Nov 30, 2007

Glossary of spices & translation in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada

With great difficulty, I managed to gather information on Indian spices and their translation into languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. Hope you all find this useful while cooking especially :). I have filled them to my level best. Feel free to correct me if you feel that you know any missing or incorrect information.

For other languages like Oriya, Marathi, etc please visit this website. I found this on the internet and felt that its a useful site.

English Tamil Hindi Malayalam Telugu Kannada
Aniseed Sombu sauf Karim jeerakam Sopu Dodda jeera
Asafoetida Perungayam Hing Kaayam Inguva Ingu
Bay Leaf Punnai ilai/Brinji ilai Tej/Tuj patta Karuvaela Masala Aku / Biryani aaku Carabewina soppu
Black Pepper Milagu Kalimirchi Kurumulaku Miriyalu Menasu
Cardamom Yelakkai Elaichi Elakka Elaichi / Yaalakkaya Ellakki
Cinnamon Pattai Tuj/Dalchini Patta Lavanga patta Lavanga pattiai
Cloves Lavangam/
Krambu
Lavang Kariampo Lavangam Lavanga
Coriander Seeds Varakothamalli/
dhaniya
Dhania Malli Dhaniyalu Kothambari
Cumin Seeds Jeeragham Shah Jeera/Kala Jeera Jeerakam Jeelakarra Jeerike
Curry leaves Kariveppilai kari Patta Kariveppila Karivepaku Karabewina soppu
Cashew
nuts
Mundhiri Kaju Kasuandy Jeedi pappu Godambi, jeedi pappu
Fennel Perunjeeragam Saunf Perun
jeeragam
Menthulu Sompu
Fenugreek Vendhayam Methi Uluva Menthulu Menthiyam
Garlic Vellai Poondu Lasun Veluthully Velluli payalu Bellulli
Ginger Injhi Adrak Inji Allam Shunti
Jaggery Vellam Gur Sarkkara Bellamu Bella
Mustard Kadugu Rai/Sarson Kaduku Avalu Sasuve
Poppy Seeds Kasakasa Khuskhus Kas Kas Gasalu / gasagasaalu Gasghasse
Red Chillies Sigappu
Milagai
lal Mirchi Unakka mulaku chuvanna Yendu mirapaka
yalu
Van Menasinakayi
Raisins Ularnda dhirakashai Kishmish Unakka munthiri Yendu dhraksha Kishmish
Tamarind Puli Imli Puli Chintha pandu Hunase hunnu
Turmeric powder Manjal podi Haldi Manjal podi Pasupu Harasina pudi
Basil Tulasi Tulsi Thulasi tulsichettu Tulasi
Parsley Malli kozhundhu (pacha kothamalli) Ajmooda ka patta Malleila Pole Kothimeera Jati Koora Kottambari Jothiya Soppu
Ajowan Omam Ajowan Ayamodakam Omamu Omu
Amchur Maangaa Podi Amchur Manga Podi Mamidikaya Pudi Mavinakai Pudi
Annatto Kongaram Sendri Kurangan kaya -- --
Cassia Nila avarai Shalari Nilavaka -- Nelavarike
Cubeb Seena milagu Kabab-chini Kuru-mulagu chaluva Miriyalu Balamenasu
Galangal Arattai Perarattai Kulinjan Cittaratta maamidi-al
lam
Rasmi
Kokum Murgal Kokum Kokkam -- Murgala
Lemon Grass Karppurappul Gandharatna Lime -- -- Majjige hullu
Licorice Atimaduram mulhatti Yashtimadhu
kam
ati-madhura
mu
yashthimadhu
Mint Puthina Pudina Pudhinaa Pudhina Koora Pudina Sopu
Nigella Karun Jiragam kalonji Karun jiragam -- --
Nutmeg Jathikkai Zaiphal Jathikka Jaikaaya Jaika
Oregano Oma Valli Ajwain Kattumaruva -- --
Paprika Bhajji milakaai Degi Mirch piriyan mulakupodi -- Hasimenasina kayi
Saffron Kungumapu Kesar kashmiram -- --
Sesame Ellu Til Karuthellu Nuvvulu Ellu
Star Anise Natchathira seeragam Dagad Phool Takkolam anaspuvvu Lakko sompu
Sumac Karkhadaga
chingi
kankrasing karil Karkkara
ringi
karil
Zedoary Kichili-kizh
anghu
Kachur Pula-kizh
anna
Kachoram Kachura
Rosemary -- Rusmari -- -- --

33 comments:

Shirley said...

Thanks alot Lakshmi for this glossary it is very useful.

Lakshmi the Great said...

Hi Shirley,
Several hundreds of them have visited that page and the irony is none of them have ever commented. Am really glad to see your comment. Thanks :)

Hema said...

Hi Lakshmi,
I have added this web page to my favorites. It will surely be of great help to me.

Lakshmi the Great said...

thanks a lot Hema for dropping by and adding this page to your favourites :)

Anonymous said...

It is fantastic. One more good comment!
How about recipes of South Indian
food? Shankara

Anonymous said...

In Kannada it is 'kesari' for saffron. Kesari bath is delicious!
Shankara

Lakshmi the Great said...

Hi Shankara, Thanks for dropping by. I plan to write about indian veggie food in a separate website that I had newly created over the weekend. do visit them often to know more recipes. http://happyburps.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lakshmi for your wonderful effort. It has helped me identify certain spices (esp. aniseed).
Nands

Anonymous said...

nice glossary ! very useful !!

Shobha said...

HI Lakshmi,

Your webpage is definetly going to be useful for many Indians like me.Great Job. Keep it up. Shobha

Lakshmi said...

Hi all,

thanks a lot for your comments. I will try to write more useful information :)

Cheers
Lakshmi

Nazeer said...

good work Lakshmiji...

could you make sure about parsely...it is not malli ila...malli ila is corriander leaves..
parsely is a kind of leaves using for making salads ( with burgol)..and soups...

if am wrong sorry..

JeshiNazeer

Annie said...

Lakshmi thanks a lot ...this is very useful to me

sowjanya said...

hi lakshmi
thanks a lot this is very useful now a days. but still some are missing. i would like to know what is the meaning in telugu for WHOLE PEPPER CORN. if u know pls add it in this page.

Saranya Senguttuvan said...

Hey Lakshmi


Good effort!

It was useful.. :)

Regards

Saranya

Anonymous said...

Hi..

Bay leafs are not Carabewina soppu.. Check it out

Moideen said...

Dear Lakshi
Ofcourse, you done a good job, appreciate your effert. Can you pls let me know the malayalam of Gum(of tree) (gondh) and the availability in Kerala.
Moideen, Abu Dhabi

Sree.. said...

thanks lakshmi.....

Anonymous said...

Heyy lakshmi!! Thanks a lot..I was preparing some project work for my kutty friend..Was searching for some meaning..Really helped me!!

Sarada said...

You have done a great work in setting up this translations page. Great job! Thank you!

Can you tell me what we call
'JAVETRI' in Telugu?

Sarada

Pavan said...

wow!! this is a great list. saved my day :)

Anonymous said...

hai lakshmi.............
its really great yaar...thanks a lot...we recently shifted to chennai and it was really difficult for me to buy something in near by shops..so i always use to rush to big super markets where i can search and buy..but now i can buy happily in near by shops with out any hassel...thanq

Anonymous said...

it will be greatful if u also include vegetable names...

suhana said...

Thanx yaar....gr8 work....if u plz try to include vegetables and fruitz.....

Anonymous said...

hi, its really great work.It helped me lot.Thank u.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot laksmi..this list is super helpful....especially while communicating with my tam m-I-l...:)
Neha.

priya said...

This is very useful. As I am a malayaly and recently in karnataka i am not familiar with kannada words which gives me great diifficulty in day today life.Now I got too many kannada words.If u don't mind please add ,kannada words for rice ,sugar, dals, vegetables, fruits etc. Thank you very much .

appu said...

Hi Lakshmi, thanks a lot for compiling and hosting such nice info.

I cuould not find "Jaljeera" in th list. Any scope to find this?

Rgs/Appu, H/O Selvi

bala krishna mohan said...

Dear Lakshmi,

Could you pls let me know the telugu name of Gum(of tree) (gondh) and its availability.

Its really appreciate if you help me out on this.

Thanks,
Mohan

Anonymous said...

Hi Lakshmi,
What is the english name of Kannadda spice 'eepli'

Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! Anise is not actually saunf! Anise tastes a bit like saunf but saunf is actually fennel seed :) Hope that helps! Excellent list btw!

Also, I speak tamil too and we use chitharathai in our family... but maybe that is borrowed from malayalam! not sure - but you might want to check!

 
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