Friday, November 14, 2008

Pani Poori

Ingredients (for 2 people):


For the stuffing:

1) 3 large-sized potatoes
2) Salt to taste
3) Panipoori masala
4) Coriander leaves
5) A handful of red chana, soaked for more than 12 hours

For the sweet Pani:

1) A fairly large-sized ball of tamarind
2) Jaggery to taste
3) Jeera to taste
4) Water as per requirement

For the green Pani:

1) A bunch of pudina
2) A bunch of coriander leaves
3) Panipoori masala
4) Salt
5) 1 lemon
6) 2 green chillies
7) Water as per requirement


1) Soak the tamarind in water and keep aside.
2) Next is the preparation of the stuffing. Boil the red chana and potatoes in cooker. Chop the coriander into fine pieces and keep aside.
3) Make preparations for the green Pani. Chop the green chillies, pudina and coriander leaves and grind together to a paste in mixer. Take this paste in a vessel and add water as per requirement. Add salt and panipoori masala to taste. Add the juice of the lemon (more if required). Stir well and keep aside. Green Pani is ready.
4) Now prepare the sweet Pani. Extract the pulp from the soaked tamarind, adding water whenever necessary. Add more water and heat it in a kadhai. Heat till the raw smell goes away, and then add jaggery to taste. While it is simmering, dry grind some jeera in the mixer and add it to the kadhai. Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Sweet Pani is ready.
5) Now prepare the stuffing. Peel the boiled potatoes and mash them. Cut the coriander meant for the stuffing finely. In a vessel, add the finely chopped coriander to the mashed potatoes. Add the boiled red channa, salt and panipoori masala. Mix well. The stuffing is ready.


1) Tastes awesome when the Pani is chilled for a while before serving.
2) This recipe is customised to meet individual tastes.


Sathej said...

Well, Poori with the vegetable stuffing would be nice right? Why the Pani :) I like to have the conventional Poori with stuffing thing :) - the stuffing without onions and garlic!

Priya Iyer said...


hey! poori with pani is the conventional thing!!!! poori with stuffing is something recently developed!!!! :) btw, would like to check that out too, soon.

i absolutely adore home-made pani poori!!!

Suko said...

Greetings, I am new to your blog. I came here from Veens' book blog. I'm sure this is delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipes.