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Ramya V
@Ramya · 1:29

Insanely Indian!

Hello, everyone. I am making a fun list here today of the things you would find only in a typical Indian household, and I would love for you all to join in. Let me start start off with the first thing on my list, which is the typical Indian spice box, Anjara Petti in Tamil or the Masala Daba in Hindi. Pretty sure most of our kitchens have one. And the one in mine is sort of like a family heirloom

Stuff you'd only come across in Indian homes!

Shahnaz Ahmed
@bookishpodcast · 0:55

Chapati net? @NamelessJournal

You put it over an open flame and you put it on this netting. And yeah. So I think that's kind of unique to a Daisy household. Right. So I'm going to see if I can upload a picture here. As a reply, are we allowed to upload of pictures? Is replies. I'll try. If not. Well, I'm just going to go with the chapati flys water maker. So there you have it
@Shaz · 1:35

Lo and behold! - I present to you the mighty Indian broomstick! 😂 #thodapam

And you would see the style is slightly different. But this is the most important point. Yes. We don't have just one room. We have different rooms for different purposes. We have one room that is soft and that's for inside the house. And we have another one which is made of other stems of coconut leaves. It's much more harder and stiffer. And that is for outside the house, especially if you have a garden and there's a separate one for the bathroom
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:35

@Shaz yeah, a broom for every occasion! Totally desi!

Hey, I can't stop laughing. So yes, a broom for every occasion. Yes, I totally relate to that. There's broom for every room, room for every occasion getting beaten up. Thank God I haven't really been there. So thank God for that. Keep adding on. I'm sure there are a lot more that you could come up with
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:42


Hey, Shahnaz, thanks for chiming in. I think that chapati net you're talking about is the what do you call it? It's the metal thing with the wooden handle. Right. It's chapati toaster or. Or the Papa roaster, I think. Yeah, that must be it. Yeah. That's something we all have as well. Most of us, although I seem to have misplaced it somewhere. When you think of it, you're do have so many things, right
@SVJ · 1:13
This is a really fun swell. Ramya Shahnaz and Shaz, I really enjoyed all your conversations here and I'd like to add songs to this list, which is called the Puckered in Hindi and I don't know what it is called in Tamir in Palakkadan Malayalam we call it the Dicky. So these stones are used to remove vessels from the gas stove, lift hot stuff, right. Boiling water, et cetera. Off the gas stove. So that's one thing that came to mind
Shahnaz Ahmed
@bookishpodcast · 2:12

The dosai idly flour grinder?

So that's kind of unique. Although now with the Instapot and all that, it's getting more mainstream. But that's an Instapot. I don't count an Instapot as a pressure cooker. I know it is, but I'm thinking traditional pressure cooker. And I think most Indian homes have a traditional pressure cooker. Also growing up, I don't know if they have it anymore. But growing up, Indian homes had that. What do you call it, Mava?
@Shaz · 0:17

@bookishpodcast #aatukallu... https://bit.ly/3b02LMp

The traditional idli mahwariker is called article. So in the traditional version other top stone is actually rotated by hand, and then there's also an electric version where the bottom keeps rotating through a motor