Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deep-fried fritter made of vegetables or meat dipped in a chickpea batter, served as an appetizer or a snack in South Asian cuisine.

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  • noun A piece of vegetable deep fried in a batter flavoured with spices.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi and Urdu pakoṛā, from Sanskrit *pakvavaṭaḥ : pakva-, past participle of pacati, he cooks; see pekw- in Indo-European roots + vaṭaḥ, lump, ball of pulse fried in oil.]

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  • Deep-fried snack of subcontinental origin.

    November 22, 2007

  • Yum, yum!

    November 27, 2007