Indian Spices & their English Names

A

Aadrak ( Ginger )

Aamchur Powder ( Raw Mango powder )

Aata ( Wheat Flour )

Ajwain ( Carom Seeds )

Akhrot ( Walnuts )

Aloo ( Potatoes )

Anar (Pomegranate) Anardana ( Pomegranate seeds )


B

Badaam ( Almonds )

Badi Elaichi ( Black Cardamom )

Basmati Chaaval ( Basmati Rice )

Besan ( Gram Flour )


C

Channa Daal

Chaandi ( Edible Silver Foil )

Chakra Phool (Star Anise)

Chawal Ka Aata ( Rice Flour )

D

Daal ( Generic term for all pulses )

Dahi ( Plain yogurt )

Dalchini ( Cinnamon )

Dhania ( Coriander seeds )

Dhania powder ( Coriander Powder )

Dill seed and weed (Suwa)

E

Elaichi ( Cardamom )

G

Garam Masala ( Spice Mixture )

Ghee ( Clarified butter )

Gulab Pani ( Rose Water )

Gur ( Jaggery )

H

Haldi ( Turmeric )

Hari Mirch ( Green Chilies)

Hing ( Asafoetida )

I

Imli ( Tamarind )

J

Jaiphal ( Nutmeg )

Jeera ( Cumin seeds )


K

Kadipatta ( Curry Leaves )

Kaju ( Cashew nuts )

Kala Namak or Sanchal ( Black Salt )

Kali Mirch ( Black Peppercorn )

Kalonji ( Back Onion seeds )

Kastoori Methi (Fenugreek Leaves dried )

Kebab Cheeni ( Allspice )

Kesar ( Saffron )

Khajur ( Dates )

Khus Khus ( Poppy seeds )

Kishmish ( Golden raisins )

L

Lahsun ( Garlic )

Lal Mirchi ( Red chilies )

Lal Mirchi powder ( Red chili powder)

Lavang ( Cloves )

M

Maida ( Plain Flour )

Masala ( Spice Mixture )

Masur daal ( Red Lentils )

Methi leaves ( Fenugreek leaves )

Methi seeds ( Fenugreek seeds )

Moong Daal

Mustard Oil

Mutter ( Green Peas )

N

Namak ( Salt )

Narial ( Coconut Whole )

Narial ka doodh ( Coconut milk )

Nimbu ( Lemons)

Nimbu ( Limes )

P

Palak ( Spinach )

Paneer ( Home made Cheese )

Pista ( Pistachio nuts )

Poha ( Flattened Rice Flakes )

Pomegranate ( Anar)

Pudina ( Mint )

R

Rai ( Black Mustard Seeds )

Rajmah ( Red Kidney beans )

Rawa ( Semolina )


S

Sabja or Tukmaria

Sanchal ( Fennel seeds)

Saunf ( Fennel seeds)

Shahi Jeera ( Black Cumin Seeds )

Sirka (Vinegar )

Sukha Narial ( Desiccated Coconut )

Sultana ( Black raisins )

Suwa or Shopa ( Aniseed )

T

Tej Patta ( Bay Leaf )

Til ( Sesame seeds )

Tulsi ( Basil )

Tur Daal (Yellow Lentil)

U

Udad Daal

V

Varaq (Chaandi ) Edible sliver foil

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