Pani Puri with Veggies

Text & Photograph: Priya Narayan

With winter around the corner, the basic metabolic rate of the body gets prepped up leading to more hunger. During this season the body needs more energy and the digestion power is optimal, so a variety of food can be introduced.

Every one loves chat items like bhel puri, pani puri, sev puri etc. The tanginess of these is loved by one and all. Alas, they all fall into the junk food category offering very less nutritional value. This is detrimental to growing children as they simply love to devour these tasty treats regularly.

Healthy & fun – Pani Puri with vegetables by Priya Narayan

However, we can make it nutritious by adding our own healthy creativity. I am presenting a simple, yet mouthwatering and nutritionally rich pani puri recipe for our readers:


  • 1 dozen wholewheat pani puris
  • 1 potato boiled and mashed
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup veggies (grated carrot, finely chopped capsicum, boiled corn, any veggies of your choice)
  • Half cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Half teaspoon chat masala
  • Red chilli powder or finely chopped green chillies as per taste
  • Corriander and mint chutney
  • Dates and jaggery chutney



  • All the above ingredients in a large glass bowl, except the chutneys, and mix well.
  • Adjust the salt and spice according to one’s liking.
  • Arrange the pani puris on a plate and lightly make a hole in the centre.
  • Stuff the puris with the filling and add a teaspoon of both the chutneys on the top.
  • Your yummy pani puris with veggies are now ready to eat.
  • This filling can be utilized in shev puri and tart cups too.
  • Thick yoghurt can also be added if you like.

Text & Photograph: Priya Narayan

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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University. A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.

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