Panipuri

Panipuri… do I need to describe it more? The word itself is the world for street-food lovers ;) I miss those days back in India!!! And having roadside panipuris was a weekly affair for me, sometimes more than 2 days a week too… Well yes, that hectic IT job never used to give me time during weekdays… but weekends, aahhhh… I never missed to explore roadside panipuri stalls in the city, specially in the suburb where I lived all these years :)

Just like kavah, I had panipuri with pretty much all wonderful buddies… And a few were very special in this case! HP was all time partner.. Quite like-minded in case of eating panipuris at roadside stall ;) “Are you free for a while?” was the only question I used to ask her on weekend evenings and that’s it… No further questions! Starting activa, moving around the streets and landing up at some good stall (yes, less-crowded for sure) was so much fun. I’m sure I won’t get those days again…

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Just after the engagement, I took KG for a ride and asked him if he would join me in panipuris?! He said yes (knowing that I love it) and goshhhhh… I won’t ever make him eat on roadside :( Let me change my statement… He won’t let me eat on roadside :P He was sick for 2-3 days and then I never got to eat outside!!!

I love Ragdewali Panipuri too… But ‘Aloo-Chana’ stuffing in its simplest form works the best and I recently made it, with store-bough puris though :(

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Chickpeas, pressure-cooked
2 Potatoes, boiled
2 tsp Mint Paste
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Salt
1 tsp Cumin Powder, roasted
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder (optional)

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  • Mix all these ingredients together and mash them well.
  • Keep in refrigerator (covered) for sometime and use!!!

Don’t miss to check out my Pani for Panipuri recipe too!

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