28 weird yet funny, bomb-sounding, double-meaning, delicious Gujju delicacies

Food Humor

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

1. Muthiya

No it isn’t what you are thinking. *Dirty Mind*  *wink*

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2. Gota

Ahem, a naughty-sounding word. But just the shape is same, not the taste! A view awaits below 😛

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3. Handvo

The only item which can be a Gujju’s breakfast, lunch, snack or even dinner!

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4. Fafda

This one needs no introduction 😛

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5. Lasaniya Mamra

Quite harmless, but shall surely make a Gujju, or more so, a non-Gujju burst into laughter.

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6. Khichoo

Re-read it, it is khichu, without the ‘n’ of khinchu. *devil smile*

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7. Khichdo

Sounds like the male version of khichdi :p

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8. Dhebra

Yes it is Dhebra (pronunciation: dhey braa) and not ‘the bra’.

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9. Chodafadi

It is not choda, with ‘da’ of banda, a friend, here. It is choda, with ‘da’ of damn 😉

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10. Khakhra

Roti with a crunch that is better than Munch!

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11. Poodla

No, it isn’t the Gujju version of the Poodle.=

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12. Khandvi

The cutest looking of all the food items on this list!

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13. Thepla

A sister of Dhebraaa, but probably a flatter version . Don’t take me wrong *wink wink*

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14. Bhakharwadi
This one is intense!

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15. Gunda

No, you don’t pronounce it like the dacoit GUNDA! The ‘d’ is the ‘da’ sound of banda, a friend!

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16. Sambhariyoo

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!

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17. Chhundo

Sounds familiar to the Mawali word ‘Chhun dalunga‘, though this is probably a by product of the same!

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18. Mathia

A Diwali special snack, when the bombs are cracking outside, you are cracking this inside.

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19. Shakkarpada

Etymologically, sweet-fatty.

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20. Chakri

This word is self explanatory!

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21. Murabbo

Rhymes with Mogambo.

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22. Ganthia

Pronounce ‘Gann’, with the Himesh Reshamiya style nasal tone!

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23. Chevdo

A dry mixture of edible niceties, eaten with food, chai or just yun hi.

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24. Locho

This name means the same as the Hindi LOCHA, due to the crazy mixture of various items!

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25. Patra

Literal translation of the word – flat! Wonder why they are swirls then?

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26. Dhokla

 It does sound like describing some fat person’s stomach flab!


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27. Idhda

The gori sister version DHOKLA!

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28. Khaman

Well this one is the official Spongebob fan! Totally dressed like it – sans the clothes and Patrick.

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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.

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