Nellikai Pani Puri - Gooseberry Pani Puri - Amla Pani Puri

Colorless Paani for PaniPuri made out of Amla (gooseberry). Gooseberry is Nellikai in kannada and Tamil. Amla in Hindi. Healthy drink as well, rich in Vitamin C.

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Prep Time : 30 Mins

  • Paani Puri Recipe -  Puri ( I used store bought puri's )
  • Gooseberry / Nellikai / Amla - 5 nos
  • Lemon / Lime juice - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black salt - a pinch
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped
  • Chaat masala powder a pinch
  • Ginger - a small piece, grated
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Ingredients for topping of the pani puri
  • Peas / Mutter / Buttani - 1 cup (Cooked)
  • Aloo / Potatoes - 1 cup (cooked(mashed))
  • Carrot - 1 cup (grated)
  • Yellow onions - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Method for pani
  • Remove seeds & Grate the gooseberries add 1/2 cup of water and cook them in a pan or use pressure cooker to cook(without water)
  • Blend the cooked gooseberries/nellikai , green chillies, coriander, ginger into a coarse 
  • In a muslin cloth or cheese cloth put all the mixture tightly make a knot and put it in the pan 
  • Add 3 cups of water and keep aside for about 20 mins. In between open the cloth knot and press hard using spoon to strain the coarse mixture to get flavor. 
  • Then add salt , chaat masala, black salt, sugar and lemon juice
  • Stir well add water if necessary , adjust the salt and sugar and lemon juice if needed. 
  • Keep refrigerator if needed or served as room temp. Remaing pani can be keep regrigerator long last 1 week
Assembling  Pani puri
  1. Take a puri crack a small hole in the center 
  2. Fill little potatoes, peas, carrot, onions and immerse it in the chill pani and eat immediately
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