Fried water bombs – Pani Puri on Chowpatti beach

Street food stalls on Chowpati beach in Mumbai offer a variety of favorite snacks like Pani puri, Bhel puri, Sev Puri and more.

Street food stalls on Chowpati beach in Mumbai offer a variety of favorite snacks like Bhel puri, Sev Puri and Pani puri.

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A man visiting Chowpatti beach just after sunset, enjoys Pani Puri, as the vendor looks on. Mumbai. August 2009

Children visiting Chowpatti beach just after sunset, enjoy Pani Puri, a favorite street food snack. Mumbai, August 2009

Children visiting Chowpatti beach just after sunset, enjoy Pani Puri, a favorite street food snack. Mumbai, August 2009

Panipuri, or Pani puri, is a snack synonymous with the beaches of Mumbai. However, it is also very popular in all other parts of India known by many names like golgappa (plural golguppe) in North India, Foochka (Puchka) in West Bengal and Gupchup in some central parts of India like Hyderabad.

Panipuri, or Pani puri, is a snack synonymous with the beaches of Mumbai. However, it is also very popular in all other parts of India known by many names like golgappa in North India, Foochka (Puchka) in West Bengal and Gupchup in some central parts of India like Hyderabad.

A vendor at a food stall on Juhu Chowpati beach serving dripping Pani Puri. Mumbai, August 2009

A vendor at a food stall on Juhu Chowpatti beach serving dripping Pani Puri. Mumbai, August 2009

A vendor at a food stall on Juhu Chowpati beach serving dripping Pani Puri. Mumbai, August 2009

A vendor at a food stall on Juhu Chowpatti beach serving dripping Pani Puri. Mumbai, August 2009

  • I had a methi puri recently, divine, I am so envious!
    Beautiful joyous photos!

  • I had a methi puri recently, divine, I am so envious!
    Beautiful joyous photos!

  • 😀 lovely lovely photo essay this…
    Jai Maharashtra

  • 😀 lovely lovely photo essay this…
    Jai Maharashtra

  • I want to be there!

  • I want to be there!

  • abhishek

    Dont forget to ask for “MiTha (Sweet) puri” or “Masala (spices) puri” after your finish your panipuri….
    Its a complementary puri you get to complete this eating experience….
    cheers

    • 🙂 I know Abhishek. I did go for the masala ones 🙂 pretty awesome indeed

  • abhishek

    Dont forget to ask for “MiTha (Sweet) puri” or “Masala (spices) puri” after your finish your panipuri….
    Its a complementary puri you get to complete this eating experience….
    cheers

    • 🙂 I know Abhishek. I did go for the masala ones 🙂 pretty awesome indeed

  • Superb blog, excellent photographs….great work man.

  • Superb blog, excellent photographs….great work man.

  • Priyanka

    too good. i liked ur photography…
    just finding some bombay pics i have got those on ur website.
    good work

  • Priyanka

    too good. i liked ur photography…
    just finding some bombay pics i have got those on ur website.
    good work

  • I really really miss the Pani Puri.
    Almost worth the money flying back to Goa just for the pani puri 😀

  • I really really miss the Pani Puri.
    Almost worth the money flying back to Goa just for the pani puri 😀

  • francis

    It seems like the street foods there are very famous. I want to taste them when i have the time to travel Chowpatty. The street foods in Siem Reap are also delicious and famous to the tourist.

  • francis

    It seems like the street foods there are very famous. I want to taste them when i have the time to travel Chowpatty. The street foods in Siem Reap are also delicious and famous to the tourist.