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|Alternative names||Pani Ke patashe, Phuchka, Gup Chup, Paani Poori, Pani ke Bataashe, Pakodi, Gol Gappe, Ghopcha.|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal|
|Main ingredients||Flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas|
The Panipuri ( pānīpūrī (help·info), Nepali: पानीपूरी, also known as Gol gappa, Urdu: گول گپّے, pani ke bataashe,Marathi: पाणीपुरी, Gujarati: પાણી પુરી, term used in Western India, phuchka (Bengali: ফুচকা), or gup chup (Oriya: ଗୁପଚୁପ୍)) is a popular street snack in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water ("pani"), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas.
Panipuri originated from the Magadha region of India. The English meaning of golgappa is "watery bread" or "crisp sphere eaten." The literal meaning suggests that it may have originated from Varanasi. A monthly children's magazine, Golgappa, was published from 1970 in Delhi.
- "Some visitors are impressed with the unique foods of the city, famous among them are Aalu Chap (a hot potato preparation), Golgappa (a juicy preparation)..", The National Geographical Journal of India, page 116, published by National Geographical Society of India, 1955
- "Suddenly my gaze traveled to the nearby Banarsi golgappa seller's hand trolley.." The Dreamer, page 50, by Krishan Chandar, Jai Ratan. Short stories, Indic (English). 1970, 160 pages
- Published from M- Pratap Ganj, 475, Lahori Gate, Delhi, Timeless Fellowship - Page 110 by Karnatak University Library Science Association, Library Science Association, Karnatak University School of Library Science, School of Library Science, Karnatak University - Library science - 1978
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