Sheetal Kamat

When I was staying in bangalore, there use to be a person near MK Ahemad On CMH Road who use to serve the delicious paani puri. I always dreamed of preaparing the paani puri the way he use to make. Last week when I gave it a shot, it indeed turned out the same taste :) He also use to give one suka chatpata puri after a round of paani puri. So here is the recipe. Try it out, i bet it will keep on appearing on your menu quite frequently.

Paani Puri

Paani Puri
25 small Puris
3 Potatoes
2.5 spoon Chaat Masala
2.5 spoon Aamchur powder
1/2 spoon + a pinch of Jeera powder
1/2 spoon + a pinch of Corriander powder
A pinch of Asafoetida
1 cup Corriander leaves
2 spoon Pudina leaves
2 Green Chillies
1 Lemon
6 cup water
Salt to taste

  • Boil the potatoes
  • Mean time grind corriander leaves, pudina leaves, green chillies, 2 spoon Chaat masala, 2 spoon Aamchur powder, 1/2 spoon jeera powder, 1/2 spoon corriander powder and asafoetida with water
  • Strain this mixture through strainer
  • Mix the lemon juice and salt with it
  • Mash the boiled potatoes
  • Mix remaining jeera powder, corriander powder, chaat masala and aamchur powder with it
  • Add 3-4 crushed puris to this mixture
  • Add around 4 spoon of the water prepared earlier to this and smash again
  • Now add this mixture to the puri one by one, add the water prepared earlier to this and serve immediately

You can add little sweetened tamarind chutney (by adding little extra jaggery) if you want little sweeter taste.

Suka Puri

Suka Puri
6 Puris
2 Potatoes
1/2 spoon red chilli powder
1/2 Lemon
A pinch of Jeera powder
A pinch of Corriander powder
A pinch of Aamchur powder
Salt to taste


  • Boil the potatoes
  • Smash the boiled potatoes after removing their cover
  • Mix red chilli powder, jeera powder, corriander powder, aamchur powder, salt to with it
  • Add this mixture to the puris
  • Add couple of drops of lemon juice on each puri and serve

You might want to add a pinch of chaat masala to the mixture if you plan to prepare only suka puri, but since suka puri is normally eaten after paani puri I avoid the chaat masala to have different taste than paani puri

  1. Ajoy Nandi said...

    it really turned out like MK ahmed ;)

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