Gol Gappay, also known as Pani Puri or Puchka in different regions of South Asia, is a popular and beloved street food. It is a type of snack that consists of small, round, hollow puris (crispy fried dough balls) filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamarind chutney, chaat masala, potatoes, chickpeas, onions, and sometimes sprouts or other ingredients.
The preparation and ingredients can vary regionally, and different people might have their own variations of Gol Gappay. The dish is known by different names in various parts of South Asia, such as Pani Puri in India, Puchka in West Bengal, and Golgappa in some parts of North India and Pakistan.
Eating Gol Gappay is often a unique and delightful experience. The puris are usually filled with the flavorful mixture just before being served, and they are meant to be eaten in one bite to capture the burst of flavors. The combination of crispy puris and the tangy, spicy, and sweet filling makes Gol Gappay a popular and iconic street food across the Indian subcontinent.