Pani Puri
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Pani puri also known as gol gappa in certain areas, is an iconic street food found on almost every street corner in India. The mere mention of pani puri makes our mouth water and brings back memories of the busy streets in India. These puffed wheat snacks are filled with a spicy, tangy water which can be toned down with the addition of a sweet chutney. We’ve shared some of our hacks so that making pani puri at home is no longer a day long process. You’ll be serving up pani puri like a champion street vendor without all the hassle!
Serves: 4
  1. Pour ¼ cup water into the steel pot in the Instant Pot
  2. Place trivet in the water
  3. Place the potatoes on top of the trivet
  4. Place the mung beans in the steel dish
  5. Place the steel dish on top of the potatoes
  6. Add ¼ cup water on top of the mung beans
  7. Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot
  8. Turn the vent to sealing to prevent steam from escaping
  9. Set pot to MANUAL mode
  10. Set to HIGH PRESSURE
  11. Set timer to 10 minutes
  12. While the potatoes and mung beans are cooking, make the pani
  13. In a mixing bowl, empty the containers of pani concentrate
  14. Follow the directions on the package to make the pani
  15. We filled each empty container with water two times and poured into the concentrate
  16. Mix well to incorporate water and pani concentrate
  17. Place the bowl of pani in the refrigerator to keep cool until serving
  18. Arrange the puris on to a serving plate and poke a small hole (½ inch) on top of each puri
  19. Once the timer goes off on the Instant Pot, allow steam to naturally release for 2-3 minutes.
  20. After 2-3 mins, manually release the steam by opening the vent. The silver prong will drop back into the lid. BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  21. Press CANCEL on the Instant Pot
  22. Open the lid
  23. Carefully remove the steel plate with the cooked mung beans and set aside
  24. Carefully remove the cooked potatoes onto a plate or cutting board
  25. Allow potatoes to slightly cool and peel and cut into bite sized cubes
  26. Assemble the pani puri: gently fill the puri with mung beans, potatoes, imli chutney
  27. Place a bowl of pani on the side and allow your guests to fill the puris with the pani as they eat
  28. Enjoy!
Serving suggestion
Serve the puris with the mung beans, potatoes, pani and imli chutney on the side and allow your guests to assemble them as they please.

Make your own Imli/tamarind chutney:

Great for brunch, lunch, dinner or even a snack!

Season the potatoes with salt and red chili powder if desired.
Use boiled black chickpeas instead of mung beans.
Recipe by Instapottin' With Poonam at