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Noun.
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Definition

Bong equivalent of anda bhurji of the north and bread omelette of the south; sold in every chai stall (fixed or mobile) worth its money in Bengal. It consists of egg (deem) with chopped chillies and onions on a type on Indian bun (pav) and is best accompanied with a steaming cup of chai.

It also often serves as an alternate source of nourishment for office goers and starving students (especially the ones staying in hostels who can’t get themselves to have another meal of undercooked rice, insipid dal and vegetables mish mashed with mysterious condiments.)

Usage

BIJU TEA STALL

Tea full cup: Rs. 7
Tea half cup: Rs.3.50
Biscut: Rs. 2
Deem pao: Rs. 10
Double deem pao: Rs. 12
Maggi noodle: Rs. 20

Added 2011-10-14 by Yummacchi

Root

Bengali

Region

West Bengal

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Chai, deem-omelette

deem-omelette

\dim-om-late\
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Definition

deem meaning egg in bong and omelette retaining it's traditional meaning.
thus deem-omelette means egg omelette

often served as a snack in bong homes when a guest arrives unexpectedly and there's nothing else in the house, because how can you not feed any person, even annoying acquaintances, who enters your home, it would cause outrage and make you a bad bong!

Usage

Wife:oh no! Mr Banerjee has come and there's nothing in the house not even mishti!!
Husband: never mind just make him a deem-omelette
Added 2011-09-21 by Inky99

Root

Bengali

Region

West Bengal

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

Deem Pao

Deesh [dish]

\Deesh\
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Noun.
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Definition

A pre-plated serving of goodies for guests at home or at get-togethers and functions.Was a widely used word at maharashtrian wedding receptions as a mark of frugal hospitality!Normally comprising of a sliver of barfi,Four chips and a batatawada and such like.Also a polite way of saying if you are hoping for a second helping forget it!But with the weddings getting lavish by maharashtrain standardsit is a near extinct word on this occasion.

Usage

Guest:Lagna masta jhaala!wedding went off well
Host:haan,deesh ghetleet kaa?Did you partake of the goodies?
Hostess:Chala paahune aale deesh laavoon gheoo.[Guests have arrived let us begin pre-plating.
Added 2011-09-05 by krazeee

Root

Marathi

Region

maharashtra

Categories

Food and Drink

deel

\deal\
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Definition

A war term used in the arena of kite flying by school chokras and rarely chokris. It is the act of slicing opponent's kite with your manja. The sharper manja wins in the deel. Sometime as known as panch

Usage

Hey Richard, where's your new kite ra?
Richard: Lost it in a deel with Neil men, the fellow put koli-pee in his manja it simms and he used Goldspot bottle for glass, very sharp.
Added 2011-07-12 by sykil

Root

English

Region

bangalore

Related Terms

manja

Terms referencing this

Pathang, lotai

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