Unless you’re an Indian from India or a person of Indian origin OR just a foodie at heart -here’s a bit of a filler for you
Pani Puri (pronounced ‘pah-ni poo-ree’) or Golgappa ('pronounced ‘goal-gup-pa) is a popular street snack for most Indians. It’s basically a round, hollow "puri", fried crisp and filled with a watery mixture of tamarind, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is bite size and enough to pop in the mouth (unless you have a REALLY small mouth!).
The term golgappa refers to the fact that crisp sphere ("gol") is placed in the mouth and eaten ("gappa") at one time, without biting. Pani comes from the Hindi word for water and puri (or poori), an Indian bread made by frying dough in oil.
At this point you must be wondering what’s with the description about Pani Puris ?
Errrmmm … didn’t you read the title ? This is a post on Pani Puri for Dummies !
I’ve got some serious Pani Puri cravings at this point and can’t wait to get my hands on some right now ! it’s 00:30 and that’s right – I want a Pani Puri NOW !!!
But there’s more to the story – so keep reading to discover the secret behind my obsession with Pani Puri :P