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Noun. October 24, 2011, Word of the Day
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Ah, to have an egg puff! A savoury puff found in most south indian bakeries with half a boiled egg and fried onions inside. The onions are generally fried in so much turmeric that it can give you a buzzing sound in your brain.

Usage

To Bakery Uncle: Uncle one egg puff.
Bakery Uncle: This is Iyengar's bakery, bloody nonsense!
Added 2011-10-23 by Oh Pinne

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

bakery bread, Egg Pupps.

Terms referencing this

sly aamlate, bun maska, butcher, bread omelette

Definition 2 of 2

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The lip smacking love-child of the very desi egg curry and puff pastry, that all eggetarians find absolutely irresistable.

Beneath layers of puff pastry lies half a boiled egg and tons of caramelised onions. But what takes this snack to sublime heights is the deluge of Indian spices, which soaks into the egg and onions, resulting in a unique flavour that's very addictive. Combined with the crispy, flaky and slightly salty puff pastry, it's a match made in foodie heaven.

Egg puff enthusiasts search for years to find the bakery with the perfect recipe to satisfy their taste buds. The acceptable way of eating one is to just take big bites while the super fine flakes crumble and fall everywhere, but true lovers have another way of doing it - they lovingly peel off the top layers of pastry one by one and eat them without touching any of the curry inside, finally exposing the yellow, perfect dome of the half-egg sitting in the masala. It's only then that they start to bite into the puff - this way, there's less pastry involved in each bite, and the full bodied spices that have permeated the egg just burst onto the palette (esp if you happen to chomp on a wayward piece of green chilli). Plus, the whole thing lasts so much longer when savoured this way.

Best devoured as a mid-morning snack - they're fresh out of the bakery ovens at that time of day, and are absolutely divine when had piping hot.

Usage

Egg puff girl : "Kiosk Jimmy, give one egg puff and two mentos. Fawstly you should give, before the bell goes and I have to rush back to class"

Kiosk Jimmy: "Soarrry, yegg puvv eez olready wover. You take it veg puvv."

Egg puff girl : " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

*The anguished howl is heard across the campus and has startled birds flying out of the trees*

Added 2011-11-18 by Surdie Birdie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

sly aamlate, bun maska, butcher, bread omelette