Nihal Singh Kanakpuria wrote:joothay in this context doesn't mean dirty or solied with dirt, but its like eating food but not washing hands and start serving others
That is a great way of explaining "joothay hands".
Also, when someone has started to eat their food (even after one bite) it has now become "joothi food", and same with tasting food directly from a pot and putting the ladel back in. So no joothay hands or food belong in langar.
I don't think there is a word for "joothay" in the english language.