Definition of puri in English:

puri

noun

  • (in Indian cooking) a small, round piece of bread made of unleavened wheat flour, deep-fried and served with meat or vegetables.

    • ‘If I eat chapathi, puri, samosa, there is burning and itching.’
    • ‘Who on earth would expect chaat, paratha, paani puri, rasmalai, saag ghosht, paneer or gulab jamun as part of their in flight meal?’
    • ‘Heat the oil in a kadai and deep fry the puris one at a time and serve hot.’
    • ‘Little stalls on wheels serve up ‘tiffin’: banana chips, grilled corn on the cob on a stick, vegetable bhajis, bel puri, little rice batter puffs with a stew of channa poured into them.’
    • ‘The old man handed her a plate and served her the first puri, filled with ragda, tamarind chutney, and chilli water.’
    • ‘But there are heaps of crispy-looking puris, waiting to be doused in masala or pani.’
    • ‘They also made delicious puri (fluffy hollow bread) and raita (that yoghurty accompaniment).’
    • ‘With around 13 varieties of chaat, the fest features paav bhaji, dehi puris, fruit chaats, kachories etc, will be on till June 16.’
    • ‘We will have to reduce our share of desi ghee, butter, parathas, gajar ka halwa, butter chicken, puris and the recent trend of eating junk food.’
    • ‘Where do parathas and puris fit into school lunches?’
    • ‘Unlike in Karnataka, the children there did not eat rice every day, hence the menu had to be changed to include chapathis and puris.’
    • ‘At Kanahya's, the puris (of wheat) were light and fluffy; the potatoes, in a sauce of jaggery and tamarind, tangy.’
    • ‘I started with a prawn puri, which is a light, thin chapati with prawns in a gravy that, depending upon whether it is the Bombay or Punjabi version of the dish, can be sweet and sour or not.’
    • ‘Had they been any better, they would be threatening the peerless position of the puri at my local Indian restaurant, Gourock's Taj Mahal.’
    • ‘Moori, chanchur, oranges, pakoras, puris, etc, were shoved down enormous mouths.’
    • ‘Sharma missed the smell of puris cooking in hot oil, of eggplants sizzling in masala.’
    • ‘For breakfast and lunch, there was a yummy menu, which included everything from potato chips, burgers, spring rolls and puris, to large dollops of ice cream.’
    • ‘Where else in Kochi, but Kadavanthara can one find people enjoying bhel puris, paani puris, paav bhaajis, gol gappas and samosas from the row of chaat stalls.’
    • ‘We don't have to deprive ourselves of sev puri, pav bhaji and gooey chocolate cake.’
    • ‘Hot and cold dishes are served with side dishes of tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, sulguni (a cheese), and puri (unleavened bread baked in an open brick oven).’

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit pūrikā.

Pronunciation

puri

/ˈpuːri/