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Noun. October 13, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

A sweet made from ash-gourd or squashes and sugar and probably nothing else.
A famous poor man's delicacy of Agra and cities in the Hindi belt.
It's Ok to eat a small piece. Too sweet and papery in the mouth.
It's the cheap and best choice to appease nagging friends and relatives who constantly ask "What did you bring for us from this trip?"
If you gave them a box each of Agra Pethas after two of your trips, not only you got a cheap and best give away, you will get them to stop asking you again for anything, for life!

Usage

Mamta: " I knew how cheap Sheela has always been. She brings home Agra Pethas whenever she visits Delhi, But I always receive those sweets happily. I stock them and hand them out to our friends and relatives even when I visit Chennai or Bangalore"
Added 2011-09-01 by I love Dtool

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

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Doodhpeda