Bangarpet Pani Puri


Bangarpet is a town in Karnataka thats a connecting point between Bangalore and Kolar Gold Fields. It has lately become famous for its chaat varieties and amongst them Bangarpet Pani Puri has emerged the winner! Pani puris dont need an introduction they are like Indias sweethearts amongst chaats!

Bangarpet pani puri is known for its Colourless pani Yeah, you read that right! This spicy concoction is colourless and can be passed as regular water just by the way it looks! It is so flavourful Youll be left craving for more! Thats not the only differentiating factor The masala/stuffing is a delicious mish-mash of green peas, potatoes and a blend of herbs & spices such as coriander & mint leaves, ginger, garlic, green chillies with a hint of cloves and cinnamon.

I have used ready-to-fry store-bought puris here for quick gratification. They were so easy to fry and the texture was better, they dont break very easily either, neither do they have holes for the pani to drip through which was a major plus point for me Not to mention they did not turn soggy in the time it took me to fill stuffing into about 30 puris!

Bangarpet pani puris make for a perfect evening snack or if your family is anything like mine Whenever we are not in the mood for the regular roti/rice meals, we have these as dinner too!

You can make the stuffing and pani and refrigerate until it is being served, making it perfect for parties and get togethers.

I have tried a couple of variations of this pani puri over the last couple of days, one was cumbersome and time consuming and the other a bit quicker both tasted equally good. Sharing the best version here for you all to try at home.


Also, do check my other snacks recipes that are easy to make at home.

  1. Capsicum Bajjis | Bell Pepper Fritters
  2. Stuffed Mirchi Bajji
  3. Cajun Spiced Potatoes Barbeque Nation Style
  4. Aloo Tikki/ McAloo Tikki Burgers
  5. Sweet Corn Balls A Chinese starter
  6. Spinach/Palak Kebab
  7. Stuffed Mushrooms
  8. Malai Toast
  9. Spiced Puffed Rice/ Mandakki Chivda
  10. Vegetable Lollipops
  11. Poha Chivda
  12. Jhatpat Paneer Kebabs


Bangarpet Pani Puri Recipe

Serves: 5
Serving Size: 12 puris, 150ml pani
1 Cup = 240 ml


For Colourless Pani

  • Water 3cup/ 750 ml
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Ginger 1/4 inch piece
  • Green chilli 2
  • Clove-Cinnamon powder 1/8 tsp (Substitute with 1 clove and 1/2 inch cinnamon piece)
  • Muslin cloth small
  • Citric acid crystals 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Black salt 1/2 tsp

For Stuffing #1

  • Dried green peas 1/2 cup, soaked 5-6 hours or overnight
  • Potato 2, medium, peeled,halved
  • Water 2 cup or as needed
  • Grind together in a small blender jar:
  • Coriander leaves 10 sprigs
  • Mint leaves 5 to 6
  • Green chillies 2, small
  • Ginger 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic 1 clove, big
  • Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat masala 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Water 1 to 2 tbsp

For Stuffing #2

  • Onion 2, medium, finely chopped
  • Carrot 1, large, grated
  • Coriander leaves 4 tbsp, finely chopped


For Stuffing #1

1) Pressure cook green peas and potatoes for about 5 whistles with water just enough to cover them all.

2) Once cooked, mash them gently.

3) In a small blender jar, add coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, garam masala, chaat masala, turmeric powder and salt.

4) Add 1 to 2 tbsp water and grind to a fine paste.

5) Add this ground masala paste to the mashed peas & potatoes mixture.

6) Mix well and keep aside.

For Colourless Pani

1) Place a small muslin cloth over a mortar and add ginger, garlic, green chilli, clove-cinnamon powder/whole.

2) Crush them coarsely.

3) Gather the corners of the muslin cloth and tie them into a knot forming a tiny bundle.

4) Take water in a mixing bowl and allow the bundle of spices to soak in it for about 30 minutes. (Alternatively, you may heat it on low flame for about 15 minutes and allow to cool down.)

5) After 30 minutes, squeeze the bundle and remove it from the water.

6) Add citric acid crystals, black salt & regular salt and mix well. Strain if there is any residue in the water. The colourless pani for Bangarpet pani puri is ready!

So far, you have the following things ready : please & potato stuffing, colourless pani, puris and the ingredients for onion-carrot stuffing.

For Stuffing #2

In a mixing bowl, add finely chopped onion, grated carrot and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.


  • Poke a hole in the puris.
  • Add a teaspoonful of peas-potato stuffing.
  • Add a teaspoonful of onion-carrot mix.
  • Fill it with colourless pani either by dipping puri into a bowl of pani or pour pani into the puri with a tiny cup whichever works for you the best. Enjoy this lip-smacking spicy Bangarpet Pani Puri!
If you happen to try this Bangarpet Pani Puri Recipe; leave a comment, let me know how it turned out.
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