4 July 2014

Sweet and Spicy Golgappas

A twist in the tale for the versatile and ubiquitous Golgappas.....

                                                       SWEET AND SPICY GOLGAPPAS

Ingredients :

Pani Puris :
Maida (Refined Flour) - 1/2 Cup
Rawa (Semolina) - 1/2 Cup
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Oil - For Frying

Filling :
Soaked and sprouted green gram - as required
Sweet Potato - 1
Salt to taste
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp

The "Pani":
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp (can be substituted with black pepper powder)
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch

Method : 

1. For making the puris, combine the rawa, maida, baking powder and a pinch salt in a bowl. Add water little by little and make a soft dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and keep aside.

2. To prepare the filling, boil and dice the sweet potato. Add to a bowl. Sprinkle a little salt and chili powder and toss lightly. Keep aside.

3. For the "Pani", dissolve the jaggery in 2 cups water. Strain to remove any impurities. Now add the tamarind paste and mix well.

4. Flavour with a pinch of salt, jeera powder and chili or black pepper powder.

5. For the puris, divide the dough into small portions and roll out into a roti. Using a small round cutter, cut out mini puris and fry them in medium hot oil. Drain excess oil.

6. To serve, make small cracks in the puris, fill in the green gram sprouts, sweet potato and arrange on a plate. Pour the sweet and spicy 'Pani' into a glass and serve along with the puris.


  1. That's a lovely twist adding sweet potato. Like the idea, going to try it next time I make pani puris.

  2. My favourite street food.. miss them so much.
    I have to make them at home here in Brazil as we don't get them.

  3. Omg! I just love love love golgappas..thank you for sharing!

  4. Absolutely love the twist Krithika :)
    sweet potato as phuchka filling is agreat idea..I will try them when sweet potato is in season.
    cheers :)

  5. These are an all time hit in our house. Love the recipe.

  6. I have actually never tried this, this is interesting and learned another dish. thanks for this :)