Definition of puri in English:

puri

(also poori)

noun

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

    • ‘With around 13 varieties of chaat, the fest features paav bhaji, dehi puris, fruit chaats, kachories etc, will be on till June 16.’
    • ‘Moori, chanchur, oranges, pakoras, puris, etc, were shoved down enormous mouths.’
    • ‘They also made delicious puri (fluffy hollow bread) and raita (that yoghurty accompaniment).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Where do parathas and puris fit into school lunches?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But there are heaps of crispy-looking puris, waiting to be doused in masala or pani.’
    • ‘If I eat chapathi, puri, samosa, there is burning and itching.’
    • ‘The old man handed her a plate and served her the first puri, filled with ragda, tamarind chutney, and chilli water.’
    • ‘At Kanahya's, the puris (of wheat) were light and fluffy; the potatoes, in a sauce of jaggery and tamarind, tangy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Had they been any better, they would be threatening the peerless position of the puri at my local Indian restaurant, Gourock's Taj Mahal.’
    • ‘Heat the oil in a kadai and deep fry the puris one at a time and serve hot.’
    • ‘Who on earth would expect chaat, paratha, paani puri, rasmalai, saag ghosht, paneer or gulab jamun as part of their in flight meal?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Unlike in Karnataka, the children there did not eat rice every day, hence the menu had to be changed to include chapathis and puris.’

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit pūrikā.

Pronunciation

puri

/ˈpo͝orē/