bhel poori


bhel poo·​ri ˈbel-ˈpu̇r-ē How to pronounce bhel poori (audio)
variants or bhel puri
: a mixture of puffed rice, crispy chickpea noodles, vegetables (such as onion and potato), and savory sauces that is eaten especially as a snack in India
In the end, though, this is a vegetarian city, and the … crunchy bhel pooris you'll find at countless snack shops around town are among the most satisfying things you'll eat.Jay Cheshes, Gourmet, September 2004

Word History


borrowed from Hindi bhelpūrī, from bhel "mixture" + pūrī poori

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bhel poori was in 1950

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“Bhel poori.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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