Saturday, August 2, 2008

Common ingredients used for cooking and their equivalent names in Hindi and Tamil


  • Asparagus - Asparagus - Thanneer vittaan Kizhangu



  • Almond - Badaam -Vadumai



  • Asafoetida / Asafetida - Hing- Perungayam



  • Brinjal / Eggplant- Bengan - Kattharikkai



  • Cabbage - Bandh gobi - Muttai khos



  • Cardamom - Elaichi - Elakkai



  • Carrot - Gajar - Kaarat



  • Cashewnut - Khaju - Mundiri



  • Cauliflower - Phool gobi



  • Chickpea /Bengal gram -Channa dal-Konndai kadalai



  • Chili / Chilly- Mirchi - Milakai



  • Cinnamon - Dal chini - Pattai



  • Clove - Lavang - Kirambu



  • Coconut - Narial - Thengai



  • Coriander - Dhania – Kottha malli



  • Cucumber - Kheera / Kaakkadi - Vellari



  • Cumin - Jeera- Jeeragam



  • Curry leaves - Kari pattha - Kari veppilai



  • Drumstick - sajna - Murungaikai



  • French bean – Sem phalli - Avaraikkai



  • Fennel - Sonf- Sombu / perunjeeragam



  • Fenugreek - Methi - Vendhayam



  • Garlic - Lasoon - Poondu



  • Ginger - Adarak - Inji



  • Groundnut / Peanut - Moongphalli – Verkadalai



  • Lady’s finger -Bindi - Vendaikkai



  • Lettuce / Amaranthus / Spinach - Palak - Keerai



  • Maize - Makkai - Cholam



  • Millet - Bajra - Kambu



  • Mint- Podhina - pudhina



  • Green gram - Moong - Pasippayaru



  • Millet - Ragi – Kelvaragu



  • Mustard- Sarson - Rai- Kadugu



  • Nutmeg - Jaiphal - Jadhikkai



  • Onion - Pyaj - Vengayam



  • Parboiled rice - Pulungal arisi



  • Pea-– Mattar - Pattani



  • Pigeon pea - Arhar dal/Tuar dal - Thuvaramparuppu



  • Potato - Aloo -Urulaikkilangu



  • Pumpkin - Kaththoo - Poosani



  • Radish - Mulli- Mullangi



  • Raw rice / Kolam rice- Kacha chaval - Pacharisi



  • Rice - Chaval - Arisi



  • Saffron - Kungumappoo



  • Semolina – Suji – Rava / Ravai



  • Sesame - Til - Ellu



  • Tamarind - Imli – Puli



  • Turmeric - Haldi - Manjal



  • Urad dal - Ulundham paruppu



  • Wheat - Gheung- Godhumai

3 comments:

mala said...

Hi,
this info are very helpful for beginners. please updated regularly

Googlegold said...

very nice,well arranged and accurate.

SUDHAKAR said...

This translation is wat i need its very useful for me as i am transfered to delhi from tamil nadu i found it very difficult during purchase of these item in shops..
keep going...