Pani Puri Eating Competition

Some time back me and a couple of friends had a small competition It was : who would finish drinking the tender coconut water first. Three of us started at the same time and I won the race, but then my friends told me my coconut must have had very less water and theirs had more, so I could win easily. What ever! We had a good laugh over it and each of relished the challenge.This incident reminded me of the one I had with my colleagues many years back. It was pani puri eating competition.

How to eat Pani Puri

Pani puris are hollow crispy puris which are filled with spicy water. The way you eat them is unique. Put the whole thing inside your mouth, as you go ‘crunch crunch’ on them takes care to keep the mouth tightly closed; else you will spill out the stuff.

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Pani Puri Eating Competition

Pani Puri Eating Competition

Okay, now the competition was how many one could finish in 10 minutes. The (silly) prize was the losers would have to pay for the winner’s pani puri. We were six, one of us didn’t like pani puri, I pitied him. How much fun he was missing out in life!

Anyways he was the judge. Smartly I took up the challenge. I was confident I would be the winner that was because I underestimated my friends. When I was at my third one; my friend went ahead with fourth after that there was no looking back. I was still at my 18th when my friend had finished more than 25. Sadly I lost the challenge but I must admit that I relished (relishing) the challenge! Those were good old days! I would love to take up a similar challenge again!

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26 Responses

  1. Smita says:

    ha ha ha ha we are alike!!! we used to have these golgappa compt and the one who survived till end used to win!!! Vaise it was a win win situation for all 😉

  2. Cloudia says:

    Like Shanghai soup buns 🙂


  3. Mouth watering & yummy Gol Gappas:)interestingly, while i read your post I was having the taste of it in my mind.

  4. Jeevan says:

    That’s fun reading about the competition. I am also not a kind like pani puri! I love eating puri but not with liquid inside.

  5. Anu says:

    Ahh!I love pani puri challenge all the time. You know, especially when the water is so hot, and you simply couldn't finish more and eyes all watering! I can have upto 30 puris, but not more than that!!

  6. TexWisGirl says:

    anything spicy would keep me out of the competition. 🙂

  7. Carver says:

    Fun competition ideas.

  8. Panipuri eating competitions are always fun. I totally love the yummu tangy sweet taste of pani puris.

  9. I would never win an eating contest (I'm a slow eater) but I sure would love to watch and laugh! :))

  10. mouth watering… and yummy…


  11. Eating for strength and not because your hungry, lovely test Indrani.

  12. Yummy! That sounds delicious, however you may have lost your appetite after the competition.

  13. Hilary says:

    Oh that sounds like fun. I think I'd opt to be judge though.. I'm not great with spicy foods.

  14. magiceye says:

    🙂 you should have tried it with vodka!

  15. Ka Jo says:

    I must say I am good at it. I have touched a figure of 100 couple of times by now. But still defeated.

  16. Nice Read..Really funny competition..Even I had pani puri competition with 3 of my friends and the who lose will pay was the deal..Sadly I lost and had to pay.. 🙁

  17. Sangeeta says:

    Good idea, I should have this competition with my husband!

  18. Rachna says:

    I can easily finish 25, maybe more :).

  19. Shaivi says:

    It was fun to read about my favorite Pani Puri…I have a pet shop in Delhi & its a ritual to oblige myself on weekends! The guy by now remembers my preferences & gives me that friendly "so we meet again" look!

  20. 18? You have a stomach of steel! Loved reading this post. It's 8 am, and my mouth is watering for pani-puris instead of morning coffee. 🙂

  21. juzta mum says:

    Haha…I can beat anyone hands down :))

  22. That reminds me, I got to make pani puri for my daughter who has come back for her holidays. The 100's packet is finished at one sitting by these hogs! 🙂

  23. wow 25….i love them…we call it Puchka in calcutta ^_^

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