Wait, What? Pani Ke Pakode?
Image Credit: Image: Chef Pankaj Bhadouria/Youtube

We all have a special love for street food. Be it Amritsar or Kolkata, Dehradun, or Bangalore, every region offers some amazing street food. What comes to your mind when you think of a lip-smacking dish sold on carts on the streets? I think it would be something between gol gappe or tikki right? But we have an even more flavourful dish for you. Can you guess??

We are talking about Pani Ke Pakode. Yes, you read that right. This dish which is also a popular street food in North India is one of those delights that have totally managed to stand out in terms of amazing flavour and texture. You could say that Pani Ke Pakode is a combination of gol gappe and dahi vada. Amazing, isn’t it? This dish has besan pakoda dipped into tangy water made up of tamarind, green chutney, and a lot of spices. 

You know what? Chef Pankaj Bhadouria has shared the recipe of this amazing pani ke pakoda and we are all drooling. Chef Pankaj took to Instagram and wrote “Pani mein pakoda ya Pakode mein pani, hai kya ye mystery? Watch the recipe now to know!”. Are you eagerly waiting for the recipe of this amazing Pani Ke Pakode? Follow the steps below and have the best time. 


  • 1 cup besan
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch of hing
  • 3 green chillies
  • ¼ tbsp baking powder
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 400 ml guava juice
  • 1 tbsp black salt
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • Water


  • Take a bowl and add besan to it.
  • Add salt and hing. Add some water to it to bring it to a thick consistency.
  • When you attain a smooth batter, keep it aside for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Then, add baking powder and mix the batter well.
  • Now, make pakodas using the batter and dry them in hot oil.
  • Keep the pakoras aside and empty them in cold water.
  • Take a blender and make chutney using coriander leaves, ginger, mint leaves and lemon juice in it.
  • Pour the chutney into a bowl and some tamarind paste into it.
  • Add guava juice into it. Also, add some water.
  • Take another bowl and add the prepared water to it.
  • Add chaat masala, black salt, chilli flakes and cumin powder into the water.
  • Mix everything together.
  • Now, squeeze out normal water from the pakoras and add them to the chutney water.
  • Let them immerse them properly and then serve them.
  • Pour flavoured water into the pakodas and garnish them using coriander leaves, lemon wedges and sliced onions.