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|Place of origin||India|
|Main ingredients||Flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas|
|Cookbook: Puchka Media: Puchka|
Panipuri ( pānīpūrī (help·info)) is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian Subcontinent. In East India, it is known as Phuchhka. 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 has various names, depending on the region. In Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, and in other regions, it is called Gol Gappa; in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Panipuri; in West Bengal, Bangladesh and Bihar, Puchka; in Sylhet, Pakodi; in parts of Odisha, South Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Hyderabad, and Telangana,Gup Chup; and in Madhya Pradesh, Phulki.
There was a monthly children’s magazine published in 1970 in Delhi, called “Golgappa”. Panipuri was used in the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi starring Sharukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in which they had the “Golgappa eating challenge”. The person with the most Golgappa’s eaten is the winner and can ask the loser to do anything he or she wishes.[better source needed]
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