Glossary G

Galunggong is one of the kinds/varieties of fish available in the markets all over the Philippines. It is also known by its short name GG and very popular as a source of food because  it is one of the cheapest fish so far available in the markets which can be prepared/cooked in so many ways and will remain delicious. They can be fried, smoked, grilled , and boiled with just vinegar and slices of ginger and yet so delicious

Unakka Nangu Olarthiyathu refers to one of the dishes from Kerala, India. Unakka Nangu Olarthiyathu is the Malayalam term for Dried Sole Stir-Fry. It is made from Unakka Nangu or dried sole stir-fried in sliced onions and spices, like chili powder, curry leaves, masala, etc. using coconut oil in stir-frying that makes this dish more tasty.

Gesztenyepüré is one of the Hungarian sweets/desserts, referring to Chestnut Puree. It is one of the popular sweets/desserts in Hungary, a "must-try" dessert when in Hungary. It a sweet and creamy dessert made from  pureed chestnuts with sugar and rum, served with whipped cream.

Gothambu/Gothumbu Puttu refers to one of the popular breakfast food in Kerala, India, steamed broken/cracked wheat cake made of grated coconut, jaggery and craked/broken wheat

Wheat is called Gothambu in Malayalam 

Puttu or steamed rice cake is a South Indian delicacy served for breakfast along with either sweet or savory curries. Traditionally, Puttu is made with rice flour, but lately,  Puttu is already being made being made with other ingredients like Oats, Semolina (Rava), wheat flour, Ragi or millet flour, brown rice flour, and many others.

Below is a picture of Gothambu/Gothumbu Puttu which used Gothambu flour dough instead of the usual and traditional rice flour dough

Puttu is cylindrical in shape and is made traditionally  of rice flour and coconut. This rice flour dough is layered with grated coconut and steamed in a hollow bamboo or Puttu maker called "Puttu chemb" or Putti Kutti, a steamer which is cylindrical in shape. It is usually eaten with sugar or with mashed ripe or steamed bananas or with a spicy curry made of Kadala . Usually, the main sidedish served along with Puttu is Kadala Curry. This is often served for both breakfast and evening tea.

Below is a picture of the Puttu-maker, Puttu Kutti in Malayalam

 

Gothambu/Gothumbu Chappati also called Gothambu/Gothumbu Roti refers to flat bread from Kerala, India made from Wheat or Wheat flour (Gothambu Mavu).

Gothambu/Gothumbu is the Malayalam word for Wheat and Chappati/Roti refers to Indian flat bread which is known all over the world.

Below is a picture of Gothambu/Gothumbu Chappati/Roti

Gothambu/Gothumbu Nurukku Payasam also called Gothambu/Gothumbu Ari Payasam is Cracked/broken Wheat Pudding which is one of the desserts or snacks from Kerala, India

Gothambu/Gothumbu Nurukku Payasam is made from Cracked/Broken Wheat, Ghee , Milk and Jaggery, spiced with Cardamom Powder. Exceptional ingredients are Raisins and Cashew Nuts. However, most housewives who cook any kind of Payasam always add Cashew Nuts, especially when it is cooked for special occassions, like Onam and birthday celebrations.

Picture below is one of the several varieties of Payasam which I was served in Allepey, Kerala, India.