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Friday, January 05, 2007

Indian Food Glossary

ENGLISH HINDI TAMIL KANNADA
Spices/Herbs
Turmeric Haldi Manjal Harasina pudi
Coriander seeds, Coriander powder Dhania Dhaniya Kothambari
Cloves Lavang Lavangam, Kirambu Lavanga
Fennel Saunf Sombu -----
Cinnamon Tuj/Dalchini Pattai Lavanga pattiai
Cardamom Elaichi Yelakkai Ellakki
Cilantro, Coriander leaves Dhania Kothamalli -----
Ginger Adrak Inji Shunti
Garlic Lasun Poondu Bellulli
Pepper corns Kalimirchi Milagu Menasu
Fenugreek seeds Methi Vendhayam Menthiyam
Red chili pepper lal Mirchi Kaindha milagai, Vatral milagai -----
Poppy seeds Khuskhus Gasagasa -----
Asafetida Hing Perungayam Ingu
Saffron Kesar Kungumapoo -----
Aniseed Sauf Perunjeeragam Dodda jeera
Bay leaf, Cinnamon leaf Tej/Tuj patta Birinji ilai -----
Cumin seeds Shah Jeera/Kala Jeera Sombu Jeerike
Mustard seeds Rai/Sarson Kadugu Sasuve
Mint leaves Podina Pudhina Pothina
Nuts/Dried fruit
Peanuts, Groundnuts moongphali Verkadalai, Nilakadalai veru senaga pappu
Cashew nut Kaju Mundhiri Paruppu Godambi, jeedi pappu
Almonds Badam
Pistachio Pista
Walnut Akroot
Dates Kajhoor
dried Apricot Khumani
Raisin Kishmish Kaintha thratchai Ona drakshi
Grains/Flours
Gram flour Besan Kadalai Mavu -----
All purpose flour (Maida) Maida Maida mavu -----
Wheat flour Atta, Chappathi flour Gothumai mavu, Chapathi mavu -----
Par-boiled rice ----- Puzhungal Arisi -----
Semolina Suji Ravai Rave
Lentils dal Paruppu Bayle
Vermicelli Seviyan Semiya Semigae
Yellow split peas Thoor dal Thuvaram Paruppu -----
Bengal gram Channa dal Kadalai Paruppu -----
Black gram Urad dal Ulundhu -----
Green gram Moong dal Pachai Paruppu -----
Seasonings
Tamarind Imli Puli Hunase hunnu
Jaggery Gur Vellam Bella
Sesame seeds til Ellu -----
Green hot chili Hari Mirchi Pachai milagai -----
Green pepper, Capsicum bari mirch Kudai milagai bengaluru mirapakayi
Curry leaves kari Patta Karivepilai -----
Shrimp, Prawn Jinga Iraal -----
Vegetables
Egg plant, Brinjal Biangan Katharikai -----
Okra, Ladies Finger Bhindi Vendaikai -----
White Bait ----- Nethili meen -----
Gentleman's Toes, Tindla tinda Kovaikai -----
Drumstick Seeng Murungaikai -----
Bottle Guard,Opo Squash Doodhi Suraikai -----
Serrated Guard, Chinese Okra Peerkangkai -----
Amaranth Chauli, chavleri
Arrowroot Paniphal, Tikora
Ash gourd Petha
Asparagus Shatwar, sootmooli,halyan
Asparagus Musli
Avocado, butterfruit Makhanphal
Bell Pepper Simla Mirch
Bengal gram leaves Chaney ki bhaji (Hummus)
Bitter gourd Karela
Bottle gourd Lauki,doodhi
Cabbage Patha gobi
Carrot Gajar
Cauliflower Phool gobi
Chilli Mirchi
Cluster Beans Gowaar Phali
Colocasia Arbi
Coriander Cilantro Dhania
Corn cobs, maize Bhutta, makka
Corn kernel Makai
Cowpea Lobia
Cucumber Kakdi
Dillweed Suvabhaji
Drumstick leaves Muranka bhaji
French Beans Flas Beans
Gardencress Halim
Gherkins Kunthroo, Goli, Tondli
Green chilli Hari mirch
Indian sorrel Khatti bhaji
Khesari leaves Masoor bhaji
Lettuce Kasmisaag
Lime or Lemon Nimbu
Lotus Stem Kamal Kakadior, Bhien
Makhanphal Avocado, butterfruit
Mushrooms Goochi
Olives Zetoon / Zaitoon
Onion Kanda Pyaaz
Peas Matar
Potato Aloo
Pumpkin Kadhu
Radish Mooli
Red sorrel Chukka bhaji
Salad leaves, endives Gulsuchal
Spinach Palak
Sweet potato Shakarkand
Tapioca Simla Aloo
Tomato Tamatar
Vegetables Sabji
Water Chestnuts Shingara
FRUIT
Apple Sabe
Bael, Stone apple, Bengal quince Bel, siriphal
Banana Kela
Chakothra Pomelo
Chin fruit, litchie Lichee
Figs Amjeer
Grapes Angoor
Guavas Amrood
Jackfruit Kathal
Jamoon Jambul fruit java plum
Mango Aam
Mashmelon Kharbooja
Mulberry Shehtooth
Muskmelon Cantalope Kharbooja
Orange Santra
Papaya Papeeta
Pear Nashpati
Pineapple Ananas
Plum Aloobukara
Pomegranate Anar
Sweet lime Mosambi
Watermelon Tarbooj, Kalingad
Zizyphus Ber, bor



Source: Indian Foods Co

1 comment:

sree said...

India Food Glossary table has not been updated properly. Some of the tamil names have been put in Kannada column, and few telugu names also have been put in Kannada column. And many names are undefined for tamil and Kannada. Please tell me how to edit this table I will fill in the right things.