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Vegan Indian Fried Potato Dumplings
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Vegan Indian Fried Potato Dumplings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Pani puri is one of the most popular street foods in India. Basically, pani puri is like a fried dumpling which is filled with potato filling and flavored water. In some regions, it is known as gol gappa. In some regions, it is known as gup chup. You can have it sweet or you can have it spicy. It's up to you.

Many of us think that making pani puri at home would be difficult. But trust me, it is one of the easiest recipes you can make. The spicy hot filling and the cool flavored water combination will definitely blow your mind. This dish is fresh, full of flavor, and easy to make. I am implementing commonly used ingredients here. You can also customize your own dumplings according to your individual tastes. Here we go.



• 4 cups of water

• 2-3 teaspoon mint powder

• ½ teaspoon ginger paste

• 1 green chili paste

• ½ teaspoon mango powder

• ½ teaspoon cumin powder

• Salt to taste


• 1 large boiled potato

• Chopped onions

• ½ cup boiled garbanzo beans (or chickpeas)

• ½ teaspoon red chili powder

• Salt to taste

• Chopped cilantro

• Crispy chickpea noodles -optional


• 1 cup semolina

• 2 teaspoon flour

• Oil to fry

• Water

• Salt to taste


  • STEP 1: First, in a bowl, add your semolina and refined flour. Add a pinch of salt. Then add water and mix the dough to your desired consistency. The dough should not be too hard nor too watery. Cover the dough and set it aside for 15 minutes.
  • STEP 2: Now prepare the filling. Combine boiled potatoes and garbanzo beans in a bowl. Add some salt and red chili powder and mash the mixture. Keep the chopped cilantro and onions aside for serving, along with the filling.
  • STEP 3: Prep your pani, or flavored water. Take 4 cups of water and in a large bowl, add the mint powder, cumin powder, and mango powder. Then add the ginger paste and green chili powder to the water along with some salt to taste. Mix well.
  • STEP 4: Let's prepare the puri (dumplings). Take the dough and make small 2 inches sized balls in your hands. Roll out the balls into flat rounds about 2 inches diameter.
  • STEP 5: Heat some oil in a pan. Slowly add your dumplings. And put the puris slowly into the pan. Fry the puris for around 5 -7 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown.


  • STEP 1: Take the dumplings and create a small hole in the hollow puri.
  • STEP 2: Add the potato filling and chopped onions.
  • STEP 3: Now dip the puris in the flavored water.
  • STEP 4: Finally, serve with chopped cilantro, vegan yogurt and crispy chickpea noodles.


  • Boiled sprouts
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Boiled black chickpeas

These ingredients can also be added and the dish in various ways. Enjoy your crispy and spicy pani puri immediately after serving. Enjoy!

Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.

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  1. Support
    These look fantastic! We just pinned them to our Pinterest board "Vegan Appetizers & Starters". Thanks for posting to The Flaming Vegan!
  2. Carole
    Wow this seems amazing!


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