Swari स्वारी (Deep Fried thin soft Flat bread)

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Originally published: Dec 30, 2012

What is Swari?

Swari is a deep fried flat bread made out of all purpose flour. In Kathmandu Nepal, swari accompanied with jeri (dish is called Jeri Swari) is considered a breakfast food and often served together.

Swari being fried


  • 2 cups of  Flour
  • 1  cup of Water (Substitute water with milk to make swari extra soft)
  • Ghee/Oil to deep fry

Mix flour and water to make dough.Cover the dough with a think cloth or plastic wrap for few hours until its is soft. Once the dough is ready, start heating up the ghee/oil on the deep frying pan. Take a small pingpong ball size of dough and roll out to a thin circle, about 10 cm in diameter. Once the oil is hot, slide the rolled swari into it. Make sure the oil is not too hot, or else the swari will get too crunchy. Once you slide the swari into hot oil, press it slightly with the spatula to let it puff up. Turn the side, and cook it for few sec. Take out of the oil and stack them up on top of each other and leave them for about 10 mins.

Soft swari is ready to be served.

I’d love to wrap jeri with swari and get the authentic taste from the street of Kathmandu.

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