Puri bhaji

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Puri Bhaji
Puri Bhajji in Mumbai Restaurant.JPG
Puri Bhaji, served with pickles in a restaurant.
Course Breakfast, Lunch, snack
Place of origin India
Main ingredients Puri, Aloo Bhaji
Variations Chole bhature
Cookbook: Puri Bhaji  Media: Puri Bhaji
fresh puries made at home

Puri bhaji (sometimes spelled poori bhaji) is a South Asian dish made up of puri and aloo (potato) bhajji. The Puris are made up of flat rounds of flour which are deep fried, served with a spiced potato dish which could be dry or curried.[1] It is a traditional breakfast dish in North India.[2] A lot of Indian households prefer puri bhaji and other traditional dishes over cereals for breakfast.[3][4] Some serve it for lunch along with condiments such as yogurt and salad.[5] In central India, puri bhaji is served as a street snack.[6] Puri bhaji is a vegetarian dish and is popular in India because it is relatively inexpensive and tasty.[citation needed] The dish is also served on railway platforms in India and Pakistan[7] and is served as a packed lunch on trains along with pickle.[8] The Puri bhajji are also served with halva.


  1. ^ Brians, Paul (2003). Modern South Asian literature in English. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 237. ISBN 031332011X. 
  2. ^ Saxena, Rajan (2009). Marketing Management 4E. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. 248. ISBN 0070144915. 
  3. ^ Baisya, Rajat K. (2008). Changing face of processed food industry in India. Ane Books Pvt Ltd. pp. 171, 172. ISBN 8180521664. 
  4. ^ Tharoor, Shashi (2006). India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond. Arcade Publishing. p. 281. ISBN 1559708034. 
  5. ^ King, Niloufer Ichaporia (2007). My Bombay kitchen: traditional and modern Parsi home cooking. University of California Press. pp. 202, 203. ISBN 0520249607. 
  6. ^ Dalal, Tarla (2000). Chaat Cookbook. Sanjay & Co. p. 46. ISBN 8186469621. 
  7. ^ "Jan Ahaar scheme gets going at rly station: Puri-Bhaji for Rs 10". The Indian Express. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "'Janata khana' a hit with rail commuters". Times of India. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2012.