from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of an aboriginal tribe in the hills of central India, whither they were driven by the early Aryan settlers.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I was brilliant in my school and nobody dared taunt me but there was always a suspision in my mind somehow I am not treated equal because of me being 'koli', and when I went to college it was worse as people called me 'machwara' in a castiest way ... when I was leaving India for good, a custom official made a remark, "so now a koli is going to foreign land"

    Me Pun Koli

  • This Dal is a quick yummy recipe made on days when there isn't good fish catch in koli families.

    Lal Dal

  • Later I got married (Love marriage) in a Kshyatriya Family, and my then mother-in-law as well as sister-in-law despised me and lashed their tongues terming me "koli" as if it was a foul word.

    Me Pun Koli

  • Let the sisters enjoy preparing for all the small poojas, chuda (dressing up with bangles ceremony), mehndi (though not a koli tradition).

    Sabudana Vada

  • Love reading ur blog and all about the koli traditions and recipes

    Kadipatta Til Chutney

  • I'm an Indian living in USA & was totally unaware of the koli culture.

    Square Shaped Chutney Paratha

  • Add the powders, turmeric, koli masala or the substitutes of garam masala and red chili powder.

    Tikhat Moog Dal

  • Then the anchor says the koli kitchen is always outdoor never in the home showing a modern kitchen opposite to the house (he din't get the real thing).

    Give Your Verdict Readers!

  • February 14, 2007 8: 07 PM bee said ... anjali, wanted to say i love your blog, esp. the authentic koli recipes.

    P for PuranpoLi and PuranpoLi for P

  • A stuff pomfret which only modern koli has learnt from the Parsees and a Tiger prawn curry with tomatoes.

    Archive 2007-02-01


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.