Gol Gappa or Panipuri is a big favourite in Delhi and the only way to eat them is to pop the entire little crisp ball of gol gappa straight into your mouth and wait for a taste explosion like no other. Gol Gappas are the savoury version that has the same experience as eating candy floss. It lands for a nano second on your tongue, flirts outrageously with your taste buds and is gone before you know it.
Someone once described the eating golgappa "like a sweet and salty deep kiss exploding in your mouth, inside out and in slow motion."
Made of whole wheat or sooji flour the golgappa is a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of water, tamarind, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is small enough to fit completely in one's mouth.
They are best experienced in street stalls where they are stacked inside a glass case to be protected from moisture. Golgappas are found in every market, including the bigger ones like Chandni Chowk, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar and Sadar Bazaar but be warned, the vendor will keep serving you until beg for mercy!