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INDIAN COOKING GLOSSARY


Indian Pulses and Spices

Are you confused with the Indian names of various ingredients, categories and processes? Solve your problems with our comprehensive glossary. Search for the Indian/Hindi name in the alphabetically indexed first column and find the corresponding English terms.




Glossary Of Pulses:
English Name Indian / Hindi Name
Beaten Rice Poha
Bengal Gram Chana
Black Gram Sabut Urad Dal / Kaali Dal
Black Eyed Beans Chawli / Lobhia
Broken Wheat Dalia
Chickpeas (brown) Chana
Chickpeas (green) Cholia / Hara Chana
Chickpeas (white) Kabuli Chana
Gram Flour Besan / Chane Ka Atta
Green Gram Moong
Horse Gram Kulthi
Maize Flour Makai Ka Atta
Puffed Rice Kurmura
Red Kidney Beans Rajma
Red Lentil Masoor
Refined Flour Maida
Rice Chawal
Semolina Rava / Suji
Split Bengal Gram Chana Dal
Split Black Gram Urad Dal / Kaali Dal
Split Green Gram Moong Dal
Split Red Gram Tuvar Dal / Arhar Dal
Split Red Lentil Masoor Dal
Wheat Gehun
Wheat Flour Gehun Ka Atta


Indian Names For Spices, Fruits, Dairy Products and Their Categories:
Common Indian Names English Names Category
Adrak / Sonth Ginger Spices
Ajwain Carom Seeds / Thyme Spices
Amchoor Dried Mango Powder Masala
Anaar Dana (Powder) Pomegranate Seeds (Dried) Masala
Angoor Grapes Fruit
Atta Wheat Flour Flour
Badam Almond Dry Fruit
Besan Gram Flour Flour
Bhutta Corn Cobs Vegetable
Chana Bengal Gram Pulses
Chana Dal Gram Dal Pulses
Chikoo Sapota Fruit
Chhuara Dates (Dried) Dry Fruit
Dahi Curd Dairy Product
Dalchini Cinnamon Spices
Dhania Patta Coriander Leaves Vegetable
Dhania Powder Coriander Powder Masala
Elaichi (Chhoti) Green Cardamom Spices
Elaichi (Moti) Brown Cardamom Spices
Ghee Clarified Butter Dairy Product
Hari Mirch Green Chilly Vegetable
Hing Asafetida Spices
Imli Tamarind General
Jaiphal Nutmeg Seeds
Javitri Mace Spices
Jeera Cumin Seed Seeds
Kaju Cashew Nut Dry Fruit
Kala Jeera / Black Cumin Seeds Caraway Seeds Seeds
Kala Namak Rock Salt Masala
Kali Mirch Black Pepper Spices
Kari Patta Curry Leaves Herb
Kheera Cucumber Vegetable
Khoya, Mawa Dried Whole Milk/Thickened Milk Dairy Product
Kishmish Currants Dry Fruit
Lasan / Lahsun Garlic Spices
Laung Clove Spices
Maida Fine Wheat Flour Cereal
Malai Cream Milk Fat
Mattha (Chhaach) Butter Milk Dairy Product
Methi Fenugreek Seeds Seeds
Mirch Chilly Vegetable
Moong Fali Groundnut Dry Fruits
Nimboo ka Sat Citric Acid Acid
Paneer Cottage Cheese Dairy Product
Patta Gobi Cabbage Vegetable
Paav / Pav / Pao Bun Cereal
Phitkari Alum General
Phool Gobi Cauliflower Vegetable
Poha, Chiwda Flaked, Beaten rice Cereal
Pudina Leaves Mint Leaves Vegetables
Raai / Raee Mustard Seeds (Small) Spices
Saboodana / Sabudana Sago General
Sarson Mustard Seeds (Moti) Spices
Saunf Aniseed Seeds
Shimla Mirch Capsicum Vegetable
Tadka Seasoning Cooking Process
Tej Patta Bay Leaf Herb
Urad Dal Horse Bean Pulses