Puchka is a version of panipuri which is a famous street food in Kolkata. This Kolkata style Puchkas are easy to make and delicious. Its the pani ,in Puchka that makes it so delicious . It is a spicy ,tangy and thirst quenching street food that is loved by all generations,throughout India.

Puchka

Puchka is the name given for ubiquitous panipuri in East India. How is this different from ,regular pani puri is the filling and pani. Filling used here Black chickpeas and potatoes. Pani is done using Tamarind and spices. It’s worth trying this delicious Puchkas at home during weekends to enjoy with whole family.

I have tried Puchka ‘s by using store bought Puri’s ,you can try with homemade puri’s too.

 

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Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Puchka - Kolkata style pani puri filled with spicy tangy tamarind water and black chickpeas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time6 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: Street Food
Servings: 5 serves
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

For Filling

  • 2 Medium size Potatoes ,boiled
  • 1/2 cup Dry Black Chickpeas ,boiled
  • 1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp Black salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry mango powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Chat masala
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt or as required

For Pani

  • 1/2 cup Tamarind
  • 3-3.5 cups Water
  • 2 Green chilli crushed to paste
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Tsp Chopped mint leaves
  • 1 Tsp Roasted Jeera powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Chat masala powder
  • 1 Tsp Black salt
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt or as required

Instructions

For Pani

  • Take ½ cup (40 grams) of tamarind and soak it in a 1 cup of hot water for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, extract the juice, strain tamarind juice and discard the residue.
  • Add 2- 2.5 cups of chilled water to the tamarind juice.
  • Add ¾ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp salt, roasted jeera powder, green chilli paste, black salt, chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  • Refrigerate the pani mixture until you are ready to serve. 

For Filling

  • Wash,rinse and soak black chickpeas / kala channa for 6 -8 hrs.
  • Pressure cook Black Chana with pinch of salt and a cup of water for 2-3 whistles. Drain water (reserve and use it for anything you cook later , as it is nutritious) and keep chana aside.
  • Boil 2 potatoes, peel skin, mash and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl ,take mashed potatoes, add ½ tsp red chilli powder,salt, jeera powder , chat masala ,black salt and black chick peas, mix everything.

For Serving Puchka

  • Tap the Puri at the center lightly to make a half inch hole in it
  • Add about 1 teaspoon of the potato chickpea filling into the puri. 
  • Fill the puri with spicy tamarind water and serve.

Notes

  • No Sweet Chutney is used in Puchka , if you want you can use it.
  • No Onion and sev are used for authentic Kolkata Puchka, its optional.
  • There is no exact measurements for the spices used, as it is altered suit their taste.

Step by Step Directions on making of Puchka :

Wash and soak black chickpeas / kala chana for 6 -8 hrs.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Take ½ cup (40 grams) of tamarind and soak it in a 1 cup of hot water for 30 minutes.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

After 30 minutes, extract the juice, strain and discard the residue.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Make a paste from 2 green chillies ,I used mortar and pestle for this.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Add ¾ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp salt, roasted jeera powder, green chilli paste, black salt, chopped coriander leaves ,green chilli paste and chopped mint leaves to the tamarind juice and also add 2- 2.5 cups of chilled water.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Refrigerate the pani mixture until you are ready to serve.

Pressure cook Black Chana with pinch of salt and a cup of water for 2-3 whistles. Drain water (reserve and use it for anything you cook later , as it is nutritious) and keep chana aside.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Steam or boil 2 potatoes.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Peel skin, mash and keep it aside.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

In a bowl ,take mashed potatoes, add ½ tsp red chilli powder,salt, jeera powder , chat masala ,black salt and  mix everything. Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Add boiled chickpeas to it and mix well .

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Tap the Puri at the center lightly to make a half inch hole in it.Add about 1 teaspoon of the potato chickpea filling into the puri.

Puchka - Kolkata Style Pani Puri

Fill the puri with spicy tamarind water and serve.

Puchka

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