Panipuri is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent. In East India, it is misidentified with Phuchhka which is very different from Panipuri. The Puchhka differs greatly in terms of content and taste. Puchkas use a mixture of boiled gram and mashed potatoes as the filling and is tangy rather than sweetish while the water is sour and spicy. Puchkas are also slightly bigger in size and the puris are darker in colour. In North India, it is called Golgappa, In madhaya pradesh It is called Fulki, In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana its is called as Pani Puri While in Odisha it is known as GupChup . It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas.
Panipuri has various names, depending on the region. In Haryana it is called Paani ke Patashe; in Madhya Pradesh Fulki; in Uttar Pradesh Golgappa, in West Bengal, Bangladesh and Bihar Nepal, Puchka; in parts of Gujarat, Pakodi; in parts of Odisha, South Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh,Gup Chup. in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana it is called Pani Puri.