you can also add coriander leaves. For that, you need to finely chop coriander leaves. Add the chopped coriander leaves to the aloo then again you need to give a good mix.
Now you need to make pani for pani puri.
Preparing pani is a bit tricky then making aloo. To make mouthwatering pani purri all you need to do is follow instructions step by step.
- Mint leaves
- Lemon juice
- Green chili
- Coriander leaves
- Pani puri masala
- Black salt
Instructions To Prepare Pani For Pani Puri
You need to rinse coriander leaves and mint leaves to remove dirt from them.
Chop coriander leaves and mint leaves finely. You don’t have to be accurate while chopping as you have top grind them in upcoming steps.
You will need one green chili to make pani. Cut green chili and separate it on the plate.
Now you will need one lemon for pani. Cut the lemon into two halves. Squeeze lemon juice in the cup.
Get ready with all the ingredients to prepare pani. In this step, you will need a grinder.
Add chopped mint leaves, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice, then grind all these ingredients until they turn into a paste.
Transfer the paste to the bowl. Then you need to add 1/4 cup of water. Make sure the paste is thick. Adding masala in the paste won’t allow the masala to float in the water.
When you paste is ready, you need to add masala in it according to the taste.
Add few pinches of black salt and pani puri masala to the paste. You can add pani puri masala and black salt as per your taste. Usually, you will need 1/2 tsp of black salt and 1 tsp of pani puri masala. Mix it well using a spoon.
Add four cups of water to the paste. Switch the bowl if it doesn’t fit in the bowl you are using.
Stir it well with big spoon. Taste the pani. If necessary, add the salt or pani puri masala.
Put the pani in the refrigerator. Placing pani in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving to enhance the taste than serving it at room temperature.
Your pani is also to serve.
Puri For Pani Puri
You can make puff puri for pani puri at home. Or, you can also buy flat puri from the market and fry it at home.
Getting flat puri is much easier as you can use them next time as well. If you get puff puri you have to finish it on the day you eat. So getting falt puri is much beneficial.
To fry puri you have to pour oil in the pan. Let the oil heat then add flat puri in the oil. Allow the puri to puff and cook until it turns golden brown. Make sure you fry puri in medium-low flame.