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Lip Smacking Varients

Written By Pratyush Arya

Published On Aug 14, 2016

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There is no better stress bursting street food than golgappas filled with boiled potatoes, chickpeas, and flavored water. Available easily, and easy on pockets, these little pieces of heaven fit every occasion and every mood. Below we have listed some of the lip smacking variants of the golgappe ka paani.

Hing Paani


Made with hing (asafoetida), tamarind paste, black salt, and chaat masala, this variant of the golgappa pani is total delight for both the hing lovers, and otherwise as well.

The Pacharanga shop in Tilak Nagar is known for its hing golgappas.

Jeera Paani


This is a bit tangy in taste due to the addition of lemon juice along with roasted jeera, black salt, and chat masala. The people inclined towards the taste of lemon juices are sure to love this variant.

Lala Babu Chat Bhandaar, in Chandani Chowk is famous all over Delhi for their spicy and tangy jeera water.

Lahsun Paani


This one is especially for those who love eating extremely spicy golgappa. Made with garlic, black salt, and chili powder to spice it all up, this one is sure to get your tastebuds hot.

Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar in Chandani Chowk serves some real lip smacking lahsun golgappe.

Pudina Paani


Made using fresh mint leaves, this variant serves everyone as it is neither too spicy, nor is it too dull. Moderately spicy thanks to the mint leaves, this one will keep you asking for more.

Grover Sweets in Rajouri Market is known for their minty water.

Dhaniya aur Pudina Paani


An improvised variant of the pudina paani, this one includes freshly chopped coriander leaves as well. That renders it even more fresh, and brings in a new taste altogether.

Evergreen Sweet House, in Green Park, is known for this variant of the paani.

Dahi Imli ka Paani


For those of you who love golgappas but cannot stand spicy food, this one is a savior. The golgappa is filled with a couple of spoons of fresh curd and imli ki chutney, and topped with chat masala to make it sweet and tangy at the same time. This is a must eat after having a plate of spicy golgappas to restore the balance.

Chhotelal Chat Bhandaar in Chawri Market is famous for dahi golgappe.

Vodka Shots Golgappas


This is as good as it sounds. Prepared just like any normal golgappe ka pani, just with a little twist. Add alcohol of your choice to it before refrigerating the water, and enjoy the vodka shots paani puri, and get an altogether different kind of high.

The microbrewery, Punjabi By Nature serves lip-smacking vodka shots paani puris.