Pani puri or Gol gappe is a favourite street food in India. Here I share detailed recipe of air fryer pani puri with puris, filling and pani. Try this homemade treat.
While I tend to buy readymade fried puris from outside, I tried them air fried and was super pleased with the results.
No added oil is needed and one gets supremely crispy puris in no time.
You may also try aloo tikki chaat in air fryer, chhole tikki, air fryer samosa, bhel puri and pav bhaji.
I will share with you the recipe of pani puri water or golgappe ka pani which I make two ways with raw mango in the mango season and with lemon crystals or lime juice otherwise. I will share both with you.
I also make pani puri filling in two ways, one with ragda or a spicy dry peas preparation and the other which is boiled potato and sprout mix. Again I will share both with you.
So let's dive into the magic world of pani poori that explodes in your mouth with spicy, tart goodness.
With readymade puris in air fryer
Take ready made puris in a plate. You can try these readymade puris.
Preheat air fryer at 360F or 180C for 5 minutes. Lay 9-10 puris at one go.
Air fry at 360F or 180C for 90 seconds or 1.5 minutes (I used a timer).
You will get perfectly puffed puris. If you fry for more time, your puris will get burnt so keep an eye.
Also the time may vary for different air fryers so do keep an eye when making for the first time.
Your crispy no oil added puris are ready. Serve them with filling and puri water.
Pani puri filling recipe
Ingredients and Recipe for pani puri filling:
With dry peas
250 gm. or 1 cup dried peas (soaked overnight)
Boil in some water and till fully cooked and mushy. It becomes thick.
Add 1 tsp. cayenne and 1 tsp. chaat masala to taste. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Use this with finely chopped onion as a pani puri filling.
With boiled potato and sprouts filling
Boil 3 large potatoes, peel and mash them.
Take 1 cup sprouts and steam or boil them in salted water. Drain and keep aside.
Mix both of them together and add salt, cayenne and chaat masala. Use this with chopped onion for filling.
For the Pani puri water
Please go the recipe card and check out the recipe to make pani puri water.
To assemble pani puris:
Keep all the ingredients together -- water, pooris, filling and chopped onions.
Now crack open a hole in the centre of a poori. Put adequate filling with crunchy onion in it.
Dip it in a bowl of spicy pani puri water and waste no time, put it in your mouth.
It's a fantastic experience that you and your family will relish over and over again. Enjoy your yummy pani puri plate. Hope you will make it often.
Here's the recipe card:
📖 Recipe Card
Pani Puri | Golgappa
- 1 cup coriander leaves with stems
- 2 tbsp. mint leaves
- 3 green chillies reduce or increase depending upon the heat you like
- 1 raw mango cut into pieces or 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. Pani puri masala
- 1 tsp. black salt
- 1 pinch sugar
- 4 cups water
- Salt to taste
- Wash and coarsely chop coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and raw mango. Blend to a fine paste.
- Dilute with water to get pani puri water. Now add pani puri masala. I buy the Everest one or MDH one. Both are good.
- Add black salt and sugar and if needed more salt. Sugar is added to balance the flavour and to bring out the spicy and tart notes well.
- It is not to make the pani sweet. Mix and taste. And add salt or pani puri masala if something is lacking.
- Your lipsmacking pani is ready. Chill and serve.
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Ohhhh my, you should be careful with all the recipes, coz I might land in your house unannounced and never leave. This looks heavenly. I make pani puri with tamarind… Not as creative as yours though. I am gonna try this ?
Do come over. 🙂 Maybe in August? And yes try this for a twist.
Parul Thakur says
Oh no, Rachna! You need to stop doing this ? ? Every time I am here, I am so tempted to eat all that you make and AT HOME!! Yes, all caps. ? ?
That looks amazingly yum. ?
hehe You need to just come home some day and let me know what you wish to eat. I will gladly feed you. 🙂
Lord! I am craving pani puri. We call it paani ke batashe in Lucknow. I do make it occasionally at home with store bought puris. I use tamarind in the water because it's just quicker. Must try mint and raw mango.
Yes pani ke batashe, pani puri is more Mumbai lingo. My mum never used tamarind hence I guess I never tried it. But you should try with raw mango. It's quite nice.
Soumya Prasad says
I’m salivating just looking at the pictures! I love chaats and I find the roadside ones pretty tasty as long as the place look hygienic enough. I have never made chaats at home except for dahi vada, although I’m not too sure if you can call it a chaat! This one I have to make now! I have a couple of raw mangoes in the fridge and I think I can put them to good use here.
Thank you so much for the yummy recipe, Rachna.
Yes dahi vada would qualify as a chaat too. And I love making it. Yes, you should try it. This is seriously simple stuff and you can make the paani as per your taste.
Where is the recipe for Puri?