A viral reel shared by the Instagram page @foodiepopcorn showcased a food joint in Ahmedabad deviating from the classic Panipuri experience. Instead of the traditional pani served with puris, this establishment served the puris with Gujarati Kadhi – a thick gravy or soup based on gram flour and sour yogurt. While Kadhi is typically enjoyed with roti or rice, serving it as Panipuri left online viewers feeling repulsed.
In response to this culinary creation, people expressed their disgust and rallied to protect their favourite Panipuri. Requests like “Panipuri should be spared” and “Justice for Panipuri” flooded the comments section. One comment even revealed that the food joint offered eight flavours of Panipuri, with this particular one named ‘Rajwadi chaas’ (sweet buttermilk). Buttermilk in Panipuri, for real?
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time such unusual Panipuri combinations have gained attention. Previously, a viral video showed a street vendor in Gujarat serving ‘banana Panipuri’. Instead of using boiled potatoes, the vendor used bananas. The video depicted him peeling bananas and adding chickpeas, spices, and coriander leaves to create a unique variation.