Alternative names Paani ke Batashe (Haryana), Fulki (Madhya Pradesh), Golgappa, gol gappay or Gol Gappa (Uttar Pradesh, Punjab), Phuchka (Bangladesh, Nepal, West Bengal), Fuska (Sylhet and Chittagong), Gup Chup (Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh), Pakodi (Gujarat)
Type Snack
Place of origin India
Region or state Varanasi
Main ingredients Flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas
Cookbook: Panipuri  Media: Panipuri

Panipuri ( 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 or chickpeas.[1]

Modern chefs, eager to take their culinary expertise to the next level, have come up with interesting variations to the Gol Gappa like the Cucumber Pani Puri.[2] A lip smacking, chatpata snack and a favourite of most food lovers, the cucumber Pani Puri uses cucumber juice to fill up the puris.[3]


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 and Nepal, phuchka; in parts of Gujarat, pakodi; in parts of Odisha, Bihar, South Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, gup chup.[4]

Puchka differs from panipuri in terms of content and taste. It uses a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as the filling,[5] and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy.

See also


  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. 1000 Indian Recipe Cookbook. Arcturus Publishing. 2013. ISBN 978-1-78212-253-1.
  3. "Cucumber Pani puri".
  4. "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri".
  5. "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". Retrieved 2017-06-12.

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