A popular food blogger Laksh Dadwani uploaded a video on YouTube
which shows a street food vendor located in Pratap Nagar, Nagpur. The food
maker sells a special snack called Bahubali Pani Puri.
This is not the first
time that ‘Chirag ka Chaska’ has come in the news thanks to his unique and
quirky takes on India’s all time favourite Pani Puri.
If the snack called
Pani Puri does not ring a bell in your ears then you might recognise the Indian
delight as golgappa, gupchup, puchka or Pani ke Patake.
For the unversed, Pani Puri consists of a round, hollow deep-fried
crisp bread which is filled with flavoured water, chilli powder, chaat masala,
potato mash, onion, tamarind chutney or chickpeas. The filling can vary as per
the preference of the person savouring it.
It can be sweet or spicy and even end up giving you a
burning feeling in your stomach but it will always satisfy your taste buds.
The dish never fails to mesmerize chaat lovers. The video
featuring the Bahubali Pani Puri has managed to garner over 32 million views and
received a million likes.
The vendor’s special Pani Puri consists of regular pani,
orange pani, garlic pani and jeera pani.
He goes on to place a big cylindrical tower on it and then
tops it off with curd, sev, boondi and pomegranate. While it looked delicious,
one will certainly need a tutorial on eating the huge puchka the proper way.
As per culinary anthropoligst Kurush Dalal, the origin of
chaat can be traced to Northern India (presently Uttar Pradesh). Chaat is often
considered the predecessor of Pani Puri.
Tourists can devour the snack all over the country and it is
very popular in the states Maharashtra, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Assam,
Jharkhand, Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
No matter which corner
of the country one is in, they will always be able to get their hands on Pani