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Pani Puri (Mumbai style)

Pani puri

My aunt and uncle had visited us last december to take care of my son and to spend some time with us. She is living in Mumbai for more than 25 years. The first thing I asked her to make was pani puri which she is very good at. I got to taste the authentic mumbai style pani puri from her and loved it.

Ingredients:

Puris- store bought (50 pieces)

Potatoes- 3 large

Black channa- 1 cup

Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp

For making pani:

Cilantro- 25 gms

Mint leaves– 25 gms

Green chilli- 1

Ginger- 1 inch

black salt– 1 tbsp

Amchur powder (dry mango powder)-1tsp

cloves- 1

cardamom- 1

lime juice– 1 tbsp

Grind all the above ingredients except salt, amchur powder and lime juice until smooth. Sieve the mixture with 1 cup of water, making sure to squeeze everything from the ground mixture. Add four more cups of water to the liquid extract and mix black salt, amchur powder and lime juice to it. Adjust the flavor according to your taste buds. Refrigerate at least for 2 hours before serving for best results.

Pani

Sweet chutney:

Tamarind extract-1/2 cup (remove extract from tamarind by adding 1/2 cup of luke warm water to a orange size tamarind or use 2 to 3 tbsp tamarind paste and dilute with water)

Jaggery– 3/4 cup

Roasted cumin seeds and fennel seeds- 1tsp each (powdered)

Heat the tamarind mixture and jaggery in a heat proof bowl and boil it for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes thick (pouring consistency). Mix the powdered mixture to the chutney. Cool it before serving.

Sweet chutney

Preparation:

Cook potatoes and black channa in a pressure cooker or microwave until they are soft adding a teaspoon of black salt.

Mash the potatoes, add 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, mix and keep aside.

Pani puri

Arrange all the puris, make a hole in the center to add the ingredients.

Puri

Add a tsp of mashed potato and cooked channa.

pani puri

Pani puri

Fill it with pani and add a tsp of sweet chutney and gulp it immediately!

Pani puri

Pani puri

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