Google Doodle Celebrates India’s Street Food Pani Puri with a Game

Google commemorated India’s beloved street food, “Pani Puri,” with a doodle. It may come as a surprise to see a Google Doodle featuring an inactive game to celebrate one of India’s most renowned street foods on July 12. The reason behind this choice is even more intriguing.

On this day in 2015, a restaurant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, made history by earning a spot in the Golden Book of World Records for serving 51 different varieties of Pani Puri. This recognition highlights the restaurant’s exceptional contribution to the culinary world and the popularity of Pani Puri in India.

Google’s doodle serves as a tribute to the cultural significance and widespread love for Pani Puri, honoring the achievement of the Indore restaurant in creating an extensive range of flavors for this beloved street food.

About the Pani Puri Google Doodle

Google’s Doodle celebrates the mouth-watering and flavorful food item, Pani Puri, with an interactive game. Pani Puri is described by Google as a “popular South Asian street food made of crispy shell stuffed with potatoes, chickpeas, spices or chilies, and flavored waters.” The doodle allows users to engage in an interactive game where they can assist the vendors in serving orders of Pani Puri.

In the game, players are presented with different customer orders for Pani Puri flavors. The task is to match the customer’s desired flavors with the corresponding puri (crispy shell). By successfully fulfilling these orders, players can experience the joy of serving and enjoying this beloved street food virtually.

Google has a history of creating doodles featuring various food items, including Pizza, Kimchi, Strawberries, Bubble tea, and many more. These doodles not only celebrate the culinary diversity across different cultures but also provide an interactive and engaging experience for users to enjoy.

What is Pani Puri?

Pani Puri is a popular street food in India that consists of crispy balls made from semolina (suji) and wheat flour (atta). These balls are filled with a mixture of potatoes, peas, spices, and flavored water. It is known by different names in different regions of the country, such as Puchka, Gol Gappa, and Gup Chup.

The variations of Pani Puri differ across India. In Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, Pani Puri is filled with boiled chickpeas, a white pea mixture, and sprouts, dipped in tangy and spicy pani. In northern Indian states like Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and New Delhi, it is known as gol gappe or gol gappa and is filled with potatoes and chickpeas, and dunked in jaljeera-flavored water. In West Bengal, parts of Bihar, and Jharkhand, it is called puchkas or fuchkas, and tamarind pulp is a key ingredient.

Pani Puri has become a beloved street food across India, enjoyed by people of all ages.

Origin of Pani Puri

There is an interesting story behind the origin of Pani Puri. Legend has it that it dates back to the era of the Mahabharata. It is said that Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, created Pani Puri when she was challenged by her mother-in-law, Kunti, to use leftover potato sabzi and wheat dough to make something filling for her five husbands. Draupadi used her creativity and made small, bite-sized puris to satisfy their hunger.


What is pani puri?

Pani puri is a popular Indian street food dish made of a hollow fried pastry called a puri, filled with a mixture of mashed potatoes, chickpeas, onions, and a variety of chutneys. The puri is then topped with a flavored water called pani, which is made from a combination of spices, herbs, and vegetables.

What is a Google Doodle?

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate a holiday, event, or person. The first Google Doodle was created in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to mark the Burning Man festival. Since then, Google Doodles have become a popular way to celebrate a wide range of events and people.

How can I submit a Google Doodle?

Google Doodles are not open to the public for submission. However, Google does hold an annual contest called Doodle for Google, which is open to students in grades K-12. The contest winner has their Doodle featured on Google’s homepage.


  • Shubham Mittal

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