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South Indian Translations

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Here is a list of cooking ingredients that I have compiled. The translations are done from ENGLISH to HINDI, TELEGU, KANNAD, MALAYALAM and TAMIL. I welcome all to include more additions to this list...

 

English

     Tamil     Malayalam      Telugu    Kannada      Hindi
Bengal gram  Kadalai parupu Kadalaparippu Senaga pappu Kadale bele Chana dal
Green gram Payathamparupu Cheruparipu Pesara pappu Hesaru bele Moong dal
Black gram Ulunthamparuppu Uzhunnuparippu Mina pappu Udiina bele Urad dal
Red gram Thuvaramparupu Thuvaraparippu Kandipappu Thoragibele Toordal
Thymol Omam Vaum Vaumu Oma Ajwain
Aniseed Sombu Perinjeerakam Sopu Badesepi Saunf
Jaggery Vellam Vellam Bellam Bella Gud
Sugar Sakarai Panjasara Chakara Sakkare Shakkar
Ghee Neyi Neyi Neyyi Thuppa Ghee
Curds/Yoghurt Thayir Thayer Perugu Mosaru Dahi
Butter Vennai Venna Venna Benne Makhan
Buttermilk More   Majjiga Majjige  
Turmeric Manjal Manjal Pasupu Arasina Haldi
Tamarind Puli Puli Chintapandu Huli Imli
Poppy seeds Kasakasa Khasakhasa Gasagasalu Gasagasa Khuskhus
Pepper Milagu Kurumulagu Miriyalu Ollemenasu Kalimirchi
Nutmeg Jathikai Jathikai Jajikayi Jajikayi Jaiphal
Mustard Kadugu Kadugu Avalu Sasive Rai
Ginger Inji Inji Allam Shunti Adhrak
Garlic Poondu Vellulli Ullipayilu Bellulli Lasun
Rice sticks Sevai        
Rice flakes/Beaten rice Aval Aval Attugulu Avalakki Chivda/Poha
Gramflour Kadalamaavu Kadalapodi Senaga pindi Kadalehittu Besan
Riceflour Arisimaavu Aripodi Biyyampindi Akkihittu  
Allpurposeflour Maidamaavu Maida Maidapindi Maida Maida
Drumstick Murungakkai Muringakaya Munnakaya Nuggekayi Sago
Cilantro/Coriander 
leaves
Kothamallli Malli Ela Kothimira Kothambari Soppu  
Coriander seeds Kothamalli verai Malli Dhanialu Kothambari Beeja/Dhaniya Dhania
Ladiesfinger/Okra Vendaikkai Vendakaya Bendakaya Bendekayi Bindi
Spinach Keerai Cheera Paalak Paalak Paalak
Mint leaves Pudhina Pudhina Pudhina Pudhina Pudhina
Semolina Ravai Rava BombaiRawa Rave Sooji
Cracked Wheat Godhumai ravai Gothambu rava Godumalu rawa Godi rave  
Curry leaves Karivepilai Karivepila Karivepaku Karikevu Kadi patti
Vermicelli Semiya Semiya Semiya Shavige Semya/Sevai
Sago Javarisi   Saggubiyyam Sabkakki Sabudhana
Cardamom Yelakkai Ellakkaya Elakayi Yelakki Elaichi
Cinnamon Pattai Krugapatta Lavang patta Chakke Dalchini
Cloves Grambu/lavangam Karayam Poo Lavangam Lavanga Lavang
Cumin Seeds Seerakam Jeerakam Jilakara Jeerige Jeera
Cashewnuts Mundhiri paruppu Kashunandi Jeedipappu Godambi Kaju
Fenugreek Vendhayam Uluva Menthulu Menthe Methi
Dry red pepper Sigappu/vara milagai Kollamulaku Yendu mirapakayalu Onamenasina kaayi Lal mirch
Sesame seeds Ellu Ellu Nuvvullu Ellu Til
Saffron Kumkuma poo Kesari Kukumpoovu Kesari Kesar
Lima Beans Mocha paruppu Amarapayar Anamulu Chapparada avare kaaye  
Wheat Godhumai Godhambu Godumalu Godi Gehu
Garbanzo beans/chick peas Kondai kadalai/ Kabul kadalai   Senagalu Kadale kaalu Channa

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8 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
creating basic infrastructure for your coming delicious south indian recipes......Am I right man?If yes, then......thanks a lot!
kpratishnair's picture
haha, u really are funny !!!
shakti's picture
This is awesome.
kpratishnair's picture
Thankyou !! i am also impressed with your posts..hope you are taking care of your health
farah's picture
Thanks for the list. its very helpful. Btw:Buttermilk in hindi is Chas ( i think)
Pervez87's picture
This is great. Good to have a list. Often my friend from Chennai is found pronouncing "In India we have this..(veggie, spice, ....)" to his american wife " it is called .....". He of course means in Chennai. His poor wife is at a loss when she tires to look up the item in cook books. At times we his friends are not of much help, all coming from different states. Some terms in Hindi/Urdu: Cracked wheat is called Dhalia, Coriander is called Hara Dhania in North India and Kothmir in South India. Rice Flour would be Chaval Ka Atta. Buttermilk is Chanch as Farah said. Saffron is called Zaffraan in Southern India. Jaggery/Gud/ should should not be confused by Guth which is Bone Marrow. (believe me this is happened!) Sugar/shakkar is also called Cheeni mostly in North India. The Delhi Govt fell on the price of Onions ie Payaz or Khandha(mostly in Central India). Garbanzo Beans is specifically referred to Kabuli Channa, Channa being generic term for a type peas. Which brings us to green Peas ie Mutter. More later.....
Pervez87's picture
hey guys add to this wonderful list
wini's picture
This site was very useful :)