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Definition

A twin set of utensils for coffee service in southern India, usually made of stainless steel. This particular set of utensils aids the orthodox coffee fiend to chuck the frothy, hot liquid from a distance of no less than three inches directly into his open mouth. To achieve this without accidental spilling, he turns skyward, almost in a reverential posture of worship, and angles the tumbler just so. The dabara is the secondary utensil that creates the yardage in coffee in the process of frothing.

Usage

NRI on holiday in India, stopping at a hole-in-the-wall "hotel" at a mofussil town during a temple visit for baby's mundan: "Nothing like frothy coffee in a dabara-tumbler. Hey, why don't we use these things all the time back home in Arkansas?"
Added 2011-09-06 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

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