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INDIAN SPICES AND COOKING TERMS




Adrak or Adhrak ----- Ginger



Ajmoda or Ajmud ----- Parsley



Ajwain ke Phool ----- Thyme



Tishi ----- Flax Seeds or Linseed



Anas phal ----- Star Anise



Arandi or Erandi ----- Castor



Ara-root, Paniphal, or Tikora ----- Arrowroot



Arvi ka saag ----- Colocassia Leaves



Atta ----- Chapatti flour



Bada Nimbu ----- Lemon



Badai ----- Aniseed stars



Badam ----- Almonds



Badi Elaichi ----- Cardamom



Bari Mirch ----- Capsicum



Badiyan or Chakri Phool ----- Star Anise



Bhuna chana ----- Roasted gram dal



Chana ----- Bengal Gram



Chana Dal ----- Split Bengal Gram



Charoli or Charonji ----- Piyal Seeds



Chashni ----- Sugar Syrup



Cheeni or Chini ----- Sugar



Chilgoza ----- Pine Nuts



Chor Magaz ----- Melon Seeds



Choti Ilaichi or Elaichi ----- Green Cardamom



Choti Saunf ----- Anise Seed



Chukka Bhaji or Chukka Leaves ----- Red Sorrel Leaves



Dahi ----- Curd or Yoghurt



Dahi ka Pani ----- Whey



Dewa ----- Lentils



Dhania or Dhanyia ----- Kothamalli Coriander (Cilantro)



Dhingri ----- Mushroom



Doodh ----- Milk



Elaichi ----- Cardamom



Ganna ----- Sugar Cane



Garam Masala ----- A blend of spices used in Northern India



Gehun ka Atta ----- Whole Wheat Flour



Ghee ----- Clarified Butter



Haldi ----- Turmeric Powder



Hara Dhania ----- Cilantro Leaves



Hari Mirch ----- Green Chillies



Hasha ----- Thyme



Imli Patte ----- Tamarind Leaves



Jagery ----- Molasses or Palm Sugar



Jaifal ----- Nutmeg



Jaitoon Ka Tel ----- Olive Oil



Jeera ----- Cumin (ground or whole)



Kali Mirch ----- Black Pepper



Kamal Gatta ----- Lotus Root



Kamarkas ----- Sage



Kari Patta ----- Curry Leaves



Kesar ----- Saffron



Khameer ----- Yeast



Khopre ----- Coconut Oil



Khus Khus ----- Poppy Seeds



Lahsun ----- Garlic



Lal Mirch ----- Cayenne Pepper



Lapsi ----- Cracked Wheat



Laung or Lavung ----- Clove



Madhu ----- Honey



Maida ----- All Purpose Flour



Makai ka Atta ----- Corn Flour



Makhan ----- Butter



Malai ----- Cream



Masala ----- A Blend of Spices



Methi Dana ----- Fenugreek Seeds



Methi Saag ----- Fenugreek Leaves



Mirch ----- Chilli



Mooli ka Saag ----- Radish Leaves



Moong ----- Green Gram



Moong dal Chilka ----- Green Gram split



Moti Elaichi ----- Cardamom



Moti Saunf ----- Fennel



Mulahati ----- Liquorice



Munakka ----- Sultanas or Currants



Nariyal ka Doodh ----- Coconut Milk



Neembu ----- Lemon or Lime



Nigella ----- Onion Seeds



Nimak ----- Salt



Nimboo ka Sat ----- Citric Acid



Nimbu ka Chilka ----- Lemon Rind



Nimbu or Neembu ----- Lemon



Pakane ka Soda or Pakane Wala ----- Baking Soda



Panch Phoran ----- Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Mustard and Onion Seeds)



Paneer ----- Indian Cottage Cheese



Pani ----- Water



Paniphal ----- Arrowroot



Papad khar ----- Sodium Benzoate



Patna ----- Long Grain Rice



Patra ----- Colocasia Leaf



Patta Gobi or Patha Gobi ----- Cabbage



Patta Subzi ----- Leafy Vegetables



Phitkari ----- Alum



Piaz or Pyaz ----- Onion



Pisi Cheeni ----- Castor Sugar



Podina or Pudhina ----- Peppermint leaves



Phool Gobhi ----- Cauliflower



Rai, Raai, or Raee ----- Mustard Seeds



Rawa or Rava ----- Suji Semolina



Rawas or Raavas ----- Indian Salmon



Repti or Morrul Machli ----- Sole fish



Sabut Moong ----- Green Gram (whole)



Sabut Urad ----- Black Gram (whole)



Safed Jeera ----- White Cumin Seeds



Safed Mirch ----- White Pepper



Santara ----- Orange



Sarson Ka Saag ----- Mustard Leaves



Sarson Ka Tel ----- Mustard Oil



Sauf ----- Aniseed



Saunf or Soonf ----- Fennel



Saunth or Sonth ----- Ginger (dried)



Seesti or Sefakuss ----- Sage



Shahad ----- Honey



Shakkar ----- Sugar



Sirka ----- Vinegar



Soa Saag ----- Dill weed



Sooraj mukhi ----- Sunflower



Sowa ----- Dill



Subja ----- Basil Seeds



Suvabhaji ----- Dillweed



Taatri or Tatri ----- Citric Acid



Tadka ----- Tarka Seasoning of Onion, Garlic and Spices



Taipal or Jaiphal ----- Nutmeg



Tel ----- Oil



Tulsi ----- Basil



Tusli ke Patte ----- Basil Leaves



Udrak ----- Ginger



Urad dal Chilka ----- Black gram - split and with skin on



Vanaspati ----- Vegetable Oil



Vark or Varak ----- Edible Silver or Gold Foil



Zafran or Zafron ----- Saffron



Zaiphal ----- Nutmeg



Zeera ----- Cumin



Zetoon Ka Tel ----- Olive Oil




I'm sure that I've missed many, if you would like me to add a spice or cooking term that I don't have here, please feel free to email me from the comment page. As well, if you see any information on this list that you think that I need to correct it, please let me know.



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