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Panipuri, Golgappa, Phuchka.jpg
Type Snack
Place of origin India
Region or state Bengal
Main ingredients Flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas
Cookbook: Panipuri  Media: Panipuri

Panipuri (About this sound pānīpūrī ) is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent.

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 and chickpeas.[1]


Panipuri has various names, depending on the region. In Haryana it is called paani ke patashe; in Madhya Pradesh fulki; in Uttar Pradesh golgappa, in West Bengal, Bangladesh, Bihar, and Nepal, puchka; in parts of Gujarat, pakodi; in parts of Odisha, South Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, gup chup.[2]

Puchka differs from panipuri in terms of content and taste. It uses a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as the filling[3] and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy.

In popular culture[edit]

There was a monthly children's magazine published in 1970 in Delhi, called Golgappa.[4] Companies such as Haldirams now offer panipuri kits as part of their product range across India and abroad.[5]


See also[edit]


  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. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". 
  3. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Pani Puri". Haldiram's. Retrieved 2017-02-02.