Pani Puri vs Golgappa vs Puchka: Which is the tastier version of this street food?

This street food is the most popular all over the country and it has been loved for generations but the numerous versions of this dish have ignited a never-ending debate but no matter what happens, we all love our own versions.
Pani Puri vs Golgappa vs Puchka: Which is the tastier version of this street food?Pani Puri vs Golgappa vs Puchka: Which is the tastier version of this street food?
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There's something about pani puri that has us all hooked. We can never have enough of it. Our life seems very hollow without this hollow puri with delicious filling and flavoured water. This street food is not just a snack, it's an emotion and it's our one true love. No one can really pass by a pani puri stall and ignore the delectable scent of this scrumptious street food. We really don't know who invented this amazing spicy delight but we sure know that we cannot thank that person enough. The great chef who invented this delicious snack has surely received loads of blessings from people of all ages since this delightful street food was invented. The true story of pani puri is lost in the pages of history but it is believed that during the time of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan there was a cholera outbreak which is why people ended up having to boil water and drink it which did not taste very nice. In order to improve the flavour of water different traditional herbs, spices, sweets and masalas were added to it and this is how pani puri came about to be but many people believe that this snack originated from the kingdom of Magadh. Another legend is that when Draupadi was a newly-wedded bride her mother-in-law, Kunti, wanted to test her skills and gave her some leftover aloo sabzi and some dough to make a meal to satisfy the hunger of all 5 of her sons and that's how Draupadi invented Pani puri. Now we do not know the truth behind these stories but we do know that pani puri has a variety of names and flavours and it's the one never-ending battle between which version of Pani puri is better!

Pani Puri

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh, this snack is known as pani puri and has a filling of warm boiled chickpeas masala and also has boondi and sprouts. The pani served is spicy and tangy.

Golgappa

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Golgappa contains potato filling with jal jeera and pudina flavoured water. The hollow puri used in golgappas are available in two types. You can have the atta golgappa or the sooji golgappa depending on your taste.

Puchka

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In West Bengal and Assam, this snack is called puchka or puska. It contains a filling of mashed potatoes and spices and tamarind pulp and chilli. It is served with tamarind water and spices.

Gup Chup

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This version of golgappa is much lighter with boiled yellow peas filling with chopped onions and chilly, jal jeera and tamarind flavoured water. It is usually a little on the spicy side.

Bataasha

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, it is known as bataasha or pani ke baatashe and has boiled peas filling and has a spicy mint, tamarind, chilli powder and pepper flavoured water.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But in the end, no matter what the name may be we absolutely love this scrumptious spicy street food to no end. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below. 

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Comments

Anyday panipuri wins. The mother of so called puchka ... natasha... golguppa.
It is pani puri which let people tweek the toppings according to their tastes.
But pani puri beats them all

Ready to fry Pani Puri Zayco by Roble -- for Mumbai -- MY STORE.

Try gupchup.. you will forget pani puri puchka and golgapa

Gol gappe k liye police k dandde khaane manzoor hai mujhe! Bas koi dila do Yaar!!! I'll literally snort 1000s of them!!

Kuch bhi naam de do yaar, all of them still gonna be everyone's soul food.
#sabkemankapyaarakhaana

Unpopular opinion: Pani Puri is overrated!

A lil bit of a history lesson for u guy, it's the pani puri who is the mother of all, it was taken by the different states and gave a twist and a different names to it, so cheers to the all original pani puri

#IMissMyPaniPuriVaaleBhaiya
#QuarantineGotMeNoChill
#HornyForPaniPuri

The only person who has been generous to me was Pani Puri vaale Bhaiya. Those sukha puris were a sign that we were made for each other.

Jo mazaa golgappa khake golgappe jaisa ban ne main hai, woh mazaa puchka khake pichak ne main kaha

Puchka anyday.

Delhi aao Kabhi! You will forget about Pani Puri and puchka!

Kyun MERI chott pe namak chhidak rahe ho...iss lockdown mein Kaha se laaun paani purii

If you are a person who is not fond of spicy pani so much, then Gup chup is for you, it's light, it's flavourful and it's satisfying on the taste buds

Golgappa and puchka are pure winners, the combination of mashed potato masala with spicy mint pani or tamarind pani is simply scrumptious

Golgappa and puchka all the way, the combination of mashed potato masala with spicy mint pani or tamarind pani is purely scrumptious.

Yummmm

Pani puri is the real deal with teekha pani and ragda! Everything else is blah

Ur saying this coz u still havnt had the actual real deal, and thats the puchka.

What a yummy article ... loved it !!!

True that, this article just increased my wish toh go off and have puckha by tenfold

Reading this article has made me tempted to have Pani puri now!!!

Golgappa and pani puri is a hoax. Puchka is the thing man.

Agree to this, puchka is the real love

Puchkaaaaa...anyday man

Please stoppppp.want to run out to eat pain puri

It is worst street food.Should be avoided.

It is worst street food.Should be avoided.

It is worst street food.Should be avoided.

Crying my eyes out reading this article, it's making my craving for puchka intolerable

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