Indian Food Glossary

Here is a glossary of hindi food terms. This table will help you in your Indian cooking translation.

 

EnglishHindi
Anise seed (Fennel)Saunf
AsafoetidaHing
Ash GourdPetha
BasilTulsi
Bay leavesTej patta
Bengal gram, SplitChanna dal
Bengal gram, WholeChanna
Betel leafPaan
Bitter GourdKarela
Black gram, WholeUrad
Black pepperKala mirch
Bottle GourdLauki
ButtermilkLassi
CabbageBand gobi
Capsicum (Giant Chili)Simla mirchi,
Caraway seedsShahi Jeera
Cardomom, GreenElaichi, Choti elaichi
Carom seedsAjawan
CarrotGajar
CauliflowerPhul gobi
Cayenne PepperMirchi
Chebulic myrobalanHarara
Chickpea Flour (Gram Flour)Besan
CitronBijiura
ClovesLavang
Cluster BeansGuvar ki phalli
ColocasiaArvi
CorianderDhania
Cottage Cheese/PaneerPaneer
CowpeaBora
CuminJeera
CurrantsKishmis
Curry Leaf (Nim Leaf)Kadi patta, meetha neem, barsunga
Custard appleShariifa
Dried fenugreek leavesMethi saag
Drum-StickShahijna
Dry Red ChiliMirch
Eggplant, Brinjal, AubergineBaingan
Elephant YamSuran
Fenugreek SeedsMethi
GarlicLassan
GherkinsBimba
GingerAdrak
Green gram, WholeMoong
Green PeasMatar
Groundnuts (Peanuts)Mung phali
Horse GramKulthi
Jack FruitKathul
JaggeryGud
MelonTarbuja
Mintpudinah
Mustard, Black (Indian Mustard)Rai
Nigella, Onion SeedsKalonji
NutmegJaiphal
PapayaPapita
Peppers, BlackKaali mirch
Pomegranate/Pomegranate SeedsAnar, anardaana
Poppy seedskhus khus
PotatoAlu
Pumpkin, Red (sweet gourd)Meetha kaddu
RadishMooli
Red gram, WholeToor
Rice Flourchawal ka atta
Rice, FlattenedChewda
Rice, Puffedmormora
Ridge GourdTorai
SaffronKeshar, zaffran
Screw PineKewda
SemolinaSooji
Sesame seedsTil
Snake GourdPatola
Sweet Potato (Kumara)Shakkarkand
TamarindImli
Turmeric, Indian SaffronHaldi
VermicelliSeviyan
Water MelonKalingu
Wheat flour (Whole)Atta, Gehun ka atta
Wheat Flour, RefinedMaida
Wood appleKatha
YamChupri alu
YogurtDahi