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institutionalised Calcutta street food. Literally, its crispy savoury dumplings stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes. This is made at roadside stalls and is dunked into some chilled tamarind/spicy water before it's served. Advisable to consume it in one mouthful!

Usage

(at Lajpat Nagar)
Reena: chal, lets have some paani puri
Debolina: Paani Puri?? no way...i'm a Puchka person.
Added 2011-10-14 by CalcuttaMaami

Root

Bengali

Region

calcutta

Categories

Food and Drink

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