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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Glossary of Indian Spices in English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil

Indian Spices

A Spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetable substance primarily used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food. Spices are used in different forms - whole, chopped, ground, roasted, sauteed, fried and as topping. They blend food to extract the nutrients and bind them in a palatable form. Spices are also used for health benefits and medicinal purposes to prevent diseases as many of them have antimicrobial properties. Indian food is known for extensive use of herbs and spices.

Here is a glossary of some of the commonly used Indian spices in English , Hindi , Marathi and Tamil.

Sr. NoEnglishHindiMarathiTamil
1Aniseeds, Fennel SeedsSaunfBadishopSombu
2AsafoetidaHingHingPerumkayam
3Basil SeedsSabjaSabjaTulaci Vitaikal
4Bay LeafTej pattaTamalpatraBrinji elai
5Big Mustard SeedsSarsonSarsavPeriya katuku
6Black CardamomBadi elaichiMasala VeldodaPeria elakkai
7Black Cumin SeedsJeeraJeeraKaru Seeragam
8Black Mustard SeedsRai RaiKadhugu
9Black PepperKali MirchKali MiriMilagu
10Black SaltKala namakKala MithKarupu Uppum
11Caraway SeedsShah JeeraShah JeeraPeru seeragam
12Carom seedsAjwainOwaOmam
13Red chili PowderLal Mirch powderLal tikhatMilagai tool
14CinnamonDalchiniDalchiniLavanga pattai
15CloveLaungLavangKrambu
16Coriander powderDhania powderDhane poodhDhaniya podi
17Coriander seedsSaboot DhaniyaDhaneKotumali
18Cumin seedsJeeraJeeraJeerakam
19Curry leavesKadi pattaKadipattaKaruveppilai
20Dry fenugreek leavesKasuri methikasturi methiVendhay elai
21Dry GingerSaunthSunthSukku
22Dry mango PowderAamchur Aambyacha churMangai podi
23Fenu greek seedsMethi danaMethya daneMenthiyam
24GarlicLasanLasunPoondu
25Fresh gingerAdarakAlaInji
26Green cardamomHari elaichiVeldodaElakkai
27Green chiliHari mirchHirvi mirchiPachai milagai
28KokumBhirindaAmsulMurgal
29MaceJavitri, jayitriJaipatriJaipatri
30MintPudinaPudinaPudina
31NutmegJaiphalJaiphalJhadikkai
32Onion seeds, NigellaKalonjiKandyacha bikalaunji
33Dry Pomogranate seedsAnardanaDalimbacha bi
34Poppy SeedsKhus KhusKhus KhusKhasa Khasa
35RaisinsKismishBedaneKaindha Dratchai
36Red Chili Lal Mirch Lal MirchiMilakai vatral
37Rock saltSendha NamakSendhe lonKal uppu
38Stone/Rock flowerPathar phoolDagad PhoolKal passi
39SaltNamakMeethUppu
40Sesame SeedsTilTilEllu
41SaffronKesar, ZafranKesharKumkumappu
42Sichuan PepperTirfal,tilfdaTrifallaCiccvan milaku
43Star AniseChakri phoolChakri phoolLavanga poo
44SultanaMunaccaManukka
45TamarindImliChinchaPuli
46TurmuricHaldiHaladManjal
47VetiverKewraKewdaVetiver
48Watermelon SeedsMagajMagaj

Note: If you happen to know a spice that is not mentioned in the list above, you can contribute it here in comment section. I will be happy to add your entry to the table.  


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