Who doesn’t love Pani Puri? The savory watery bread with a light filling of mashed boiled potatoes and a pinch of black salt and spices is one of the best snack items in India. The flavored water which adds to the taste of Pani Puri has a medley of desi punch from Imli ka Pani (tamarind), Nimbu Ka Pani (lemon), Pudine Ki Pani (Mint), and Khajur Ka Pani (Dates). The city has blended its own culture and these are the popular places to have the delicious Pani Puri and Chaats in Bangalore.
The origin of Pani Puri dates back to Magadha times where it was known by the name ‘Phoolki.’ It is also said that this tangy food item has its roots in Varanasi and Kolkata. Popularly known as Golgappa in the Northern parts of India, Pani Puri comes in different varieties and different names. If you are in Bengaluru and wish to have the best variety of Golgappas and Chaats then this list is a must check.
Best Places to eat varieties of Pani Puri and Chaats in Bangalore
Sai Ram Chaats and Juice – Malleswaram
If you are drooling for the amazing flavor of an authentic chaat and a diversified menu then Sri Rama Chaat center of Malleswaram is the best fit. It is one of the oldest chaat places of Bangalore which has the every combination of chaats from different parts of India on their menu. Quite a crowded place but the service is quick and neat. From Dahi Puri, Pani Puri, Sev Puri, to Samosa Masala, this place is a perfect evening hangout place for food lovers and friends.
Must have: Samosa Masala, Kachori, Dahi Puri, Disco Chaat, Dahi Samosa, Cheese puff, and Pani Puri.
Open: 10 AM to 10 PM
Where: 83, 2nd Temple Street, 15th Cross, Near Kadu Malleshwaram Temple, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.
Shankar Bhel House – Frazer Town
If you are walking in the streets of Frazer town or Wheeler Road then this Bhel House is definitely a must visit. It is one of the oldest chaat houses of Bangalore where you can relish the classic taste of Chaats without having to worry about the hygiene. Their Masala Puri and its improved versions have no match and as the name suggests, Bhel Puri is a must try. Again, it is a crowded place and you may have to wait for a while standing on the footpath but I’m sure that when you get your order, you’ll forget everything.
Other: Mixed Chaat, Ragda Paapdi Chaat, Aloo Tikki, Aloo Chaat, and Pani.
Open: 4 PM to 11 PM
Where: 131, Wheeler Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Karnataka Bhel House – Chamrajpete
One of the most hyped Chaat places of Bangalore is Karnataka Bhel House of Chamrajpete. Like any other chaat centers, they have everything on their menu from Masala Puri, Dahi Puri, Samosa Kachori, Sev Puri, Aloo Puri, Pani Puri, and Congress masala. Quite a good place to have a good time with your friends relishing the tasty chaats in the city.
Must try: Dahi Puri, and Bhel Puri
Open: 5PM to 10 PM
Where: 2nd Main, 3rd Cross, Chamrajpet, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Thengu Mane – Rajajinagar
If you want to try something ‘Hatke’ then visit Thengu Mane to eat Pani Puri made out of Coconut water. It sounds quirky and offbeat but it may not match the usual tangy taste of Pani Puri. However, you can definitely try once.
Must Have: Coconut Milkshake
Open: 4 PM – 9 PM
Where: 185, 19th Main, 1st Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore
Chaat Adda – Jayanagar
If you have not tried floating Pani Puri, Tikki Puri, and the Amla Masala then Chaat Adda of Jayanagar is for you. It is a small place, quite crowded during Weekends has the finest taste of Pani Puri in South Bangalore. You will find some weird varieties on their menu like Puffcorn Masala, Nippat Masala, Boti Masala, Peanut masala, and others. Quite pricey but a must visit for Floating Pani Puri.
Must Try: Floating Pani Puri, Nippat Masala, and Rose Milk.
Open: 2 PM to 10 PM
Where: 4th B Block, 16th Main, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Punjabi By Nature – Koramangala
This is not a street but a very beautiful place with rocky structures and a waterfall inside. A full-time restaurant where you can dine and wine but the specialty of this place is Golgappa with Vodka. You will be served Golgappas with four different flavors of Vodka – Aampanna, Jaljeera, Tamarind, and Pepper. Let me tell you that it is the most expensive Golappa on the earth you can ever try.
Must Have: Kheer, Butter Chicken, and Paneer Tikki.
Open: 12 PM – 11 PM
Where: Near Forum Mall, Koramangala
Gullu’s Chaat – Sheshadripuram
It is quite a popular chaat hangout place located right next to the famous chetty’s corner of sheshdripuram. They have everything on their menu from Pav Bhaji, Samosa, Pani Puri, Masala Puri, and etc. There is a lot of hype about this place which makes it a must-visit chaat center of Bangalore.
Open: 11 AM – 11 PM
Where: Kumara Park West, Sheshadripuram
Pani Weds Puri – Dr. Rajkumar Road
1 Plate, 9 Puri and each Puri with a unique Pani. Have you ever tasted this? If you haven’t then visit Pani Weds Puri located on Rajkumar Road of Rajajinagar. Every time having the same taste sounds bizarre and sometimes it is good to try offbeat things.
Open: 12PM – 10 PM
Where: 2nd Block, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore
So, these were not only the best places but few of the offbeat places to have varieties of Pani Puri and chaats in Bangalore. If you want to add some of the best places like Hari’s Sandwich, Nandi Chaats of BTM, Suchi Ruchi of Malleswaram and etc then please let us know in the comments below.
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