There’s no way I can convey how much pani puris (also called gol gappas) mean to me. Gol means round and gappa refers to chatting or talking, while pani means water and puris are fried round crisps. All over northern India, you’ll find carts surrounded by people stuffing these mini puris into their mouths, one after another. When I’d visit India as a little girl, it was the one snack I would wail about for hours until my grandfather would finally give in. Be warned: Once you eat one, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop.
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