Puchka Recipe - This is the lip-smacking Bengali version of the ubiquitous paani puri.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Crisp puris (meant for pani puri),

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snack


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

You can also find more Snack recipes like Chicken Keema Pattice, Mathri, Mixed Vegetable Usli, Gobhi ke Pakode. Or try out these recipes from Bengali Cuisine like Chingri Pakora, Cholar Dal , Mooger Puli, Fig And Apricot Sandesh.

Puchka Recipe - How to make Puchka


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Crisp puris (meant for pani puri) 24

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • For filling Bengal gram (chana) black

  • Potatoes boiled2 large


Step 1

Take boiled chana in a bowl. Add boiled potatoes and mash them together with your hand. Take the tamarind pulp in a deep bowl.

Step 2

Add salt, black salt, roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add four cups of water and mix. Add ice cubes and mix properly.

Step 3

Make a little hole in the puris, put the potato-chana mixture in it, dip in the stirred prepared water and serve immediately.

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