Fried water bombs – Pani Puri on Chowpatti beach

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

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