S for S.P. or Sev Puri

sev puri

Whenever we go to Pune, which is often, that evening we have chat!

The menu generally is S.P.D.P or Pani Puri or both!

Pani puri is Gol Guppe. The puris are purchased and the chutney and filling are made at home. We are 8-10 adults and 5 kids but this is a get-together we are having and you can guess it’s very very noisy.

Wondering what  S.P. & S.P.D.P is? Sev Puri & Sev Puri Dahi Puri. These we generally have Sev puri dhai puri at the chatwalla place. But pani puris are made at home.

Since we purchase puris we buy Pani Puri puris, saves us the hassle of keeping flat ones separate so I have made mine in the Pani Puri puri not the flat ones. Guess we are too used to it…

The puris can be made at home; they are not difficult but time consuming.

In case you want to make them, here is the recipe.  I have never made them but the source of this recipe is very trustworthy. None of the recipes have failed me yet.

Yield: 16-20 puris
Shelf life: 15-20 days if you can keep the two-legged pests away
  • ¼ cup Maida or APF
  • ¾ tblspn besan/Chana dal flour
  • ½ tsp rice flour
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • A pinch of baking powder
  • Using very little water mix all the ingredients. Your dough should be firm.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a thick kadhai/wok. As the oil is heating make your puris, small bite size puris. Using a fork pierce the puris if you do not the puris to fluff up.
  • Fry them on low flame on both sides till they are golden-brown.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper and store in an airtight container.

Now, let us get down making our S.P.!!!!Drooooooool!!!!!

We prefer Sev Puri so here is Sev Puri that I made at home

Filling for S.P.:  

Before that let me warn you what we have at the time of serving is crazy time.  No matter how much I try to organise the entire proceedings we end up in a bedlam. Some complaints and grumbling … well it’s a part of family life.

We need

  •  Peel and mash the potatoes add some of the green chutney not much 1-2 tsp, chat masala, kala namak just for flavour a little salt. Mix.
  • Next the boiled veggies drain and keep aside.
  • Crack open the puris and add some of the boiled potatoes, the kids refuse to eat the boiled veggies so they end up in out puris, boiled moong, boondi.
  • Top up with chutney, sev and coriander. Sprinkle chat masal on top.

By now the the time the puris are about filled up with the fillings we have a  commotion is enough to drive you crazy.

Akanksha by now has grabbed a huge dish and is piling the filled puris in them, we have the usual enquiry,” who are those for? ‘

The usual answer is me.

My warning she cannot eat as many.

I can …

Then we use the ultimate threat you fill them all pile the chutney they will go soggy and you cannot eat them.

So promptly her plate is changed to a smaller one with 5-6 puris and she is allowed to add her own concoction of chutney, sev and coriander, her favourite chat masala sprinkled and then

Peace reigns as she begins to eat….

We are now free to eat as per our wishes.


In case you want to make sev puri dhai puris top the puris with sweetened curds before you add the sev. We do not like sweet curds (You are right I am one of the few people who does not like shrikhand) so we avoid it.

This is a part of Blogging Marathon where are blogging with alphabets.

In this series of blogging with alphabets  here is what I have already blogged about.

A Aliva che ladoo

B Baked potato

C Chana cho ras

D Drunkard’s Noodles

E Eggless Pancakes

F Fried Egg

G Gnocchi

H Hummus

I-Insalata Caprese Indianised

J Jackfruit Cake or Dhonas

K Katin Saar or Katchi Amti

L Lasagne

M Mangane

N Nutella Magic Cake

O Oreos

P Perad or Guava Cheese

Q Quaker Oats Sheek Kabab

R Rasgulla 

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Courtesy: Preeti

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18 thoughts on “S for S.P. or Sev Puri

  1. Sowmya September 23, 2013 at 10:24 am Reply

    chaat items are my fav!! super tempting!!


  2. Chitz September 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Ahh, I love chaat a lot & sev puri is the fav among them.. Looks tempting !

  3. Priya September 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm Reply

    You r torturing me with that plate of addictive sev puri, omg makes me drool.

  4. PJ September 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Still giggling over your ‘shel life’ remark 🙂
    This is one of our fav.Must have some this evening 🙂

  5. Vaishali Sabnani September 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I too make sev poori with golgappas…but of course with flat ones too..but these are my fav…love to eat these..in fact I feel like eating some now.

  6. Sandhya Karandikar September 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm Reply

    SPDP Signature dish at Vaishali’s in Pune. Just love it anywhere. May I have the plate please?

  7. Srivalli September 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm Reply

    hahah…reading your banter reminds me of our own at home..guess it’s same with all!..S.P looks tempting!

  8. smithakal September 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm Reply

    yum.. im drooling here..

  9. manjula September 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm Reply

    wow very very delicious looking sev poori dear 🙂 makes me drool here !!

  10. pumpkinfarmfood September 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm Reply

    you have made masala pooris, or atleast thats what they call it here, either ways, i can eat it anytime…lovely click

  11. cookingwithsapana September 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Sev Poori looks so delicious ..tempting me to make some again..

  12. Chef Mireille September 24, 2013 at 2:54 am Reply

    perfect for snack time

  13. Rajani September 28, 2013 at 10:46 pm Reply

    Can imagine the noise at the eat out :)), but can’t believe you have made all this stuff from scratch! I am a Haldiram girl in this matter (their bhel puri is good)

  14. harini September 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm Reply

    One of my favorite street foods!! Lovely!

  15. veena September 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm Reply

    Perfect …looks very inviting!!!

  16. Pavani October 1, 2013 at 8:31 am Reply

    Yummy street food becomes healthy snack food at home.. awesome..

  17. Preeti Garg October 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Lovely click… super tasty.

  18. Gayathri kumar October 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm Reply

    Sev puri looks so inviting. Loved and enjoyed your write up…

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