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How to make Gol Gappa at Home – (Complete Guide)

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  • Prep Time
    40 Mins
  • Cook Time
    30 Mins
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How to make Gol Gappa at Home

How to make gol gappa at home step by step. Gol Gappa is one of the favorite street snack of Indians. They are small round crispy puri that can be easily taken into the mouth and filled with spicy, sour, and delicious flavor.

Let us have a look that how they are made easily at home match it with Aloo Tikki or bhel puri to make your evening special with this simple guide on how to make gol gappa at home snacks.

About Gol Gappa

Gol Gappa is the small round puri that is broken from top to fill with different varieties of stuffing like mashed potatoes, boiled chickpea, moong beans, spices/masalas for the taste, then the liquid green chutney that tastes sweet-spicy is poured on the hole and finally, pleasing golgappe are served.

People also enjoy having sweet red chutney and green spicy chutney together if they can’t tolerate the spiciness of the dish.

The spicy golgappe pani is made of mint leaves, and is also known as jaljeera pani, or hing pani, or amchur pani. Whereas, the sweet chutney is made with tamarind. The puris are prepared with either wheat flour(atta) or sooji. The atta golgappa are bigger in size and sooji ones are smaller.

The dish is originated from Mumbai with the name Pani Puri, in West Bengal, they are called Puchka, Bihar, and Jharkhand Gupchup, and in other North Indians part as Gol Gappa.

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How it is served

People like to have gol gappa in different ways like-

Dahi puri has 5-6 puris on a small plate and served. Dahi puri is stuffed with potatoes, Dahi, crushed sev, moong dal, pomegranate, spices, and coriander leaves. They are eaten the same as Pani puri and the flavor and texture are also the same.

Pani Puri is served one at a time and the ingredients are almost the same like – moong dal, potatoes, and spices, the only difference is that they are stuffed with green spicy chutney instead of yogurt in it.

People also love to enjoy spicy green chutney and sweet chutney together if they can’t tolerate the spiciness.

Many people who don’t like chutney on top enjoy eating Gappa alone with mashed potatoes, spices, lemon juice, and little chaat masala like a papari.

It is difficult to make perfect gol gappa at home. But here we got you the easy recipe of how to make golgappa at home that will be of perfect size, texture, and fluffy same as those you have outside.


Making of Gol Gappa

Preparation Time   –     40 minute

Cooking Time        –     30 minute

Serving                  –     25-30 puris



For Puri
  • 4 cups semolina(suji)
  • ½ cup maida
  • Salt to taste
  • Warm water
  • Oil
For Golgappa pani
  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1-inch ginger sliced
  • 2-3 chopped green chilies
  • ¼ cup jaggery
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cup water
  • black salt – 1 tablespoon
  • roasted cumin powder – 1 tablespoon
  • chaat masala – 1 ½ tablespoon
  • ½ cup boondi
  • ½ cup-soaked tamarind pulp
For Stuffing
  • 1 large boiled potato
  • roasted cumin powder – 1 tablespoon
  • black salt – 1 tablespoon
  • ½ cup green boiled moong
  • chaat masala – 1 tablespoon
  • red chili powder – 1 tablespoon
For Serving
  • Sev
  • Green moong
  • Puri
  • Pani


How to make Gol-gappa puri

1. Take a parat and in that add suji, maida, salt to taste, and warm water little by little.

2. Knead into a tight dough by adding enough warm water to it. Press the dough to check the tightness.

3. Cover the dough with the cloth and keep it aside for 25-30 minutes.

4. Roll the dough don’t make it too thick neither too thin keep it medium.

5. With the help of any round cutter cut the dough round.

6. Directly put the puris into medium oil and fry them until they become golden brown.


How to make Gol-gappa Pani

1. In a bowl take mint leaves, 1-inch sliced ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies, jaggery, ice cubes, and salt to taste.

2. Transfer the mixture into a blending jar and grind until you get a smooth paste.

3. Now pour the paste into a bowl add 2 cups water, salt to taste, black salt, cumin powder, chaat masala mix everything well.

4. Stain it in a container add tamarind pulp and boondi stir everything properly and keep aside.


How to make Golgappa stuffing

1.Take a bowl add boiled potato mash it well in that add cumin powder, black salt, green boiled moong, chaat masala, red chili powder mix everything well.


How to serve Golgappa

1. Golgappa is ready to serve fill it with mashed potato mixture, green moong, sev, and golgappa pani. You can also have golgappa with Aloo Tikki and bhel puri.


The Nutrition Facts of Gol Gappa are-

  • Calories- 200
  • Fat- 2g
  • Sodium- 914mg
  • Potassium- 762mg
  • Carbohydrates- 38g
  • Fiber- 7g
  • Sugar- 4g
  • Protein- 9g


Is golgappa a junk food?

Golgappa is an unhealthy snack. Consuming too much golgappa pani can cause trouble for your stomach as it contains imli in it. While the puris are made up of maida/Rava and then are deep-fried.

So, to have a healthy lifestyle avoid it completely especially diabetes, heart, and weight loss ones. Some also say that it is healthy because of the presence of moong and chickpeas in it that are healthy and helps to cure mouth ulcers.


Is homemade pani puri healthy?

No, they are not healthy especially for diabetes, heart, and weight loss patients. Because the puris are made of maida/Rava and then are deeply fried that is unhealthy for our body.

The golgappa pani is ok because of the ingredients like moong and chickpea present in it but consuming too much is harmful as it contains tamarind in it that should be taken in small amounts.

Here, how you can make golgappa healthy

Golgappa can turn out a healthy dish only if you consume homemade Pani puri. Make the puris with wheat flour and cook them in less oil. For water, use cumin and jaljeera instead of making sweet water. Lastly, for stuffing add chickpea and moong dal that is healthier for the body.


Does golgappa increase weight?

No, this tasty snack does not increase weight but helps in losing if you make homemade golgappas and do the proper workout, walking, and running.

If you want to make healthy Pani puri then make the puris with wheat flour and cook them in less oil.

For water, use cumin and jaljeera instead of making sweet water. Lastly, for stuffing add chickpea and moong dal that are healthier for the body.


Why is golgappa not crispy?

To make golgappa crispy and fluffy knead the dough properly 3-4 times. Cover it for 25-30 minutes then roll the dough make sure to make the dough thin not too much to make the puri crispy.

If the dough is thick the puri will remain soft while frying and will not be crispy and fluffy.


Wind Up

We hope you enjoy how to make golgappa at home. If you are missing them during quarantine then try out and touch your taste buds with the tangy taste of crispy panipuri at home.




  • Daily Value*
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Sodium: 914mg
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Potassium: 762mg
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 4g

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