Pani Puri, also known as Gol Gappe in many parts of India has become every local’s favorite street food ever since humanity existed. To those who don’t know, Pani Puri is a snack which is made of fried puff-pastry balls filled with spiced mashed potato, spiced water, and tamarind juice. It is one of the most loved food consumed by Indians and people all over the world. However there are a few facts about this awesome snack that we never cared to understand. So here are some awesome facts about Pani Puri that you never knew.
(Note: People on a diet beware, there are some really tasty looking photos in this post. You have been warned)
1) Pani Puri is a very common name for this snack, however it is also known as Gol Gappe (North India, Delhi), Puchka (East India), Paani Ke Patashe (Haryana), Fulk (Madhya Pradesh), Gup Chup (Odisha), Pakodi (Gujarat) etc. in different parts of the country.
2) In english Pani Puri is known as ‘watery bread’ or ‘crisp sphere eaten’
3) Pani Puri can actually cure mouth ulcers.
4) It was termed as ‘Pani Puri’ in 1955 and ‘Gol Gappa’ in 1951 in India.
5) There are no records available of its origins, however it is suggested that it may have originated from Varanasi.
6) The filling of Pani Puri varies across the countries but tamarind juice, mashed potatoes and spiced water are consistent ingredients.
7) Pani Puri can cure the problem of acidity, however it also gives your body some unwanted fats with less amount of energy and a whole lot of body heat (especially if you love your pani puri spicy)
Hmm…too many facts to digest.
Well, all we can say is ‘who doesn’t love this snack?’, it keeps our taste buds happy, its an easy snack to find, it’s also very popular if you are into eating popular food, it is inexpensive and you can even bargain! Don’t forget the ‘Sookhi Puri’ a.k.a dry water bread that we always ask the vendor to give us.
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