Google Doodle pays homage to South Asia’s most popular street food, gol gappay through an interactive game. The doodle captivated millions and became a sensation worldwide, enhancing Gol Gappay cravings as well.
Through the doodle, Google educated users about the various regional variations of pani puri. The popular street food is known as pani puri in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. While in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, as well as in New Delhi, it is referred to as gol gappe or gol gappa. People of Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal refer to the snack as puchkas or fuchkas and use tamarind pulp as a key ingredient.
The popularity of gol gappe which is a crispy shell filled with chopped potatoes, spices, chickpeas, and sauces, taken with a savoury tamarind water, made it to the Google Doodle showcasing the diverse flavorus and forms.
Interestingly, a restaurant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh set a world record on the same day in 2015 by offering an impressive 51 flavors of gol gappe.