The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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!

Drinkss

\Drink-sss\
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Could refer to 'hot drinks' or 'cold drinks'
Largely used along-with the verb 'lete hain' or 'lainge?'
Hot drinks could make you land up with alcohol or masala chai- depending on your audience. Cool or cold drinks, often associated with the less macho variety could very well get you a bottle of campa !

Most commonly used by unsuspecting Punjabi and Bengali mothers to ensure their wards and their friends don't consume alcohol.

Usage

Punzabi:

Dharmendar Kaur: Beta kya aap drinkss lainge?

Robby: Sure! Thanks aunty, what do you have?

Dharmendar Kaur: Haramkhor! *chittar* (lit. Tight slap)

Bongo:

Mrs. Roy: Drinkss khabo?

Debasis: Hain! Marattok! (Yes, brilliant !)

Mrs. Roy: pakka! Tomar upor baaj porug! (May lightening fall on you)

Added 2013-10-09 by PunjabiByDestiny

meat-safe

\meet-safe\
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Predecessor of the modern kitchen cabinet used to safely store editble food items. Typically a wooden contraption with netting on the sides to allow the air to flow in but at the same time, to keep dem bloody flying insects out, men. Also the four legs of the meat-safe stand in small bowls of water... so that the creepy crawlies cant get in to sample the goodies stored there..

Usage

I've kept your cheese sandwich in the meat-safe, eat it before it gets spoilt, men
Added 2013-07-22 by Thunderbold

Region

Chennai

Categories

Food and Drink

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chester-drawas

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chesterdrawas
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Half tea

Usage

Please give me cutting tea.
Added 2013-06-05 by Tatsat

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

cutting chai

Samosa Therapy

\Eat Samosa. Then pronounce.\
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Having a bad day? Someone getting on your nerves? Things not going your way?

Then try some Samosa Therapy!

Follow the steps below for instant happiness and contentment in the face of all things that bug you from here to Jhoomritalaiya.

1. Buy one dozen aloo samosas. Dunk four of these into mix of pudhina and imli chutneys, and devour while hot. Feel the taste of the crisp, golden fried maida mixing with the spicy aloo filling, and complimented perfectly by the minty-tamarindy chutneys. Ahaaaa!

2. Once the fabulous double carbohydrate combo of maida and potatoes hits your bloodstream and induces a feeling of well-being, log into Samosapedia. (If you haven't created a login id, eat off two more samosas and do so.)

3. Think of the funniest words/phrases/anecdotes you know. Try to channel your current annoyance or frustration into one of these. Make it as full of nyansanse things as possible. (Hint: you will know if you have succeeded if you start showing your 32 teeths and the person next to you thinks you look loony all of a sudden)

4. Type them into Samosapedia and submit. If someone has already defined them, fikar not I say. Just eat off two more samosas, and define away.

5. Feel all the negative vibes of your day dissolving under the influence of a High-Glycaemic Index snack and the involuntary chuckles that bubble up when you look at the utter rubbish you have just keyed in.

6. Finish off the last 4 samosas with a lighter heart and a happier countenance.

Don't forget to take one few pudhin hara.

Usage

Surdie Birdie : Thank God for Samosapedia!

Poori : Oh yes. I am a firm believer in the benefits of Samosa Therapy.

Surdie Birdie : Ey me too ya! Same pinch!

*Sudden howl is heard emanating from Poori*

Added 2013-05-31 by Surdie Birdie

Root

English

Region

all

Categories

Food and Drink
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On the streets of Mumbai, there is a thriving mobile pornography industry. Everyone from naughty indian uncles to savita bhabhi types to students procure blue films and MMS videos on there phone through a network of phone repair shops, SIM card vendors and mobile top-up stores.

Of course, shy is coming for a lot of solicitors of porno and so there is an emerging street lingo of euphemisms for smut. "Daal Gosht" is one such euphemism.

Usage

Indian Aunty: Zara woh waale movies daal dena
Indian Uncle: Can I have some Dall Gosht please?
Mobile Porn Vendor: MMS?
Added 2013-05-18 by Dishoom Dishoom
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In an effort to highlight the enterprising Guju spirt and to showcase the power of female entrepreneurship, our favorite half-sleeve wearing Feku mentioned Jasuben pizza. Jasuben pizza is a successful pizza chain in Gujarat that infuses Italian pizza with Guju elements.

The standard pizzas, priced at 50 rupees ($1), are made on bhakri (Gujarati flat bread) and topped with spicy homemade gravy, chopped tomatoes, capsicum and onions. Customers can also ask for a Jain version, without onions.

It takes its name from Jasuben, a woman who moved from her native Pune to Ahmedabad after she got married. She opened her eponymous pizza take away in 1975.

Usage

"Now the media will think Jasuben is like Kalawati, and search for her, so let me tell you she died in Pune five years ago." - Namo
Added 2013-05-09 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Gujarati

Region

Gujarat

Related Terms

Feku, Pappu, mouse charmer, NaMo

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Seez, Mother India

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Mirkan ka atta

\mir-can ca- aat-ta\
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sprouting from the love for all things 'fair & lovely' including 'firangs' . Mirkan ka atta evolved from "American's ka atta' which simply refers to maida or refined flour.

Usage

Mirkan ke atte jaise khila roop hain Sameer ki begum ka. Itni gori hain, din mai dikhayi na de
Added 2013-05-07 by Dakhni Deliciousness

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Chocobar ice cream

\Chaakobaar ice crim\
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Noun. July 29, 2013, Word of the Day
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Frozen delicacy sold by pushcart ice cream wallahs and in kiosks. Hawked in a loud voice "CHAAKOBAAR PISTOBAAR ICECREEEEM" brings grubby kids rushing to the vendor. Called chocolate ice cream or chocolate popsickle elsewhere, it is a waxy layer of chocolate covering a lot of air with some vanilla flavored ice cream underneath. When eaten in the hot summers, the darned thing melts and trickles over your wrist before you can fully unwrap it and the sticky mess winds it way to the elbow when raising your hand to give the bar a lick. Must say it is a cute sight to see little kids with dried chocolate around the mouth after an encounter with chaakobaar icecream. Hard to clean up after an eat as water is usually in scarce supply in the vicinity. Enjoy.

Usage

CHAAKOBAAAR PISTOBAAR ICECREEEEEM.
Added 2013-05-06 by Paanini

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

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mango duet

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Jain food

\Jain food\
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Totally vegetarian food cooked and served without the use of onion, garlic, and root vegetables.

Usage

"I am going to order Jain chaat today. No garlic, no onion."
"Why? Heavy date--aa?"
Added 2013-04-23 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

saatvik food

Definition

Board

Usage

And who was in-charge of the fooding & lozzing (lodging), yaar? It was awesome, man! Too good!
Added 2013-04-18 by finikuskabhaiya

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Foodu
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