|Panipuri is a hollow, puffed, round dough which tastes like a crunchy shell. The shell by itself is not a great tasting snack, unless it is stuffed with special spicy potato-based stuffing and dipped in a masala tamarind water to fill up the hollow dough.
Traditionally, panipuris are eaten by placing the entire puri into the mouth in one go and biting into it. In this way one can enjoy different tastes, i.e. sweet and sour taste, together. Panipuris may be finished off with a cup of the pani (masala tamarind water), sweetened or soured to taste.