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Panipuri (About this soundpānīpūrī ) is a common street snack in the Indian subcontinent.

Panipuri, Golgappa, Phuchka.jpg
Alternative namesPaani Patashi (Haryana, Uttar Pradesh), Fulki (Madhya Pradesh), Golgappa, Gol Gappay or Gol Gappa (Delhi, Punjab), Phuchka (Bangladesh, Nepal, West Bengal, Jharkhand), Fuska (Sylhet and Chittagong), Gup-Chup (Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh), Pakodi (Gujarat)
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Main ingredientsFlour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas

It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (commonly known as imli pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas.[1]

Modern chefs, eager to take their culinary expertise to the next level, have come up with interesting variations to the Gol Gappa like the Cucumber Pani Puri,[2] in which cucumber juice is used to fill up the puris.[3]


Panipuri has various names, depending on the region. In Haryana it is called paani patashi; in Madhya Pradesh fulki; in Uttar Pradesh golgappa, in West Bengal, Bangladesh and Nepal, phuchka; in parts of Gujarat, pakodi; in parts of Odisha, Bihar, South Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, gup chup.[4]

Puchka differs from panipuri in terms of content and taste. It uses a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as the filling,[5] and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy.

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  1. ^ Ramprasad, Gayathri (2014). Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within. Hazelden. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-61649-531-2.
  2. ^ 1000 Indian Recipe Cookbook. Arcturus Publishing. 2013. ISBN 978-1-78212-253-1.
  3. ^ "Cucumber Pani puri".
  4. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri".
  5. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". Retrieved 2017-06-12.