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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pani-Puri Rice

Were your surprised reading the name of the recipe??? DH was very much so.

The idea for this experiment came from Pani-Puri flavored noodles. I bought pani-puri flavored noodles from Indian grocery store, and tried those but they didn't have Pani Puri taste at all. After a while when I had some leftovers from overnight pani-puri feast, including pani, potato filling, and some chutney and I thought if Nissin can sell pani-puri flavored noodles when noodles hardly carry any panipuri flavor, rice would actually soak it better. Hence, I cooked the rice in panipuri pani and fresh masalas. The rice soak up all the masalas and taste was just AMAZING!!! Tangy, spicy, minty in same bite. I thought when you refer to something as panipuri flavored, it should actually have all these tastes. All three combined make authentic panipuri taste.

After cooking(boiling) the rice in pani puri's pani, I warmed up the other leftovers in rice and served it. Basically, you can use all leftovers like white peas ragda, boiled potatos, black chana, mint chutney, and pomegranate.

Me and DH love to eat this rice with little sip of pani puri's pani.

-- For Fresh Pani Puri Masala


  • 2 cups Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 5-6 Green Chilles or to taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1-1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Amchur
  • 1-1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Piece of Ginger
  • Juice of 1 Big Lemon
  • Salt to taste


1. Blend all ingredients in the blender and make puree.

2. Pour this puree in deep vesel and add 7-8 cups of water.

3. Add piece jaggery and bring it up to the boil. Taste and adjust seasoning.

4. Cool down the pani and stain well. Serve Chilled.

--For Pani Puri Rice


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups Pani Puri's Pani
  • 2-3 tbsp Fresh Pani Puri Masala
  • 1 Small Green Chilli, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 3-4 Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 1 Pinch Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste

-- For Serving Ingredients

  • Mint Chutney
  • Pani of Pani Puri
  • 1/2 cup Potato-Chana filling
  • Pomagranate Seeds
  • Pani Puri Masala, store bought


1. Heat oil in sauce pan, add cumin seeds and green chilli.

2. When they turn liitle brown, add pani of pani puri, little salt, cumin powder, mint leaves, fresh pani puri masala, and rice. Bring it to boil, turn down the heat on medium low, cover with lid, and cook until rice is done. (Absolutely no picking when rice is cooking. It'll cook perfectly fluffly in 20- 25 minutes.)

3. Take some rice in bowl, and mix some warm potato-chana filling, mint chutney, pomegranate. Sprinkle little pani puri masala on top.

4. Serve with Pani Puri ka pani to sip with it.


Tip: For best pani-puri flavor, make pani with your homemade masala rather than store-bought.


Anshie said...

I love the addition of the pomegranate ! Spectacular!

Madhavi said...

Oh super fast comment..hehehe, thanks dear!!

Jay said...

Hy Madhavi,
Interesting recipe...lovely presentation...first time here..Am your happy follower now..:)
Do drop in at my space sometime.

Rachana said...

Wow! This is a cool idea... I am a big fan of Maggi noodles but didn't know about the pani puri flavored noodles. Will try and get hold of it ASAP :-) and in the meantime will make this delicious pani-puri rice.

Pavithra said...

Wow this is interesting and looks yummy too .. will try shortly.

notyet100 said...

this looks so delicious

Namratha said...

Hats off to your creativity, I can't even imagine how good this must have tasted!Brilliant! Will remember to try this the next time I make pani-puri.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

yes, definitely surprised by the name and will try to make a version of this as i cannot wait :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks lovely n delicious...following u>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

PranisKitchen said...

thats a nice idea of making a rice with left over panipuri masala good one.. came out good

Suma Rowjee said...

What an interesting idea!! Am sure this will be a hit!!

Pavithra Srihari said...

This is very unique and innovative too ... love it

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwww.. looks awesome and delicious.. very interesting recipe.. thanks for sharing !!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thats so creative..looks so delicious..

Prathibha said...

I would love to dig in tat place...die hard fan of pani poori..looks super delicious

mita said...

gr8 idea... I always make pani puri 's pani in large quantity and thn throw it , this is really helpful

Tanvi said...

Thank You for stopping by my Blog Madhavi! "Fan" is such a huge compliment. I am tongue tied ... but very honored. Thanks! :)

Your blog made my mouth water ... Husband has been pressing to have some Pani Puri for few days now ... your post just reminded me to get to it sooon!!! :)

Also, please mail me your email address, cldn't find iton your blog! Thanks!

Shanthi said...

Very creative. Luv it

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pani puri rice..I checked once again looking at the post title whether I read correct...I am amazed...never thought of making rice out of pani puri pani & masala....

Gulmohar said...

Yes, I was surprised..pani puri flavored noodles...would love to try some

Red Chillies said...

The idea seems intriguing! Thanks for visting my blog, you have a good one here.

sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely treat!. Perfect for any occasion.

Akila said...

Hi really a very nice presentation and lovely rice...

Madhavi said...

Thank you all :))

RV said...

This a splendid recipe Madhavi. 'Pani Puri' makes me drool..