Definition of puri
: a puffy fried wheat cake of India
Recent Examples of puri from the Web
Try an Indian curry - flavorful, not spicy - with dhal puri roti, a flatbread made from lentils, on the side.
What's more dangerous—the salad at a five-star hotel or a plate of bhel puri from a Mumbai street-food stall?
The bhel puri served with raw mango, tamarind, and British yogurt is a smooth, sweet complement to my go-to dish, the butter-garlic crab.
With dhal puri, the well-seasoned split-pea filling, which provides the flavor, is just as important as supple dough.
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Origin and Etymology of puri
Hindi & Urdu pūrī, from Sanskrit pūra
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
Definition of Puri
city on the Bay of Bengal in the state of Orissa, eastern India population 157,610
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