Gulp And Gone! Avocado Pani Puri.

Avocado Pani Puri

The buttery, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture of avocados is far too appetizing to let go of a chance to use them in our recipes. When we’re left with a heap of avocados, when we’ve made ample batches of sandwiches and kababs in the days leading up to the acquisition of a fresh lot, we don’t blink twice before jazzing it up to use in another fun-filled snack, pun unintended. These roly-poly deep-fried beauties come alive with the punch of sweet-hot-sour tastes of the typical chaat variety, and the lusciousness of avocados walloped with a dusting of chilli powder and a squirt of lemon juice.

Avocado Pani Puri

Avocado Pani Puri

(Serves 3-4)

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Lemon
  • 30 Puris (Crisp, hollow, spherical crackers)
  • ¼ Cup fresh mung bean/dal sprouts
  • Salt and chilli powder, chaat masala to taste
  • ¼ Cup sweet tamarind chutney
  • Pani or spiced water (recipe follows)
  1. Slit the avocado into 2 halves and remove the seeds. Scoop out the flesh using a sharp-edged spoon and cut it into chunks. Transfer the chunks to a bowl and squeeze some lemon juice all over the chunks. Sprinkle with salt, chilli powder and chaat masala to taste.
  2. When you are ready to serve, crack the tops of the puris and make a hole just enough to fill them. In each puri add an avocado chunk, some mung sprouts and a dollop of sweet chutney as the filling. Pass the Pani (spiced water) in wide-mouthed cups, one for each person. Dip the filled puris in the Pani and stuff the entire puri in your mouth.

Avocado Pani Puri

Tadka’s Shortcut Pani for Pani-Puri

  • 1 Litre cold water
  • ¼ Cup mint-coriander chutney (Or 2 cups mint+1 cup coriander leaves+2 green chillies ground to a paste)
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet tamarind chutney
  • ½ Teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ Teaspoon kala namak or powdered rock salt
  • 2 Tablespoons boondi

Stir the chutneys and spices into the water. Top with the boondi just before serving.

Avocado Pani Puri

Note: 

For a dressed up version of the avocado filling, mix in some finely chopped onion, tomato, minced green chilies and cilantro/ coriander leaves before squirting the lemon juice.

Stop by an Indian grocery store and you should be able to pick up a kit that includes everything you need for this dish – the crackers, instant mixes for hot and sweet chutneys and the pani. Ask for a Pani Puri kit by Haldirams.

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17 Responses to Gulp And Gone! Avocado Pani Puri.

  1. Loved the addition of creamy avocado’s to the pani puri…its been ages since i have had some and now I am really really craving for some… Loved the food styling

  2. Riddhi says:

    Love your twist on regular pani-puri with potatoes. It sounds like a golden combination!
    Lovely styling and photos!

  3. Laavy says:

    OMG,this is so innovative and delicious :)

  4. This looks delicious – and just different enough to add a nice update to an old favorite!

  5. The addition of avacados to the regular pani puri had uplifted the flavor I would say. Nice recipe!!! Nice to meet you!!

  6. Soma says:

    Love the twist and gorgeous photos!!

  7. Rick Johnson says:

    Definitely going to try these. I live in Cloverdale, ( Surrey) BC, Canada and wondering where I can buy the puris (spherical crackers)

    Rick

    • Tadka Pasta says:

      Hi Rick! Stop by at an Indian grocery store and you should be able to pick up a kit that includes everything you need – the crackers, instant mixes for chutneys and the pani. Ask for a Pani Puri by Haldirams. You’re going to love them :)

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  9. Janani says:

    wow awesome I am a crazy pani puri lover and as well as avacado and combo of both is just awesome.

  10. Wow!!! This looks so perfect! I love the pani recipe. Bookmarked!

  11. How did your golgopaas turn up so perfectly round.. Nice recipe..

  12. White Pearl says:

    I love such innovations in traditional food….Love the perfect addition to pani puri too…Now I am craving to try this one…..Lovely !

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