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|Place of origin||India|
|Main ingredients||Flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas|
|Cookbook: Panipuri Media: Panipuri|
Panipuri ( pānīpūrī (help·info)), also called golgappa, is a street snack in several regions of India. 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.
The English meaning of pani puri is "water bread". No definitive historical records exist about the origins of pani puri/golagappas. A 1955 National Geographic publication suggests that golgappas were available as street food in Varanasi.
- "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