One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Indian dish of puffed rice, onions, spices, and hot chutney.
- ‘If you can whip up a decent bhelpuri rest assured you will make a living in Mumbai city.’
- ‘While many regions in India have their own versions of puffed rice mixture, the most famous being the bhelpuri, the south Indian version (andhra) is called murri mixture where puffed rice forms the base of the mixture.’
- ‘Back home during our childhood, I and my sister frequently used to visit a roadside stall, which still sells the same bhelpuri to this day!’
- ‘A snack with almost iconic status in Western India, bhelpuri is low-fat, nutritious and delicious!’
- ‘That even the Indians who live there occupy different rungs on the socio-economic ladder, should surprise nobody, even those of us who only visit to eat bhelpuri and to stock up on bhindi from Oak Tree Road.’
From Hindi bhel ‘mixture’ + pūrī ‘deep-fried bread’.
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