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Basic Cooking Terminology

Chop Cutting into small pieces.  Deep fry Cook in hot oil/ghee till desired colour is reached.  Dice Cut into small even cubes.  Fry Cook in oil/ghee.  Garnish Decorate (on top) by adding other food stuff.  Grate Cutting into fine thin strips (using a grater).  Knead Pressing dough with hand by folding and turning till it reaches the required consistency. Mash Crush the food finely after softening (by boiling...) or using a masher.  Paste Smooth blend of solid ingredient with liquid.  Peel Removal of outer layer using a knife or a peeler.  Roast Over heating without any oil/ghee.  Season To add spices and other ingredients to increase the flavor.  Shallow fryCook in little oil for a short time.  Simmer Cook in low flame after content starts boiling.  Stir Mixing with a ladle.  Slit Make a long narrow opening (usually for chillies)  Sieve Process used to separate finer parts from the coarser parts (using a sieve).


 Spices - Translation MatrixHindi English Tamil Amchur Dry Mango powderManga podi Adhrak Ginger Inji Ajwain Oregano Omam Anardana Pomegranate SeedsMadhulai vidhai Badi Elaichi Cardamom (Big) Ellakkai Dal Chini Cinammon Pattai Dhania Sabut Coriander seeds Kothamalli vedhai Haldi Turmeric Manjal Hari Elaichi Cardamom (green) Pachai Elakkai Hing Asafoetida Perungayam Imli Tamarind Puli Jaiphal Nutmeg Jathikai Jayitri Mace Jathi patri Jeera Cumin Seeds Jeerakam Kala namak Rock salt Kal Uppu Kalaungi Onion seeds Vengaya vadhai Kali Mirch Black pepper Milagu Kesar Saffron Kunkuma poo Khus Khus Poppy seeds Khus Khus Lal Mirch Red pepper Kanja Milagai Laung Cloves Grambu Lehsan Garlic Poondu Methi Fenugreek seeds Mendhiyam Nimbu ka ChilkaLime peel Elumicham thol Sarson Mustard seeds Kadugu Saunf Aniseed Sombhu/PerunjeeragamSaunth Dry Ginger Chukku Shah Jeera Black cumin seeds Karunjeeragam Tej Patta Bay Leaf Lavanga Elai Thil Sesame Seeds Ellu  


 Grains - Translation MatrixHindi English Tamil Atta Wheat Flour (whole)Godhumai MavuBajra Pearl Millet Cambu Chiwra/PohaRice Flakes Aval Jau Barley Barli Juar Sorghum Cholam Maida Wheat Flour RefinedMaida mavu Makki Maize Makka Cholam Murmura Rice Puffed Pori Sevaiyan Vermicilli Semiya Sooji Semolina Ravai Sabudana Sago Javvarisi  

 Pulses and Lentils - Translation MatrixHindi English Tamil Arhar/Tur dal Red Gram Dal Thuvaram ParuppuBesan Bengal gram flour Kadalai Maavu Channa Dal Bengal gram dal Kadalai Paruppu Kabuli Channa Chick pea Kondai Kadalai Kala Channa Bengal gram whole Kothu Kadalai Kala Channa dhuliBengal gram skinnedPottu Kadalai Kulthi Horse gram Kollu Lobhiya Cow pea Karamani Masoor Sabut Lentil Dal Mysore Paruppu Mattar Peas Pattani Moong chilka Green gram split Pachai Payaru Moong dal Green gram dal Payatham ParuppuMoong sabut Green gram whole Paasi Paruppu Rajma Mexican beans Rajma Urad Dhuli Black gram dal Ulutham Paruppu Urad Chilka black gram split Karuppu ulundhu Urad dhuli black gram skinned Vellai ulundhu Val Field bean Mochai  


 Dry Fruits - Translation MatrixHindi English Tamil Akhrot Walnuts Akhrot Badam Almonds Badam Kaju CashewnutsMundhri ParuppuKishmish Raisins Dhrakchai MoongphaliPeanuts Verkadalai  


 Dairy Products - Translation MatrixHindi English Tamil Chhach/LassiWhey/Butter MilkMoru Dhahi Yoghurt/Curd Thayiru Ghee Clarified butter Nei Mava/Khoa Whole dried milk Thirati palMakhan Butter Vennai Paneer Cottage cheese Pal Katti  


 Others - Translation MatrixHindi English Tamil Achar Pickle Oorugai Ararut Arrow root flourkuva mavuDab Coconut tender Elaneer Gudh Jaggery Vellam Pan patthaBeetle leaves Vethilai Supari Areca nut Paku Hope this content was useful for you. Thanks for reading !!

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ADITYA.SAHOO's picture
amezing thanks a lot
Sanghi's picture
Thanks for the comment.
Kalaimagal's picture
The tips were useful could u tell me what is arrow in TAmil is it Cenai kilangu /Senai kilangu . If u don't mind can u please post them with pictures Thanks alot
konthai's picture
Arrow means koovai.
Anonymous's picture
What is Toor Dal in Tamil. Please tell me
ifoodiee's picture
Hi I think toor dal is tuvaram paruppu in tamil...i remember my mom using that....the blog has some really helpful information!
konthai's picture
Toor dhal means thuvaram paruppu
jaayshree paua's picture
still missed many well what ii wanted i didnt got it so sorry but thanks also which i didnt knew i got those.
jaayshree paua's picture
still missed many well what ii wanted i didnt got it so sorry but thanks also which i didnt knew i got those.
pabitrakumar's picture
its really good.thanks
pabitrakumar's picture
thanks for comments
bhuvana's picture
Hi....really its very useful to me...thanks for posting useful information....
Anonymous's picture
great!
Grocery Translation & Cooking Terminology