Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Get To Know The Ingredients - Glossary of Ingredients

Ingredients listed below form a basic guideline for Indian spices,nuts,cereals & Lentils.I will try my best to list the Indian terms for them in Hindi, Tamil,Kannada and Malayalam along with the English term.

Cinnamon

Indian Names

Hindi - Dalchini
Kannada - Dalchini
Malayalam - Karuvapatta
Tamil: Karuvapattai, Sannalavangapattai

Bengali - Daroochini
Assamese - Dalcheni
Oriya - Dalachini
Marathi - Dalchini
Gujarati - Tuj
Telugu - Dalchina Chekka


Cloves

Indian Names

Hindi - Laung/ Lavang
Kannada - Lavanga
Malayalam - Kaarambu , Karayaamboovu
Tamil - Kraambu, Lavangam
Bengali - Labango
Assamese - Long
Oriya - Labanga
Marathi - Lavanga
Gujarati - Laving
Telugu - Lavangalu

Cardamom ( Green )

Indian Names

Hindi - Chhoti elaichi
Kannada - Yelakki (Hasuru)
Malayalam - Pach Elakkaya
Tamil - Pachchai Elakkai
Bengali - Elach (sobooj )
Assamese - Ilachi (sevjia)
Oriya - Gujuratie
Marathi - Welchi (hirvi)
Gujarati - Lila Alchi
Telugu - Yala Kulu (Paachavi)

Cardamom (Big brown)

Indian Names

Hindi - Badi Elaichi , Moti elaichi
Kannada - Doddayelaki
Tamil - Periya yalam , Elakkai ( Pazhuppu)
Malayalam - Elakkaya
Bengali - Elach (Tamate)
Assamese - Ilachi (Muga)
Oriya - Aleicha
Marathi - Masala Welchi
Gujarati - Elcho
Telugu - Yalakulu

Black pepper Corns

Indian Names

Hindi - Kali mirch
Kannada- Kari menasa , Menasina Kalu
Malayalam - Kurumulagu
Tamil - Milagu
Bengali - Marich
Assamese - Jaluk
Oriya - Golamaricha
Marathi - Kale Miri
Gujarati - Mari
Telugu - Miriyaalu

Coriander seeds

Indian Names

Hindi - Sukha Dhania or Dhanya
Kannada - Kothambari Beeja
Malayalam - Kothamalli, Malli
Tamil - Koththamalli Virai
Bengali - Dhonay
Assamese - Dhania Guti
Oriya - Dhania
Marathi - Dhane
Gujarati - Dhana
Telugu - Dhaniyalu


Star Anise

Indian Names

Hindi - Anasphal
Malayalam -Takkolam
Tamil - Anashuppu

3 comments:

bhagyashri said...

Hi Pravs, very nicely compiled list here. However, if I am not mistaken, Dhaniya seeds are called 'Haviza' in kannada while kothambri is used to refer to fresh coriander leaves.

I have been a regular visit to your blog & its a great one! I am making your Aloo tikki chat for this month's MBP, thanks a lot for the recipe

Anonymous said...

thanks great advice, i bought cinnamon sticks online from indian food & spices but was confused as it said dalchini, but i see there are many names , cheers

Anonymous said...

according to my knowledge, dakhsin karnataka people(bengaluru, mysuru etc) call Dhania as Kotambri beeja, and uttara Karnataka people(Hubli, Gulbarga etc) call it Havij.

Thankyou for collecting and letting us know different names of spices...