Definition of pani puri in English:

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pani puri

Pronunciation: /ˌpänē ˈpo͝orē/

noun

(In Indian cooking) a puff-pastry ball filled with spiced mashed potato and tamarind juice and then fried.
Example sentences
  • Ambala offers seven types of tangy water with pani puri and Gujarat has its sweet-salty dabeli.
  • Tiny, fragile domes of lentil-wafer come with a hole on top; once you ladle in a thin, spicy broth, they become the treat known as pani puri.
  • Sale of masala groundnuts and pani puri flourish during weekends.

Origin

From Hindi pānī 'water' and pūrī from Sanskrit pūrikā 'small, fried wheaten cake'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pa·ni pu·ri

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