On Wednesday, a Google Doodle commemorated the renowned South Asian street food “pani puri.” The celebration honored an impressive achievement on July 12, 2015, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. On that day, a local restaurant set a world record by serving an astounding 51 varieties of pani puri, showcasing the incredible diversity of this popular snack.
- Pani puri, a delightful snack comprising a crispy shell filled with a medley of potatoes, chickpeas, spices, and flavored water, is celebrated under puchka and gol gappa. This delectable treat boasts numerous regional variations across the country, further adding to its diverse and vibrant culinary landscape.
- Pani puri, a beloved snack in India, undergoes delightful transformations in various regions, resulting in various flavors and presentations. In Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, the bite-sized treat often incorporates boiled chickpeas, a white pea mixture, and sprouts, all submerged in tangy and spicy water. Northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, people refer to the potato and chickpea-filled delight as gol gappa, which they enjoy with jaljeera-flavored water.
- In West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and other areas, to goes by the name puchkas or fuchkas, with tamarind pulp being a crucial ingredient that adds a distinctive flavor profile. These regional adaptations of gol gappe showcase the incredible diversity and culinary traditions that thrive across India, captivating taste buds with their unique charm.
- In the doodle game, the player assists the street seller team in completing orders for pani puri. The players must select puris that match their flavor and quantity preferences to keep the customers pleased.