bhel poori

bhel poo·​ri | \ ˈbel-ˈpu̇r-ē How to pronounce bhel poori (audio) \
variants: or bhel puri \ ˈbel-​ˈpu̇r-​ē How to pronounce bhel puri (audio) \

Definition of bhel poori

: 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

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First Known Use of bhel poori

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bhel poori

borrowed from Hindi bhelpūrī, from bhel “mixture” + pūrī poori

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“Bhel poori.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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