Saturday, September 8, 2012

Indian Cooking Glossary - Indian Names Of Pulses, Spices etc


I have compiled the list from wikipedia, google translated for each language for this post. I will keep updating this page every now and then...

NOTE : This is copyrighted @Sharmis Passions so please do not copy!


Pulses & Lentils

English Name
Tamil Name
Hindi Name
Beaten Rice
Aval
Poha
Bengal Gram
Kadala Paruppu
Chana Dal
Black Gram Sabut
Ulutham Paruppu
Urad Dal / Kaali Dal
Black Eyed Beans
Karamani
Chawli / Lobhia
Broken Wheat
Udaitha Kothumai
Dalia
Chickpeas (brown)
Karuppu Kondakalai
Chana
Chickpeas (green)
Pacha Kondakadalai
Cholia / Hara Chana
Chickpeas (white)
Kondakadalai
Kabuli Chana
Gram Flour
Kadalamavu
Besan / Chane Ka Atta
Split Green Gram Dal / Yellow Moong Dhal
Paasi Paruppu
Mung Dhal
Green Moong Dal
Pacha Payaru
Moong dal Mogar
Cowpeas
Thattapayir
Red Lobia / Bura
Hyacinth Beans
Mochakottai
Val Dal
Pearl millet
Kambu
Bajra
Sago
Javarisi
Sabudana
Finger Millet
Kelviragu
Ragi
Horse Gram
Kollu
Kulthi
Maize Flour
Sola Maavu
Makai Ka Atta
Puffed Rice
Pori
Kurmura
Red Kidney Beans
Rajma
Rajma
Red Lentil
Mysore Paruppu
Masoor Dhal
Refined Flour
Maida
Maida
Wheat Flour
Gothumai
Gehun Ka Atta
Raw Rice
Pacharisi
Chawal
Boiled Rice
Pulungal Arisi

Semolina
Ravai
Rava / Suji
Split Red Gram
Tuvaram Paruppu
Tuvar Dal / Arhar Dal
Wheat
Gothumai
Gehun

Spices & Kitchen Dailies

English Name
Tamil Name
Hindi Name
Aniseed
Sombu
Saunf
Asafoetida
Perumkayam
Hing
Basil leaves
Tulsi
Tusli ke patte
Bay leaf
Talishappattiri
Tamal patra / Tej Patta
Black Cumin Seeds
Karunj Jeeragam
Shahi Zeera
Black Cardamoms
Periya Elakkai
Badi Elachi
Green Cardamoms
Pacha Elakai
Elaichi
Cinnamon
Pattai
Dalchini
Cloves
Grambu/lavangam
Laung
Coriander seeds
Vara Kothamallli
Sukha Dhania / Sabat Dhaniya
Coriander
leaves/Cilantro
Kothamalli thalai
Dhania
Curry leaves
Karivepilai
Cadi patta
Mint leaves
Puthina
Pudina
Fenugreek seeds
Vendhayam
Methi
Garlic
Poondu
Lashun
Fresh Ginger
Inji
Adrak
Dry Ginger
Sukku
Sunth
Green chillies
Pacha Milagai
Hari Mirch
Lime
Elumichai Pazham
Nimbu
Mace
Jathi pathri
Javanthri
Mango powder
Maanga podi
Aamchur
Mint leaves
Pudhina
Pudina
Mustard seeds
Kadugu
Rai
Nutmeg
Jathikai
Kathal
Peppercorns
Milagu
Kalimirch
Pomegranate seeds
Maadhulai vithai
Anar dana
Poppy seeds
Kasakasa
Khus Khus / Post dana
Red chillies
Sigappu/vara milagai
Lal mirch
Saffron
Kumkuma poo
Kesar
Salt
Uppu
Namak
Sesame seeds
Ellu
Til
Tamarind
Puli
Imli
Thymol
Omam
Ajwain
Turmeric
Manjal
Haldi
Jaggery
Vellam
Gur
Written by: SHARMILEE J

26 comments:

  1. very helpful post... even I have one similar on my PC collected from various sources.. Nice idea to put it on the blog!!!

    Sowmya

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  2. So informative and no matter how many times I read I always forget some name. Have bookmarked this, thanks for sharing!

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  3. very informative post sharmilee, but just a clarification, caraway and cumin seeds are 2 diff seeds, arent they!

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  4. @Open Book : Yes they are different,thanks for notifying, have updated it now :)

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  5. Very informative post. One question Sharmilee - Are fennel seeds and aniseeds - one and the same thing? I just wanted to clear this doubt.

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  6. that's really nice :). thnx for sharing

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  7. Yellow moong dal - Moong dal Mogar - i dont tamil name for it
    Bay leaf is also called "Tej Patta"
    black cardamom - Badi Elaichi
    Coriander seeds is also called "Sabat Dhaniya"
    Poppy seeds another name " Khus Khus/postadana"
    Spinach - Palak

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  8. Thanks a lot for this useful translation.
    Deepa

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  9. @Shobha : Yes they both are same!
    @Nupur : Thank you, will update it!

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  10. Good Job Sharmi. I know takes a lot f time.I added a page to my blog 6 months back and it still says "Coming Soon". Yet to finish it :(

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  11. Great post, very handy & useful

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  12. Sharmi aniseeds means omam and fennelseeds is sombhu.

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  13. @Aparna : Aniseed is other name for fennel seeds(sombu)...omam is ajwain. Hope this clears! :)

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  14. It will be very pleasure if u provide the names in Telugu also..... :)

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    1. Sure will try to update it but need some time :)

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  15. HI THERE.... SERIOUSLY I AM IN LOVE LOVE WITH YOUR STYLE OF EXPLAINING AND BLOG... AWESOME RECIPES AND NEVER FIND A DIFFICULTY TO MAKE IT AND GET LOT OF COMPLIMENTS... CREDIT GOES TO YOU... KEEP IT UP. RAFIA

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  16. TY FOR THE INFO.... LUV UR BLOG......

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  17. loved the blog, simple yet so tactfully explained the intricate preparation of delicacies....
    One suggestion, make the above list of food ingredient names alphabetical, would be easier for searching for the users as the list gets bigger :)

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  18. very useful site with simple recipes...

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  19. Hi!can u kindly try some other cuisines like Arabian dishes
    Shawarma,Khapasa,Khuppooos,Phalaphil..etc..
    Kinly reply(if u hav time)

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