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Alternative namesPaani patashi (Haryana, Uttar Pradesh)
Fulki (Madhya Pradesh)
Golgappa, gol gappay or gol gappa (Delhi, Punjab)
Phuchka (Bengal, Nepal, Jharkhand, Assam)
Fuska (Sylhet and Chittagong)
Gup-chup (Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh)
Pakodi (Gujarat)
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Main ingredientsFlour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas

Panipuri (About this soundpānīpūrī ) is a type of snack from UP/Bihar region of the Indian subcontinent.

It consists of a round, hollow puri, deep-fried crisp crepe and filled with a mixture of flavored water (known as imli pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas.[1]

Modern chefs, eager to take their culinary expertise to the next level, have come up with interesting variations to the gol gappa like the cucumber panipuri,[2] in which cucumber juice is used to fill up the puris.[3]


Panipuri's name varies depending on the region. In Haryana it is known as paani patashi; in Madhya Pradesh fulki; in Uttar Pradesh golgappa, in Bengal and Nepal, phuchka; in parts of Gujarat, pakodi; in parts of Odisha, Bihar, South Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, gup chup.[4]

Phuchka (or fuska) differs from panipuri in content and taste. It uses a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as the filling,[5] and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy.

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  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. ^ 1000 Indian Recipe Cookbook. Arcturus Publishing. 2013. ISBN 978-1-78212-253-1.
  3. ^ "Cucumber Pani puri".
  4. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri".
  5. ^ "11 Different Names For Your Favourite Pani Puri". Retrieved 12 June 2017.