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We are cent percent sure that some of you lazy laddus have looked at your fat batata bellies in the middle of a busy workday, decided to google "samosas" and then come here hungry for some chaat or pani puri or masala bonda. Now you are disappointed that snake items will not be procured on this site. The disappointment is so severe that you need one egg, one leg and one peg to alleviate your suffering. And we are not talking about a chota peg to cure your ills.

You need to be full tight by drinking some quality whisky. Maybe patalia peg of peter scott, some chicken 65 followed by girmit?
Happy now? UB Postive and we'll be positive as well. After all, we put the samosa in Samosapedia! Enjoy!

bhund

\bh-un-dd\
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Adjective.
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Definition

drunk/stoned out of wits

Usage

i got bhund last night
Added 2015-03-23 by greedy pig

Root

Hindi

Categories

Food and Drink

Phuchka

\phooch-kaa\
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A snack you will find being hawked all over the place at every corner of the state of Poshchim-Bongo. It is a small, crispy ball of flour with tangy, spiced water in it along with mashed potatoes, tamarind, chopped green chilies, a bunch of other delicious kitchen ingredients and (if you ask the vendor nicely) a dash of sweet chutney. After you have eaten one full plate, it is your duty to ask for an extra one.

This item is NOT to be confused with the golguppa of Punjab-Haryana, the phulki of Uttar Pradesh or the paani-puri of Maharashtra. This is not simply a snack. It is a way of life for a Bengali. It is poetry. It is romance. It is sensuality. It is pure, raw, unbridled lust.

Bengali women gush like teenagers while writing eloquent pieces about how phuchka is a work of art in their blogs (and on Samosapedia), the Bengali man's favorite fantasy is sharing a tangy, naughty plate with his woman while getting drenched in the rain. The Bengali kid will steal a tenner from Bapi's wallet to indulge in this sin. Even the high-society Park Street type Bengali aunty can't resist the temptation once in a while.

Phuchka is sacred. Always remember that.

Usage

Phuchka phuchka korchhe mon.

Added 2014-07-01 by BitchbeUnique

Root

Bengali

Region

West Bengal

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

bongla, Bong

Pan Swad

\paan sw-aad\
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Noun. February 28, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

A pink coloured candy which tastes like paan. It was really popular back in the 80's and was the main market competitor of Paan Pasand.

Usage

Ram: Hey, do you know how Pan Swad is made?
Vijay (with a Pan Swad in his mouth): No re, tell me na.
Ram: It's made with the spit of paan eaters.
Vijay: Chee!
Added 2014-05-07 by Baba-G

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

Food and Drink
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Noun.
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A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk, often seasoned and aged, basically, "cheese" but in an Assamese accent.

Usage

Hey, can I get some extra seez in my pizza?

I reaalie love seez burgers.

Added 2014-04-07 by Baba-G

Root

Assamese

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Cheez, Jasuben Pizza

aloo da parauntha

\a-loo-da-para-ontha\
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Definition

the ultimate punjabi breakfast...

Usage

oye soniyo ki bnaya hai tune nashte vich

(What's for breakfast?)

oo ji garam garam allo de paraunthe banaye hai..

(Oo ji hot hot potato parathas are for breakfast!)

oji fir le aaao ji...(mouth watering)

(Oji, bring them already!)

Added 2014-03-10 by Jerry

Root

Punjabi

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Kerala Paratha, chapathi

boost complan viva horlicks

\Boosht, caamplaaan , viva, aarlicks\
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Phrase.
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Definition

If you are a school/college going kid and happen to visit your distant relative living in some place in Tamil Nadu, be prepared to answer this multiple choice question during 'kaapi' time.
The question is based on the assumption that you have not come of age yet to have a cup of 'kaapi' ! What always amazed me was how was it possible for one household to stock all of these brands together!!

Usage

Mami: "Yenna papa, yenna kudikirai ? (Baby, what will you have?)
Options blurted out in one breath :"Boosht, caamplaaan, viva,aarlicks"
Added 2014-02-07 by vathakozhambu-parota

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Horlicks, Bournvita

Gomindize

\goh-min-dies\
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Verb.
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Definition

to eat gluttonously or ravenously or greedily. This is the Indian version of the word Gormandize / Gourmandize

Usage

Mommy: Arre George, how many times have I told you not to gomindize those rose cookies!?! You will become a really fatty bombalaty. Also we won't have anything to offer to those blaggards who come around caroling and asking for thindis and port wine.
Added 2014-01-20 by Rusedsby

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

belt, thulp

khichdi

\Khich Dee\
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Noun. December 10, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Khichdi is comfort food -- daal-chaval (rice and lentils) stewed together in a pressure cooker, often with spices and vegetables.

But it's also a versatile descriptive word, used to describe situations in which things are a hodge-podge jumble, or when something unsightly is happening.

Usage

Anna Hazare about Kejriwal's victory: If an alliance government (Khichdi sarkar) is made, then it is of no use.

In such a government, corruption rules the roost. He should not take the support (of any other party). If it is not possible to form a government, fresh elections should be held.
-- As quoted in popular press, December 2013

Frustrated Falguni: God, these roadworks mixed with monsoon have made a total khichdi of the road!

Submissive Student: Princy flogged that fellow Vikram so hard his face is like khichdi. Talking back to Chats in Chem class it simms!

Added 2013-12-10 by Logonathan

Root

Hindi

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Daal-chaval, aam janta, aam aadmi

Terms referencing this

subji, Momo
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pherandatarian

\fee-randa-tay-ree-un\
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Noun.
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Definition

A non-vegetarian with an unusual appetite for larger animals (dog, cat, rabbit, horse, etc.), but a fear of consuming smaller species like maggots or molluscs, and certain anatomical parts of smaller species like monkey brain, chicken's behind, etc.

Usage

She needs to know which side of that turkey is the neck. You see she's a pherandatarian.
Added 2013-11-23 by shrewdy

Root

Multiple

Region

India

Categories

Food and Drink
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Noun. February 12, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

Cat. Proper Noun.

Used by conservative bengali teetotallers to refer to the "virgin" sex on the beach (cocktail) in order to avoid unnecessary embarrassment at HS (high society) dalhi clubs and bars.

Usage

Tothagotho: excuse me please.

Bartender: yes?

Tothagotho: I want "holiding hands on the beach"

Bartender: what?

Tothagotho: holding hands on the beach

Bartender: toh goa ja na chu****.

Tothagotho is persistent. He points to the item on the menu. There is silence.

Bartender: oh you want the sex on the beach?

Tothagotho: shhhhh! Bodmoish !

Added 2013-10-10 by PunjabiByDestiny

Root

English

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

sex on the beach, Mocktails