Spiced Water For Pani Puri

Panipuri (originally known as Jalapatra from Mahabharata times), phuchka, gupchup, golgappa, or pani ke patashe is a type of snack originating in the Indian Subcontinent, where it is an extremely common street food. 

Panipuri consists of a round hollow puri (a deep-fried crisp flatbread), filled with a mixture of flavored/spiced water (known as imli pani), tamarind chutney, chili powder, chaat masala, potato mash, onion, or chickpeas.

Chaat is considered the predecessor of pani puri/ gol gappa. According to the culinary anthropologist Kurush Dalal, chaat originated in Northern Indian region of what is now Uttar Pradesh. Gol gappa originated In Indian subcontinent. He also noted that it possibly originated from Raj-Kachori: an accidentally-made smaller puri giving birth to pani puri. Pani puri spread to the rest of India mainly due to migration of people from one part of the country to another in the 20th century. 

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