Alternative names : Pani Ke Patashe, Phuchka, Gup Chup, Paani Poori, Pani ke Bataashe, Pakodi, Gol GappA, Ghopcha.
Type : Snack
Place of origin: India and Nepal
Region or state : India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Main ingredients : Flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, chickpeas
It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water ("pani"), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is generally small enough to fit completely into one's mouth. It is a popular street food dish in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Karachi, Lahore, Chittagong, Dhaka and Kathmandu.
In North India it is known as Gol Gappa. The name 'gol gappa' refers to the crisp sphere (gol) that is placed in the mouth and eaten (gappa) one at a time.
Pani comes from the Hindi word for water and puri (or poori) is the name of an Indian bread made by deep frying in oil. Dogras, Kashmiris, Bhaderwahis, Gujjars, Paharis, Ladakhis, Himachalis of North India called it "Gol Gappa'. It is known as bataasha in the Western region of Uttar Pradesh. Bataasha is something which gets smashed with application of a slight pressure; the bataasha gets smashed as soon as it is placed inside the mouth. It is known as Phuchka in Eastern Indian states like Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, also in Bangladesh. Because of the bursting sound in the mouth when it is eaten, called gup chup in Odisha,Hyderabad and South Jharkhand.
Gol-Gappa or Pani Pataase in Madhya Pradesh, Gup-Chup or Gol-Gappa or Panipuri in Chhattisgarh. In several parts of Gujarat and Kutch. It is commonly known as pakodi (?????), not to be confused with pakod
Pani ke bataashe / Patashi: Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Panipuri : Hilly part of neighbouring country Nepal, Maharashtra (Mumbai and all the parts of Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Phuchka : West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh
Gup chup : West Bengal,Odisha, South Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Hyderabad, Telangana
Pakodi : Gujarat (some parts)
Phulki : Terai Part in Nepal, Madhya Pradesh
Tikki : Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh)
Padaka : Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)
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