Saturday, February 12, 2011

another thing I didn't know

I bought these cute little tiny bananas the other day.

I sliced them up and put them in my oatmeal, but it didn't quite taste right.  I told my housekeeper that they tasted kind of different.  She said "Yes, those are puja bananas."  Puja? I thought.  I know that word, but doesn't it have to do with Hindu prayers, or something? 
She clarified: people don't usually eat these; this kind of banana is given as an offering at the temple. 

Sigh.  Sadly, I could write dozens of posts with the same title...

1 comment:

  1. i would have thought it obvious that the inferior tiny bananas were for the gods.