It is a fact that the Gujju language is way too funny for any non-Gujarati. One of the more interesting facts about that is the names by which us Gujjus call our favourite Farsans (snacks). We shared a list of Gujarati food that you must taste at least once in your life. Today, we have a list of such dishes whose names sound funny!
Even Kareena Kapoor had termed them as being heavy enough to be called bombs (that epic scene of 3 idiots, where she sneaks in to Aamir Khan’s hostel room, remember?)!
Let us take a look at what exactly are these bomb-named and not-so-bomb-named Farsans! :p
No it isn’t what you are thinking. *Dirty Mind* *wink*
Ahem, a naughty-sounding word. But just the shape is same, not the taste! A view awaits below :P
The only item which can be a Gujju’s breakfast, lunch, snack or even dinner!
This one needs no introduction :P
5. Lasaniya Mamra
Quite harmless, but shall surely make a Gujju, or more so, a non-Gujju burst into laughter.
Re-read it, it is khichu, without the ‘n’ of khinchu. *devil smile*
Sounds like the male version of khichdi :p
Yes it is Dhebra (pronunciation: dhey braa) and not ‘the bra’.
It is not choda, with ‘da’ of banda, a friend, here. It is choda, with ‘da’ of damn ;)
Roti with a crunch that is better than Munch!
No, it isn’t the Gujju version of the Poodle.=
The cutest looking of all the food items on this list!
A sister of Dhebraaa, but probably a flatter version . Don’t take me wrong *wink wink*
This one is intense!
No, you don’t pronounce it like the dacoit GUNDA! The ‘d’ is the ‘da’ sound of banda, a friend!
It ain’t connected to the South Indian Sambar, or probably a name copy with Riyuuuu in the end, to make it all cute and sweet – just like a Gujju!
Sounds familiar to the Mawali word ‘Chhun dalunga‘, though this is probably a by product of the same!
A Diwali special snack, when the bombs are cracking outside, you are cracking this inside.
This word is self explanatory!
Rhymes with Mogambo.
Pronounce ‘Gann’, with the Himesh Reshamiya style nasal tone!
A dry mixture of edible niceties, eaten with food, chai or just yun hi.
This name means the same as the Hindi LOCHA, due to the crazy mixture of various items!
Literal translation of the word – flat! Wonder why they are swirls then?
It does sound like describing some fat person’s stomach flab!
The gori sister version DHOKLA!
Well this one is the official Spongebob fan! Totally dressed like it – sans the clothes and Patrick.
Well, these were still just a handful of the delicacies! No wonder Gujjus love their food so much. I sometimes wonder if they would have themselves tasted each of these!
If you know more, then do let us know via comments.