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. 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 and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy.
Panipuri stall in Kolkata