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Real Golgappe

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Crisp Puris (पानी पूरी / गोलगप्पे ), Pomegranate Juice

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Real Golgappe

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Real Golgappe Recipe

  • Crisp Puris 10

  • Pomegranate Juice 1 cup

  • Vegetable stock 2 cups

  • Madras curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) cooked 2 cups

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Onion finely chopped 1/2 medium

  • Raisins 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Pomegranate (anar) juice 200 millilitres

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1 teaspoon

  • Olive oil 1-2 tablespoons

  • Yellow mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Madras curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Rinse quinoa and place in a non stick pan. Add hot vegetable stock and curry powder and simmer on medium low heat for about 15-17 minutes or till all the stock is absorbed. Let it stand, covered, for another 5 minutes.

Step 2

To make the dressing, heat oil in a small non stick pan on medium heat, add mustard seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, take the pan off the heat and add Madras curry powder and cumin powder and saute for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Add ½ tsp salt mix and set aside.

Step 3

Transfer cooked quinoa into a bowl, add chickpeas, tomato, onion, raisins and 2 tbsps coriander leaves and mix well. Add the dressing and mix. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Step 4

Mix pomegranate juice, lemon juice, coriander leaves and black salt. Break off a little the top of the crisp pooris, stuff with quinoa salad, pour in a little pomegranate juice and serve immediately.

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