Swari स्वारी (Deep Fried thin soft Flat bread)

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.


  • 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.
Good To Know: Wrap jeri with swari and get the authentic taste from the street of Kathmandu.

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Sunita has been passonate about cooking since she was about seven years old. Trying new and fusion recipe (mixing western receipes with eastern spices) has been her hobby. This site is an ongoing collection of her experimented and proven recipes. Catch up with Sunita at Google+.

3 comments on “Swari स्वारी (Deep Fried thin soft Flat bread)

  1. Mirta Bilden on said:

    nice food blog! I only found you the other day but I enjoyed reading your last post. Keep up the great work.

  2. Nepali ko Choro on said:


    What is the difference between Puri and Swari in terms of Recipe.

    • Sunita on said:

      Puri is crunchy where as swari is soft. While frying the swari, you have to make sure the oil is not too hot. Also, once you take the swari out of oil, you can stack them up to preserve the softness.

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