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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Indian Cooking Glossary - Indian Names Of Veg,Fruits & Others


Vegetables
English Name
Tamil Name
Hindi Name
Ladies Finger(Okra)
Vendakkai
Bhindi
Peas
Pattani
Mutter
Brinjal (Eggplant)
Kathrikai
Baingan
Ash Gourd
Poosanikai
Petha
Beetroot
Beetroot
Chukander
Bitter Gourd
Pavakkai
Karela
Bottle Gourd
Sorakkai
Lauki
Cabbage
Muttaikosu
Pattagobi
Capsicum
Kuda Milagai
Simla Mirch
Carrot
Carrot
Gajar
Cauliflower
Cauliflower
Phoolgobi
Cluster Beans
Kothavarangai
Gavar
Coconut
Thengai
Nariyal
Colocasia
Seppenkilangu
Arbi
Coriander
leaves/Cilantro
Kothamalli thalai
Dhania
Curry leaves
Karivepilai
Cadi patta
Mint leaves
Puthina
Pudina
Garlic
Poondu
Lashun
Fresh Ginger
Inji
Adrak
Green chillies
Pacha Milagai
Hari Mirch
Lime
Elumichai Pazham
Nimbu
Onion
Vengayam
Pyaz
Tomato
Thakali
Tamatar
Corn
Solam
Makai
Cucumber
Velarikai
Kheera / Kakdi
Gooseberry
Nellikai
Amla
Jackfruit (raw)
Palapalam
Kathal
Chayote
Chow chow
Gathgobi
Mango (raw)
Maangai
Kaccha Aam / Keri
Potato
Urulaikilangu
Aloo / Batata
Pumpkin
Parangikai
Kaddu
Radish
Mulangi
Mooli
Ridge Gourd
Peerkangai
Tori / Thurai
Snake Gourd
Pudalangai
Chichinda / Padval
Sweet Potato
Sakaravalli kilangu
Shakarkand / Ratalu
Mushroom
Kaalan
Khumb / Guchhi
Plantain flower
Vazhaipoo
Kele ka phool
Turnip
Nookol
Shalgam
Yam
Senaikilangu
Sooran

Fruits
English Name
Tamil Name
Hindi Name
Apple
Aapil
Seb
Papaya
Papali Pazham
Papita
Banana
Vazhaipazham
Kela
Grapes
Thratchai Pazham
Angoor
Jackfruit
Pazhapazham
Katahal
Apricot

Khoobani
Blueberry
Avuri Nelli
Nilabadari
Custard Apple
Seethapazham
Shitaphal
Durian
Mulnuripazham
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Mango
Maampazham
Aam
Gooseberry
Nellikai
Amla
Guava
Koiyapazham
Amrud
Unriped Chitrons
Narthampazham
Galgal / Nimbu
Lime(Lemon)
Elumichampazham
Bara Nimbu
Lychee
Laichipazham
Lichi
Orange
Aaranjupazham
Narangi
Pineapple
Anasipazham
Ananas
Pear
Berikai
Nasapati
Pomegranate
Madhulam pazham
Anar
Sweet Lime
Sathukudi
Mosambi
Sapota
Sapota Pazham
Chikku
Starfruit
Pulichikaai
Karmal
Watermelon
Tharpoosani
Tarbooz(Kalingad)
Strawberry
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Avacado
Vennai Pazham

Raisins

Ular thratchai
Kismis
Dates

Perichampazham
Khajoor
Figs
Athipazham
Anjeer

Written by: SHARMILEE J

8 comments:

  1. Mushroom - KALAAN
    Raisins - Ular Thiratchai

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  2. what an effort to collate this info,hats off.capsicum in tamil is kudai milagai,chow chow english name-is that correct?will ask amma and tell u.

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  3. hi sharmi
    appreciate ur gud effort.pls change the spelling of amaranth leaves.

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  4. hi
    KnolKol and ChowChow are different.....

    KnolKol looks like radish but in beetroot shape..

    where in ChowChow is Green in color and in the shape of PIDIKARNI.......

    Thanks,
    Madhusudan Iyer

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  5. Hi.. Very good reference
    Chow chow in english is Chayote
    Apricot in tamil - sarkarai badam

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  6. Chow Chow in Tamil is Seemai Kathirikkai

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  7. Thanks for writing such a good article,
    I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post.
    I like your style of writing.indian names

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