Disco Papaya, Nylon Dhokla!!!

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vikas.kumar's picture

I came across these funky names in the local mall...there's a papaya that's called a 'Disco Papaya' and a kind of dhokla that has the word 'Nylon' prefixed to it.

I tried to find the reasons for the unique nomenclature, couldn't gather much. The 'Disco' papaya gets its name from it's vibrant colour (inside) and it also tastes sweeter than the 'normal' papaya whereas 'Nylon' Dhokla is an instant or a pre-processed version of the traditional Khaman Dhokla. I've only TRIED to arrive at this conclusion...not sure of the facts. Does anyone know why Disco Papaya and Nylon Dhokla are so called?

Disco Papaya

Nylon Dhokla

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shantihhh's picture
Hummmm there is a sexy fun disco in Bulgaria called Papaya Disco.............. The word Nylon maybe translates to 'instant' in the case of food items. The traditional dhokla is made by soaking a mixture of various dhals, grinding it and then fermenting it before finally steaming it into a dhokla. Whereas the nylon one is made of chickpea flour (besan), no grinding or fermenting involved here. It is an instant version and maybe thus the name the name Nylon Dhokla. What do you think? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Radzie's picture
Just a wierd thought that came to my mind - can it be due to the nylon-smooth texture of this dhokla that it is named so? But, i still couldn't think of a good reason, why can one call a pappaya, disco-pappaya! :)
Zakir1's picture
Disco Papaya is a local produce which we term 'desi' means from the same region. For eg. I am from Mumbai so for me desi grown papaya comes from Vasai, Vapi and other nearby district and otherwise papaya grown are farmed and cultured produce which are sourced from various region in India. Its more grown in traditional way and not chemical treated to ripe it. Hence, much much sweeter... Nylon Dhokla no clue buddy!