Vodka Pani Puri – Savory Indian Snack (Vodka Infused Snack)

Vodka Pani Puri – Savory Indian Snack (Vodka Infused Snack) :A popular vegetarian snack from India. Puffed Wheat Snack filled with spicy vodka mint water!

Vodka-Golgappa

Vodka Pani Puri – Savory Indian Snack (Vodka Infused Snack):

First – It’s a street food which is available in almost all of India by various names – Golgappa / Pani-Puri / Puchka n so on & eaten-loved by almost all age group from 2yrs old to 80+yrs…..It’s a basic puffed Indian savory bread filled with boiled potato and garbanzo beans served with fresh minty water (without any alcohol).

 

Second – We are almost in the week of Diwali (Indian Festival of Light) which is celebrated with lots of excitement, get-together, decoration of houses/surroundings by lights, sweets and savories prepared especially for loved ones.


Thirdly – Just because of the celebrations, I’m infusing this with vodka to give an extra bold flavor to it. (Please serve carefully & eat responsibly 🙂
I can go on and on about this recipe but without any more delay, here’s the recipe for you’ll to enjoy !
For Easier Reference: I’ve broken the steps into two broad heading:
  • Making the Vodka Water
  • Stuffing the Savories/Golgappa
Vodka Infused Savory Indian Snack (Vodka Pani Puri)
Serves:4 People
Serving Suggestion: Serve Fresh
Tools:
  • Large Bowl / Jug – For mixing the water with other ingredients
  • Hand Mixer or Food Blender
  • Medium Strainer(Channi)
  • 1 Large Serving Dish or Individual Plates/Bowls – For serving the dish
Savory Indian Snack

Ingredients:

2 Box/Bags of Golgappa (About 24) – Can be homemade or Store bought (easily available in any Indian stores)

For Savory/Golgappa Stuffing:
1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt (Whipped for one minute using hand mixer or electronic) Any kind can yogurt can be used
1/2 Tsp Tamarind Paste / Chutney
 2 Large Boiled Potato – Cut into tiny bite size pieces
1/2 Cup Large Can of Cooked Garbanzo – Mashed – (If using uncooked, please soak overnight and boil till tender. Strain the garbanzo once cooked and keep aside) – OPTIONAL
4 Tbsp of Fresh Pomegranate Seeds – Chilled – OPTIONAL
 
For the Vodka Infused Water/Pani-Puri Water:
5 Cups Water – Chilled
1 Cup Vodka
1.5 Cups Fresh Mint Leaves – Cleaned and washed
1 Cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves – Cleaned and washed
1/2 Tsp Green Chili Sauce / Paste – OPTIONAL
1/4 Tsp Ginger Paste
1 Tbsp Jaggery or Brown Sugar or Regular Sugar
1/2 Tsp Tamarind Paste / Chutney – (Available in any Indian grocey store)
Powdered Spices: 
1 Tsp Cumin Powder
1 Tsp Red Chili Powder – Optional
2 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)
1 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt (Kala Namak)

Method:

Note: The Golgappa or Savories are stuffed just before serving. (Doing this earlier will result in soggy product)

The Process of Making the Vodka Pani-Puri Water:

  1. In a food blender, add all the “Pani-Puri Water” ingredients except Vodka and blend until the leaves are evenly mixed into a fine paste (2mins)
  2. Take a large bowl and pour the blended water using a strainer (strain any residue).
  3. Now add all the powdered spices and give it a good stir (Taste the water to make sure it’s the right blend of sweet n spicy).
  4. Add Vodka and stir lightly to mix everything.

 

The Process of Stuffing the Savory/Golgappa & Serving :
  1. In a serving plate, place the golgappa (savories) and crack them lightly on top, removing the
    shell and making a well in-between for the filling.
  2. Now take few pieces of boiled potato, garbanzo beans and add it in the already created space in
    golgappa(savories).
  3. Pour 2-3 Tbsp of Vodka Pani-Puri water over the stuffed golgappa and drizzle with yogurt and tamarind
    sauce.
  4. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top and serve.

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Vodka Infused Savory Indian Snack (Vodka Pani Puri)

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 Box/Bags of Golgappa (About 24) - Can be homemade or Store bought (easily available in any Indian stores)

For Savory/Golgappa Stuffing:

1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt - Whipped - Any kind can yogurt can be used

1/2 Tsp Tamarind Chutney  (Available in any Indian grocery store)

 2 Large Boiled Potato - Cut into tiny bite size pieces

1/2 Cup Large Can of Cooked Garbanzo - Mashed - (If using uncooked, please soak overnight and boil till tender. Strain the garbanzo once cooked and keep aside) - OPTIONAL

4 Tbsp of Fresh Pomegranate Seeds - Chilled - OPTIONAL

For the Vodka Infused Water/ Pani-Puri Water:

5 Cups Water - Chilled

1 Cup Vodka - (I’m using grey goose) - You can use any brand & increase or decrease the quantity per taste

1.5 Cups Fresh Mint Leaves - Cleaned and washed

1 Cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves - Cleaned and washed

1/2 Tsp Green Chili Sauce / Paste - (Depending on availability & taste) - OPTIONAL

1/4 Tsp Ginger Paste

1 Tbsp Jaggery or Brown Sugar or Regular Sugar

1/2 Tsp Tamarind Chutney - (Available in any Indian grocey store)

 

Powdered Spices: 

1 Tsp Cumin Powder

1 Tsp Red Chili Powder - Optional

2 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)

1 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

Instructions

  1. Note: The Golgappa or Savories are stuffed just before serving. (Doing this earlier will result in soggy product)
  2.  
  3. Process of Making the Vodka Pani-Puri Water:
  4. In a food blender, add all the "Pani-Puri Water" ingredients except Vodka and blend until the leaves are evenly mixed into a fine paste (2mins)
  5. Take a large bowl and pour the blended water using a strainer (strain any residue).
  6. Now add all the powdered spices and give it a good stir (Taste the water to make sure it’s the right blend of sweet n spicy).
  7. Add Vodka and stir lightly to mix everything.
  8.  
  9. Process of Stuffing the Savory / Golgappa & Serving : 
  10. In a serving plate, place the golgappa(savories) and crack them lightly on top, removing the?shell and making a well in-between for the filling.
  11. Now take few pieces of boiled potato, garbanzo beans and add it in the already created space in?golgappa(savories).
  12. Pour 2-3 Tbsp of Vodka Pani-Puri water over the stuffed golgappa and drizzle with yogurt and tamarind?sauce.
  13. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top and serve.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Snack
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