SPICES & CONDIMENTS


  • Aniseed ............Saunf                                                   
  • Asafoetida.........Hing
  • Almonds...........Badam
  • Bay leaf..............Tej pattha
  • Cloves................Lavang/cloves
  • Coriander seeds..........Dhania
  • Cumin seeds...........Jeera
  • Dry ginger................Sukku
  • Fennel..............Big jeera
  • Fenugreek..............Methi seeds
  • Mango powder...........Amchur powder
  • Nigella seeds..............Onion seeds
  • Poppy seeds................Khus khus
  • Fried gram............roasted gram
  • Rice flakes.............Poha/beaten rice flakes
  • Sugar candy..............Kalkandu
  • Tymol seeds............Ajwain/Omam
                                                                      VEGETABLES

  • Amaranthus.................Mulaikeerai
  • Ash gourd..................White pumpkin
  • Beets........................Beet root
  • Bell peppers..................Capsicum
  • Cilantro...................Coriander leaves
  • Chayote squash...............Chow chow
  • Eggplants...................Brinjal
  • Fenugreek leaves..............Methi leaves
  • Ladies finger.................Okra
  • Spinach......................Palak 
  • Elephant foot.................Yam/Senai                                                 
                                                               MILLETS        

  • Finger millet..................Ragi  
  • Barnyard Millet............Kuthiraivali
  • Little millet................Saamai
  • Foxtail millet................Thinai
  • Kodo millet...............Varagu
  • Sorghum................Cholam/corn
  • Pearl millet.............Kambu
                                                            CEREALS & PULSES
  • All purpose flour................Maida
  • Broken black gram..............Split urad dhal
  • Bengal gram dhal...............Channa dhal
  • Black eyed chick peas..............Karamani/lobia
  • Brown chick peas............Black channa
  • Cracked wheat..................Samba rava
  • Dry red beans/Kidney beans....................Rajma
  • Gram flour.....................Besan flour
  • Garbanzo beans...............Kabuli channa
  • Mung beans............Whole green  mung dhal
  • Petite yellow lentils.......Split mung dhal
  • Red/pink lentils.....Masoor dhal
  • Semolina.....................Sooji/rava
  • Split pigeon  peas...................Tur dhal
                                                    DAIRY PRODUCTS

  • Cottage cheese............Paneer
  • Clarified butter...............Ghee
  • Yogurt..................Curds
                                                            SOME INDIAN TERMS
  • Saatvik...................No onion, no garlic/can be had on days of fasting

                                        Here are some measurements and their equivalents





                             

                                                            

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