bhatura

noun

bha·​tu·​ra bä-ˈtu̇r-ə How to pronounce bhatura (audio)
plural bhaturas
: a puffy, leavened, deep-fried Indian bread
… rich, warming sauces and curries, naan and bhatura.Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 26 Nov. 2004
… curry served in a platter with compartments that also hold a light yogurt and two bhaturasAshok Chandwani, The Gazette (Montreal), 22 Sept. 2000

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Hindi bhaṭūrā

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bhatura was in 1977

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“Bhatura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bhatura. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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