is a deep fried Indian bread
made of Wheat flour. Poori
is commonly eaten during breakfast
or at snack time
or also taken
as a light meal. Poori
is prepared in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
, and Turkey. Poori
is frequently prepared in Northern India
than Southern India
as wheat is the staple in North India region. Puri
is also served during special occasions
or during festival
accompanied with vegetable curries.
is also served with sheera during poojas
The name Puri
comes from the Sanskrit word purika.
is prepared from maida
(all purpose flour) instead of atta
(wheat flour). In Pakistan and some parts of India
like West Bengal, puri
is usually made with maida (regular wheat flour) instead of atta.
The size of puri
is smaller than the chapati. Puri
can be accompanied with a variety of dishes like aloo korma, channa masala, saag (mixed vegetable curry), halwa
and much more. A slight variant of puri
is the bhatura. Bhatura
is bigger in size than puri and popularly served with choley (spicy chickpeas). Chole Bhatura
is a famous street meal in Delhi
and Punjab region.
It is also a complete meal.
Different sizes of puris
are prepared as per the name
of the dish
like the pani puri
(a small version of the puri), sev puri
(another type of puri made for preparing a chaat). Puri
is a dish loved by all, the old and the young. In Telangana region, puri
is served with Chicken korma
made during the festive season. Puri bhaji
can be eaten anytime during breakfast, snack time
or also as a small meal.