Masala Pani for Pani puri / Golgappa

Hello Friends,

This is one of the most famous street food of India. Pani means water and this water is spicy, tangy and little sweet. Mint gives this spicy water an aromatic flavour which goes very well with overall dish.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 minutes


2 cups coriander chopped
1 cup mint leaves chopped
1 tbsp cumin seeds
15-20 pepper corns
1/2″ piece of ginger
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 green chilies
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
2 pinch asafoetida
Salt for taste
5-6 cups water


1. Wash, clean and chop coriander and mint leaves. Chop ginger into small pieces.

2. Dry roast cumin seeds and pepper corn.

3. In a mixer, grind all the above ingredients to a fine paste, Add the lemon juice immediately to keep the paste green.

4. In a big bowl, add coriander mint paste to 5-6 cup of water and mix well. Adjust salt, sugar or heat according to your taste. You can also add dry boondi to this spicy water before serving.

5. Serve this spicy water with puffed puri, yellow peas cooked with salt and turmeric powder, boiled potato pieces mixed with chat masala and dates-tamarind chutney.

Try this most famous Indian street food once and I am sure you will also fall in love with it  🙂 .

Hope you enjoy making and eating it as much as we do.

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Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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