Pronunciation: [POOR-ee]

This deep-fried bread is round, flat and unleavened. It's made with whole-wheat flour, water and ghee or other fat—the dough is almost identical to that for chapati. Poori is very popular in northern India as well as in neighboring Pakistan.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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