Glossary of Spices in Indian Languages and English

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Names of Indian Spices in English and Indian languages
Spices are sweet smelling, sharp-tasting substances used for flavoring and are the main ingredients for any tasty food. The use of spices have been steadily increasing all over the world due to increasing inhabitation of Indian community in developed countries and newly developed taste for Indian delicacies. Apart from whole spices, India exports lot of ground and ready to use spices too and India is emerging as a major exporter of spices in the world. India has been the world's most favorite spice land since the beginning of civilization.

HINDI ENGLISH TAMIL KANNADA TELUGU
Ajwain Tymol seeds Omam Oma Vamu
Adrak Fresh ginger Inji Shoonti Allam
Amchoor Mango powder Mangay powder Mavinkai powder Mavadi kaya powder
Ata Wheat flour Godime mavu Godi hitoo Goduma pindi
Besan Gram flour Kadalaemavu Kadale hitoo Senaga pindi
Buna channa Roasted gram Pottu kadali Huri kadalae Gulla senagapappu
Channa Chick peas Konda kadalae Konde kadalae Senagalu
Channa dal Bengal gram dal Kadalae paruppu Kadalae balae Senagapappu
Dania patha Coriander leaves/cilantro Kothamalli elai Kothambri soppu Kothimeera
Dania Coriander seeds Daniya Kothambari Dhaniyalu
Haldi Turmeric powder Manjal Arsina Pasupu
Hing Asafoetida Perungayam Ingu Inguva
Jeera Cumin seeds Jeeragam Jeerigae Jilakara
Kuskus Poppy seeds Kasa kasa Kuskus Gasagasalu
Karipatha Curry leaves Kariveppilai Baisoppu Karivepaku
Maida Flour Maida mavu Maida hitoo Maida pindi
Moong dal Green gram Payatham paruppu Hesuru belae Pesaru pappu
Methi Fenugreek Vendayam Menthae Menthulu
Poha Rice flakes Aval Avalakki Atukulu
Rava Semolina/Cream of wheat Ravai Sajeegai Upma rava
Sont Dry ginger Sukku Ona soonti Sonti
Sonf Fennel Perumjeeragam Sombu Peda jilakara
Sabudana Sago Jawarisi Sabaki Saggu biyyam
Sabut moong Whole green gram Pasipayaru Idi hesaru Pesalu
Thil Seasame seeds Ellu Ellu Nuvvulu
Thil ka thel Gingelly oil Nallenai Ellanai Nuvvula nune
Tuvar dal Toor dal/Yellow lentil Tuvaram pappu Togiri belae Kandi pappu
Urad dal Black gram Ullutham paruppu Uddina belae Minapappu

35 Comments:

At 7:50 PM, Blogger aludru said...

This was a useful blog to me... Thanks for posting..

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Vijaya said...

The blog is useful. My mothertongue is Telugu (Guntur District). I would like suggest some changes in the Telugu spellings, so that other language people can pronounce almost correctly. If you change them in the table, it would be great. Vamu -> Vaamu; Mavadi Kaya powder -> Mamidi kaya podi (I am not sure that it is available in Andhra); Gulla Senagapappu -> Veyinchina Senaga pappu; Dhaniyalu -> Dhaniyaalu; Gasagasalu -> Gasagasaalu; Karivepaku -> Karivepaaku; Pesaru pappu -> Pesara pappu; Upma rava -> Upma ravva; Peda jilakara -> Sopu; Nuvvula nune -> Nuvvula noone; Kandi pappu -> Kandhi pappu

-Vijaya Krishna

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Madhav said...

thats a good collection of Indian food items in different languages.

Keep up the good work. It'd be better if you could cover more areas, like fruits, and green vegetables.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger LG said...

This table will be very useful. I can link it back! Thanks for coming by my blog :)

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger LG said...

Just noticed few translated words for Kannada..if possible please make changes..

Chana-Kadalekaalu
Kuskus-Gasagase
Curry Leaves-Karibevu
Rava - Uppittu Rave (Sajjige is a cooked form or a sweet dessert you can say Kesaribath/Ravakesari minus orange color)

Thanks :)

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Sarath Babu said...

This is very helpful.Thanks a lot for compiling this list..

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Prathima Naveen said...

very nice and informative

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger Saravanakumar said...

Precious information for people like me! Thanks :)

 
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At 11:35 PM, Blogger Several tips said...

Good and useful.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Vatsavai said...

Hi,

The list is very usefull and good.

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger shanthi said...

THANK U ,THIS IS REALLY HELPFUL :)

 
At 12:49 AM, Blogger dr george pradhan said...

pl add dill, anisi, anethi,!?

 
At 1:55 AM, Blogger Ajay Kumar said...

What is Karakkaya & Oommu in HINDI, can any body from Telgu tell me ?

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Anita said...

The blog is very useful. thanks. please tell me the difference between kalonji seeds, sabja seeds and onion seeds.or any other names for these seeds? Are they same or what is their other names in English

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Anita said...

Thank you for this blog. This is really useful. Please tell me what is kalonji seeds, thukmalseeds, sabja seeds, kamakasthuri seeds,and onion seeds? Are they same or any other names in English?

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Nithya said...

Really helpful blog. Thanks for the valuable information.

 
At 1:45 AM, Blogger Sasidhar said...

Really amazing collection

 
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English to Tamil

 
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