June 17, 2005

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My American Neighbors had comeover to my home last evening just for a chat about my trip to India. I gave them few Indian Handicrafts and offered some cookies + Thattai +Murukku + Tea ..
They relished Thattai and likened it to Indian Version of Tortilla chips..
What a combo of Thattai + Salsa..
Btw ,They asked the English equivalent name for them !!Can anyone suggest me a name for Thattai ,Murukku ,seedai ??
And, They also liked the Idiyaapam that i made and called it "String Hoppers"..Indian
brethren of Noodles !!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rice cakes --Idly

monu said...

you could call them crispies i suppose.....

Kaps said...

how about crackers?

Ganesh Venkittu said...

how about -- "pretzels without a twist"..

but if you are serious -- you got to talk somehow to a Food and Beverage manager in a hotel chain in India to see what they would be calling it....they probably have a name framed for it (unless they also put THATTAI in their menu)...

ioiio said...

Thattazi - "OTTA VADAI" lol
Murukku - twisters
seedai - roasted balls..lol

IBH said...

Thattai - flat-ie
Murukku - Swirl-ie
Seedai - Round-ie

hheheheh idhuku mela yoskka thieryala :)btw,enga share enga?

Adaengappa !! said...

Monu-- A quick term !!

Adaengappa !! said...

Kaps, Namma ooru krackjack like light biscuits are called as crackers here..so..guess may not be an appropriate term..Thanks..

Adaengappa !! said...

Venkitu 3rd Sir, Guess i shd enquire with a HM guy..Neengalum visarichu sollungo..Thanks..

Adaengappa !! said...

ioiio..nanna sonne..sounds good !!

Adaengappa !! said...

IBH - arigatho :(Ungal languagela Thanks solren )..
They are real comical names..intha ooruku adhu podhum..
btw..unga share..he he

RS said...

Funny post - guess we try to relate unknown things to familiar, comforting things after a particular age :) and it doesnt seem so strange anymore!

Chez said...

Hey.. just keep them in Tamil.. dont translate.. it gives the exact meaning.. let them know tamil too... okay??

zant said...

how about- flatties for thattai

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