These fried buns are a favorite snack sold by street vendors in India. This page contains panipuri recipes.
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This is a simple recipe.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- water to make a dough
- 1/4 lb. tamarind*
- 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 2 pints water
- small bunch coriander leaves (cilantro)
- sugar to taste
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. red chili powder
*Called the "Indian Date". The fruit pulp is edible and popular.
Sieve flour in a bowl and add water to make a stiff dough. Knead smooth and rub a little ghee in your palm of your hand. Knead until it's evenly textured. Roll out on floured surface.Cut into round discs 1 or 1 1/2 inch diameter and fry in hot oil. Till golden in colour.
For the sauce, boil the tamarind in water till soft. Sieve through strainer. Add ground spices, salt, sugar and coriander leaves. Mix all together and serve puri with sauce and chutney.
By Dorty from SA