How to make Puchka - A lips smacking version of pani puri.

This recipe is from the book Street Food.

Main Ingredients : Crisp Puffed Puris (पानी पूरी/ गोलगप्पे), Tamarind pulp (इमली का पल्प )

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters


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. 

For more recipes related to Puchka checkout Paani Puri, Ragda Puri. You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Sweet And Sour Prawns (Parsi Style), Pani Puri Ke 3 Pani, Murgh Ke Shami, Vazhakkai Cutlet.