Definition of bhelpuri in English:



mass noun
  • An Indian dish of puffed rice, onions, spices, and hot chutney.

    • ‘That even the Indians who live there occupy different rungs on the socio-economic ladder, should surprise nobody, even those of us who only visit to eat bhelpuri and to stock up on bhindi from Oak Tree Road.’
    • ‘If you can whip up a decent bhelpuri rest assured you will make a living in Mumbai city.’
    • ‘A snack with almost iconic status in Western India, bhelpuri is low-fat, nutritious and delicious!’
    • ‘Back home during our childhood, I and my sister frequently used to visit a roadside stall, which still sells the same bhelpuri to this day!’
    • ‘While many regions in India have their own versions of puffed rice mixture, the most famous being the bhelpuri, the south Indian version (andhra) is called murri mixture where puffed rice forms the base of the mixture.’


From Hindi bhel ‘mixture’ + pūrī ‘deep-fried bread’.