Pakistan Traditional Crispy Gol Gappay with Khatta & Potato Filling

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It is also known as pani puri. The food street stalls, chat corner or at any events gol gappa is a dish everyone love it.

Here is step by step procedure of Pakistan Traditional Crispy Gol Gappay with Khatta & Potato Filling in easy and quick way.

Table of Content

  • Ingredients with Quantity
  • Preparation of Pakistan Traditional Crispy Gol Gappay with Khatta & Potato Filling
  • Assembling
  • Serving
  • Health Tips

Ingredients with Quantity:

Gol gappa Dough:

  1. 1 cup Semolina (Sooji)
  2. 2 tbs All-purpose flour (Maida)
  3. ½ tsp or to taste Salt (Namak)
  4. 1 pinch Baking soda
  5. Water as required (Paani)
  6. Oil for frying

Gol Gappay Water:

  1. 5 cups Water (Paani)
  2. 1 cup Tamarind (Imli) (Soak in 1 cup water)
  3. ½ tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
  4. 1 tsp or to taste Chaat masala
  5. ½ tsp or to taste Salt (Namak)
  6. 1 tsp Black salt (Kala namak)
  7. ½ tsp or as required Dry ginger powder (Sonth)
  8. 1 tsp Red chili powder (Lal mirch powder)

Meethi Chutney:

  1. ½ cup Jaggery (Gur)
  2. 4-5 Deseeded soft dates (Khajoor)
  3. 5-6 tbs Water or as required (Paani)
  4. ¼ cup Tamarind (Imli)
  5. ½ tsp Chaat masala
  6. ½ tsp Dry ginger powder (Sonth)
  7. ½ cup Water or as required (Paani)
  8. 1 pinch Salt (Namak)

Green Chutney:

  1. 5-6 Green chilies (Hari mirch)
  2. ½ bunch fresh green coriander (Hara dhaniya)
  3. ½ bunch Fresh mint leaves (Podina)
  4. 3-4 Garlic cloves (Lehsan)
  5. Water as required (Paani)
  6. ¾ cup yogurt (Dahi)
  7. ¼ tsp Salt (Namak)
  8. ¼ tsp Cumin powder (Zeera powder)
  9. 1 tbs Green Chatni

Preparation of Pakistan Traditional Crispy Gol Gappay with Khatta & Potato Filling

Gol gappa Dough Preparation:

  1. First of all we make gol gappas dough, take a bowl and add semolina, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda and mix them well.
  2. Then gradually add water into the bowl and mix it with spoon. After mixing with spoon, wear hand gloves and knead the mixture well to form the dough.
  3. After kneading the dough, cover it with damp cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Knead again the gol gappas dough until smooth for 5-6 mins. Then make 2-3 balls of the dough of 50 gram.
  5. Grease the plain surface with oil or dust the plain surface with floor, and roll the ball made of dough with the help of rolling pin on the grease plain surface flat to make gol gappas crispy.
  6. Then take a round cutter and cut the roti / poori in small round shaped like circle of 2 inch. Take off the round cut dough and set aside and cover them with damp cloth.
  7. Take the leftover / extra dough and again make its ball. Repeat this step with all other balls and the leftover while making the ball.
  8. Take a deep frying pan and add oil for deep frying. Heat oil on medium flame, then put 4-5 gol gappas in oil and fry them on low flame. First press slightly the gol gappa and then flip and fry them until light golden and crispy.
  9. Strain them and put in strainer to remove extra oil and set aside the fried gol gappas

Gol gappay Water:

  1. Take a pot and add water, tamarind pulp (add imli in 1 cup warm water and soak them, then remove seeds), carom seeds, chat masala, salt, black salt, dry ginger powder and red chili powder, and mix them well. Place it on medium flame and bring it to boil.
  2. Strain the gol gappa khatta water and set aside to cool down. Then place the khatta in refrigerator until chill.

Meethi chutney:

  1. Take a pot, place it on low flame and add ingredients like jaggery, dates, water and tamarind mix them well until it becomes paste.
  2. When jiggery melts and well mixed with dates and tamarind then add chat masala, dry ginger powder, salt and water, mix all the ingredients well and set aside and let it cool.
  3. You can also use this meethi chutney with dahii baray, chana chat or any other dish. You can store it in refrigerator in any air tight jar or box.

Green chutney:

  1. Take a blender and add green chilies, fresh green coriander, fresh mint leaves, garlic cloves and water, grind them until all the ingredients well combined and make a thick patse. And set aside.
  2. You can also use hand chopper to make paste.
  3. Take a bowl, add yogurt, salt, cumin powder, green chutney and mix until well combined. And set aside.
  4. You can also use green chutney as it is.

Other Ingredients:

  1. Take ½ cup or as required white chickpeas, soak them overnight. Boil them until soft, strain the water and set aside.
  2. Take 3-4 medium potatoes, boiled them and cut them into small pieces.
  3. Take a medium onion, chopped them finely. Take sev nimko and chat masala and plain yogurt.
  4. You can also add tomato if you like.


Take a gol gappa poke a small hole in the center. Then add boiled white chickpeas, boiled potato.  Add other chutneys according to your taste like meethi chutney, green chutney, raita, and yogurt. Then add some finely chopped onion, sev nimko. If you want you can add again chutneys that were added before. Then sprinkle some chat masala on assembled gol gappas to make them crispier.


The Pakistan Traditional Crispy Gol Gappay with Khatta & Potato Filling is ready to serve. Serve them in front of your family and friends as an appetizer or as a snack. You can also sprinkle finely chopped fresh coriander.

Health Tips

You can eat gol gappa at any place but making it at home is more hygienic. Even you can use your favorite ingredients and skip others. The cooking oil is also of yours choice. You can bake gol gappa instead of frying, this all can be done at home only.


  1. What is golgappa called in English?

In English gol gappa is named as water Pops or water balls. People used them as snacks.

  1. Is golgappa good for health?

People those have heart problem, weight loss issues and diabetes should avoid gol gappa.

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