Here’s How You Can Make Phuchkas At Home To Enjoy Like Parineeta Actor Subhashree Ganguly

Can't go out to enjoy this delicious street food snack? No problem! Make it in your own kitchen with this easy recipe. Details inside!

Subhashree Ganguly

Subhashree Ganguly, the talented and fresh faced young actor from the superhit latest Bengali film Parineeta, is a delight to watch on screen. She stars in this film directed by the ace Raj Chakraborty (who is also her husband), opposite the brilliant Ritwick Chakraborty, and truly does an impressive job.

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Subhashree has recently posted a photo on her social media page, where she feels lucky to be enjoying one of her favourite treats – the tasty and tangy phuchka, which is everyone’s top choice of snack that is widely popular in West Bengal. However, as we are all currently spending all our time at home during the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, there is no question of going out to savour these yummy phuchkas. Well, worry not, for we got you this incredibly simple recipe to help you make it at home, just like Subhashree’s friend who made it for her.

Look how pleased Subhashree is with her delicious snacks made from a spicy potato and chickpea filling stuffed into rounds of hollowed out crispy shells, and dipped in a sweet and sour tamarind water! Read on to learn how to prepare them yourself.


Crispy phuchka shells

For the filling:

Boiled potatoes
Boiled chickpeas
Red chilli powder
Black salt
Cumin seed powder
Chaat masala
Dry mango powder

For the tamarind water:

Green chilli paste
Roasted cumin seeds
Red chilli powder
Chat masala powder
Chopped coriander
Crushed mint leaves


Take half a cup of tamarind and soak it in a full cup of plain water for 30 minutes. Then extract the pulpy juice, strain it, and retain the liquid. Add about two and a half cups of chilled water to it along with the rest of the ingredients for the water, according to taste. Your tamarind water is now ready, so keep it aside. For the filling, mash all the ingredients thoroughly. Now take some of the mixture and stuff into one of the phuchka shells. Then dip this into the tamarind water and pop into your mouth! Repeat this process till you have had your fill, and if there are any ingredients left over, simply store in the fridge to enjoy this delectable treat later! Yum!

Are you going to try this easy-to-make recipe for phuchka? Tell us how you liked it in the comment section below.

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