Chocolate, Prawns & Vodka: The Weirdest Pani Puri In Mumbai You've Gotta Try

Beryl posted on 19 June

Ten-Second Takeaway

Here’s a list of 10 awesome places where you can feast on funky pani puris, satisfying both, the belly and the soul!

Gastro Pani Puri

If you’re the kind who likes a pretty plate as much as a pretty satisfying meal, head to Firki (Rs 250 plus taxes for a plate of 8) and SpiceKlub (Rs 325 plus taxes for a plate of 12) at Lower Parel for deconstructed pani puri. The little bites of happiness are served with jeera pani in a test tube and imli chutney in an injectable vaccine! Be rest assured, the fanciness of it all takes away nothing from the taste of Mumbai’s beloved chaat staple.

Firki: 11/12, Block 27, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

SpiceKlub: 8A, Janta Industrial Estate, Opposite Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Casual Dining

11/12, Block 27, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Multi-flavoured Pani Puri

Bored of the same jeera pani available at most chaat places in the city? How about giving your pani puri a twist with some multi-flavoured pani? We found that Head to Only Parathas in Oshiwara, serves pani puri with a choice of six different flavours including hing, jeera, pudina, orange, pineapple and kala khata {INR 120 for a plate of 6}.

90 Ft Above at Borivali also serves pani puri shots with flavoured pani options, including pudina, pomegranate and pina colada. (Rs 175 for a plate of 8)

If you want to play it safe, no worries, for there is a small stall outside Virar station that serves pani puri in seven different flavours including regular, jeera, garlic, khajur-imli, pudina, nimbu-pani and even hajmola! {INR 20 for a plate of 7 puris}.


Casual Dining

Vini Elegance, The Rooftop, Above Tanishq Showroom, Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Borivali West, Mumbai

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Non-Veg Golgappas

Are you a hard-core carnivore who detests all things vegetarian, even when it comes down to your favourite chaat? Well, compromise no more, ‘cuz we got you covered! Head to Craftbar at Bandra East (Rs 345 plus taxes for a plate of 6) and Lion Heart in Byculla (Rs 295 for a plate of 4) for some delicious tasting Prawn Golgappas with Solkadi Shots replacing the traditional jeera pani. Don’t see red, eat red!


Hallmark Business Plaza, Jagat Vidya Marg, Bandra East, Mumbai

Alcoholic Golgappas

Kill two birds with one stone by visiting Pratap the Dhaba, that popular restaurant in Andheri West that serves Vodka Pani Puri {INR 243 plus taxes for a plate of 6} for those looking to start their evening on a rocking note. Hats off to the genius who introduced the trend of alcohol pani puri shots!

Casual Dining

Link Plaza, 30/31, Next To Punjab & Maharashtra Bank, Oshiwara, Mhada Colony, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Dessert Golgappas

When we said pani puri could be a meal on its own, we weren’t necessarily alluding to wolfing down 2-3 plates of the stuff at one go. Instead, we dropped by at Goila’s Butter Chicken at Andheri West and tried out some delicious Chocolate Golgappas that not only look great but taste even better! {INR 125 for a plate of 4 puris}.

Delivery Services

Sai Kanwal Complex, Shop 26, JP Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

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