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Gongura

\go-ng-goo-ra\
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Definition

Sorrel
Sour as Hell!
Also related to Marijuana, yessir!
Ever wondered why we break into a Thaathayya Thaathayya hoo ooo amongst kitschy pots and fluorescent pennants? or why we commit suicide by the dozen when Prince's kotha films don't run for 50 days?
Blame it on this innocuous green leaf.
Eaten with a dollop of venna and pachimerapakaaya
Try it I say, what lose you?
ps: careful tho' if you are traveling in the Middle East or Europe or US, the sniffer dogs might get you.....devuDa aa!

Usage

Mrs Walia: Lunch ke liye kya hai Mrs Rao?
Mrs Rao: Hyderabadi Biryani, Mirchi Ka Salan, with just a little Avakaya, a little Gongura, whichever you prefer, I like it with some fresh butter and raw green chillies.
Mrs Walia: balle balle
Mrs Rao: ess ess Bhallay Bhallay
Mrs Walia: na na it is B as in bee not Bh as in Bhindi..
Mrs Rao: you are pronouncing Telugu phrase wrong andi.....
(and while they carry on arguing, why not take a bite?)
Added 2011-07-12 by korivikaram

Root

Telugu

Region

Andhra Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

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