Pani puri is a famous north india chat , finding it in chennai is easy now a days but they don't have the real north indian taste they are modified to our south indian taste but there are places where you get the realy north indian swad pani puri in chennai too, lets see that before that some facts
when i was doing my schooling in 1999 - 2001 we find some road side wallas with small red pot and a bag of puris at that time its 25paise per pcs, I used to enjoy it , at that time I don't know abt north indian dishes so i did not explored much, but in college i found and developed love for the chats.
The receipe is found in this site niya's blog, A note from that blog
"While many regions in India have their own variations ofGol-gappa / Pani Puri, the most famous ones are fromUttar Pradesh. Biharis operate most of the chaat stalls all over the country.
In Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa, it is calledphoochka (puchka). Many people enjoy this particular recipe. These do not contain any sweet or mint.
In Maharashtra, the recipe is usually spicier, and also contains 'boondi' or sprouts in addition to other ingredients. Other names are golgappa (plural:golguppe). In certain central parts and Orissa, it is also known as gupchup.
While in Gujarat it is called Pani Puri. It is made with the help of different types of water. Such as amli ka pani,nimbu ka pani, phudine ka pan, khhajur ka pani, etc. You can also enjoy it with curd and different types of masalaslike onion, sev, nuts, etc."
We have so far seen some facts but finding Pani Puri in chennai here is the list
The best places i know is
Gangotree - u can find it in following places
opp. to stella maries college,
T.nagar (near kasi aracade) ,
anna nagar(shanthi colony),
3rd Floor, Citi Center
The taste is simply superb
Shri Mittai - u can find it in following places
3rd Phase Speners plaza,
T.V. Road, Kilpauk,
Mansukh's Sweets & Snacks
No.100, Ramaswamy Street, T.nagar (behind Chennai Silks)
Opp Aiyappan Temple
2 nd Avenue
Also available Jain Paav Bhai
Bhaiyya Ka Dukkan
Opp Jessi Moses School
Landmark- Near HDFC Bank, Blue Star signal & behind Hotel Saravana Bhavan and you can find out a huge crowd
Road side stall in front of Rangoli saree shop in nungambakkam (near taj coromendal ) is amazing
there are still lots more you can find here and there but they don't have the real north indian taste for example we have pani puri in Adyar Anandh bavan but its not the really north indian style, the next thing I hate is they give the water in a cup , Guys pani puri is a treat its not a food don't go the shop which give pani puri's water in cup its waste, go to the shop which fetchs pani from the red pot instantly it gives you the real taste
Ironically I find pani puri in chennai very very very costly , I was in Vasi,NAVI Mumbai 2007 for abt 6 months the pani puri costs me ony Rs. 12 with boondhi, sprouts and they give with 6 pcs and finally one pcs free too. In chennai they are charging from Rs.20 to Rs. 25 thats too much
So if you know more good places where you get pani puri kinldy rply in comments
1 pcs of Pani Puri is 25 calories
so 1 plate will give you around 150 calories , its much lesser only but the fat is 12 grms thats bad
Happy Eating Pani Puri