Maa Vaishno Chaat Bhandar, Sector 26, Noida

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Everyone has a golgappa favourite. From Malviya Nagar, CR Park, Kamla Nagar Market to Gole Market Bengali Market, every foodie knows of some well known or little known guy who has awesome  paani or some innovative filling. Frankly, finding the best golgappa guy is like chasing the Bigfoot.

paanch pani gol gappa noida

Not that I have any less interest in golgappas, just that I don’t try to rank them anymore. This changed a few days back  when a friend took me to this forgotten corner of Noida in Sector 26. It’s a small shop near Jaipuriya Plaza, in front of DPS school.

The shop is small, but the owner’s ego is huge. When we landed, he was already serving another group. The group was small, nowhere close to the hundreds of fanboys that my friend had feared will be standing in a queue. When our turn came, the guy said he will serve only after cleaning the floor, someone with dust on his feet had walked in.

Anyway, I asked my office mates the next day and some knew him. He was very famous once. His business flourishing, he opened another outlet in Sector 18. But, somehow, both his outlets tanked. Now, he just owns this humble one.

Maa Baishno Chaat Bhandar

But, all that says nothing of his paani puri. They were awesome. He is famous for serving five different kinds of water – Hing, Kesar Kevda, Jaljira, Pudina and there was a new addition, Kaccha aam aur Kali Mirch. The last one is a dahi wala one. Rs.25 for all six.

amritsari golgappa noida

As soon as I popped the first gappa, the Hing one, I forgave him. After that, each one was got love and admiration. The guy is better known as Amritsari gol gappa or the paanch pani gol gappa wala. They are crisp the chutneys are delicious.

I had similar multiple flavoured water filled paani puri in Hazratganj, Lucknow. May be, I didn’t have them from the best guy as they were not this impressive. But I am coming back for this more, because when it comes to gol gappe, I don’t know any gender divide, I can challenge the best of women and win.

gol gappa hazratganj

  • My Views

    The person serving golgappa is really rude and doesnot know how to talk to his customers. We saw him using the same hand for serving golgappa which he had used to rearrage a firty floor mat. When we suggested him politely him politely that he should use gloves he snapped at us and told us that go to halfiram if you want golgappe using gloves on hand. We immediately left the place but he kept shouting on us and told us to go and take owner money along.
    He charges 5 rs extra than other golgappe wale atleast he can use gloves and he definitely can use some manners.
    I would never again go to that place ever. Plus it’s not that hygienic too because he doesnot use gloves.