The spherical and yummy “GOL GAPPAS” are the favorite of almost everyone. This mouth – watering dish has got different names in different states of India. One such name is Pani Puri which is used in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and even in Nepal.
The other hit name is Puchka widely used in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand. It is also spoken in Bangladesh. Puchkas are bit different to Pani Puris in taste. Famous of all is the name Gol Gappas which is used in Northern India except of Haryana. These in Northern India are almost equal to what ‘Vada Pav’ is to Maharashtra. Pakodi is another name used in some inner parts of Gujarat and do not confuse it with ‘pakodas’. Paani ke Patashe is spoken in some parts of Haryana while it is popular as Patashi or Paani ke Batashe in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Gup Chup is called by people of Odisha, South Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Hyderabad, and Telangana. The funniest name so far for this dish is Water Balls in English.