Vodka Pani Puri – (Vodka Infused Savory Indian Snack) : They are crunchy, sweet, savory and filled with this fresh-n-delicious spicy vodka mint water mix, that makes you crave one after the other. Ready in 15 minutes and feeds a big crowd (it can be prepped a night before and served next day).
Hey Everyone, as I mentioned in my previous post as well, ” Holi “, one of the Biggest Indian Festival, also known as Festival of Colors is just around the corner and I’m busy planning for our Holi party, food, and decoration.
And these Vodka Pani Puri – (Vodka Infused Savory Indian Snack) are hands down our (family/friends/everyone in our parties) FAVORITE snacks for Holi parties. What makes it everyone’s favorite is the taste and how easy it is to prepare.
Also, since Holi is a festival celebrated mostly during the daytime with lots of fun activities involving all sorts of colors, water, etc, you want the snacks to be light and equally fun to grab n go. Hence Indian Chaat (popularly known as street food) is the most commonly served item.
These Vodka Pani Puri are a part of the ‘chaat food category’. Now, in the streets, you will only get the Pani-Puri version of this minus the vodka 😉 Please don’t go looking for Vodka Pani Puri in the streets..lol !!
We get these Gol-Gappa – puffed wheat snack at literally all Indian grocery stores in the USA and most of the countries and all you do is make the Spicy Vodka-Mint water mix + fillings at home and you are good to go.
Since the puffs/gol-gappa are extremely prone to breakage easily, you don’t want to overfill them nor fill them with heavy stuff. Hence the fillings are usually boiled garbanzo beans, potatoes with thick chutneys and yogurt.
But I like making my own Pani Puri mix at home and then add vodka in the end for the Vodka Pani Puri.
Here’s a platter of gol-gappa’s filled with chutney, yogurt, garbanzo beans, and potatoes, all ready to be served with the vodka mint mix.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TIP (Serving this Recipe)
You don’t want to fill the water in the gol-gappas (wheat puffs) and keep for more than 5 minutes as they’ll turn soggy and break. They are usually filled and served immediately.
BEST: Keep a tray filled with gol-gappa and mint water separately and have your guests fill them and eat as per their choice.
The platter below is ready to be served and trust me, it’s gone the minute it’s served. What I usually do, is add the stuffed gol-gappa on top of these shot glasses filled with vodka-mint water.
Then you just eat the gol-gappa and drink the water right after or pour a little water in your gol-gappa and munch.
Whichever, way you like to eat them, these Vodka Pani Puri are going to make you a fan and you’ll definitely find ways to keep them in your parties.
They also make GREAT Gameday party snacks too …. who doesnt like munchies filled with little vodka 😉
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This recipe was originally posted on my blog in 2014 and here are the old pics 😉