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Thursday, March 10, 2011

GLOSSARY - SPICES, DRY FRUITS & HERBS - A TO Z

English

Tamil

Hindi

Almond

Badam paruppu

Badam

Aniseed/Fennel

Sombu

Saunf

Asafoetida

Perungayam

Hing

Bay Leaf

Pattai Ilai

Tej Patta

Basil

Thulasi

Thulsi

Black Peppercorn

Milagu

Kali Mirch

Cashew nuts

Mundiri paruppu

Kaju

Cardamom

Elakkai

Elaichi

Carom Seeds

Omam

Ajwain

Chillies(Dry, red)

Sigappu Milagai

Lal Mirch

Cinnamon

Pattai

Dalchini

Cloves

Lavangam

Laung

Coriander Seeds

Kothamalli vidhai

Dhania

Cumin Seeds

Jeeragam

Jeera

Cumin seeds (black)

Karunjeeragam

Shahijeera

Dates

Paerichampazham

Khajoor

Fenugreek Seeds

Vendhayam

Methi Dana

Figs (dried)

Athi pazham

Anjeer

Garlic

Poondu

Lahsun

Ginger

Inji

Adrakh

Ginger (Dry)

Sukku

Sonth

Jaggery

Vellam

Gud

Mace

Jadhipathri

Javithri

Mango Powder

Mangai Podi

Aamchur

Mustard seeds

Kadugu

Rai

Nutmeg

Jadhikkai

Jaiphal

Oregano

Omavalli Ilai

Ajwain ka patta

Onion Seeds

Vengaya vidhai

Kalonji/pyaz ke beez

Pistachio

Pista paruppu

Pista

Poppy Seeds

Kasakasaa

Khus Khus

Pomegranate Seeds

Maadhulai Vidhai

Anardana

Raisins

Ular Draakshai

Kishmish

Rice flakes

Aval

Chivda

Roasted gram

Pottukadalai

Chenna dalia

Saffron

Kungumapoo

Kesar

Salt

Uppu

Namak

Sesame Seeds

Ellu

Til

Sugar

Sarkarai

Cheeni

Sugar candy

Kalkandu

Misri

Tamarind

Puli

Imli

Turmeric powder

Manjal podi

Haldi

Walnut

Acroot

Akhrot

13 comments :

  1. This list is indeed very useful.

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  2. Useful post. thank u mam :)

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  3. Thanks for this post. Just after reading this I came to know that oregano is ommavalli leaves.

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  4. Three cheers to your patience Shanthi. Compiling a glossary is just a great idea!

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  5. what a Wonderful idea to do this- Will be sure to bookmark and use it as a reference! Thanks for your patient and systematic effort :)

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  6. Very useful glossary.Thank you..

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  7. This is indeed a great information. Thanks for sharing this glossary

    Hamsamlini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  8. Very informative post!Thanks.

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  9. Wow very informative post we are very thank full......

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  10. Shanthi ji,
    I need to know the tamil name of a herb called Black stone flower.

    Vegavathy

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