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Panipuri (About this sound 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]

Names

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 Odisha Gupchup, in parts of Gujarat, pakodi; in parts of Bihar ,South Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, gup chup.[2] They are also commonly known as gol gappay in the Punjab region of Pakistan Puchka differs from panipuri in terms of content and taste. It uses a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as the filling[3] and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy.

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References

  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. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". 
  3. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12.