Glossary section will assist you to find the English name for Indian ingredients. We have tried to cover as many ingredients as possible.

GLOSSARY:

A-I

Aam Mango
Aamchur, Amchur Mango powder
Aaru, Aadu, Peach
 Aachar Pickle
Adrak Ginger
Ajmod(leaves of ajwain) Parsley
Ajwain ke Phool Thyme
Ajwain Carom Seeds, Thyme, Caraway Seeds, Lovage Seeds
Akhrot Walnuts
Aloo, Alu Potato.
 Aloo-bukhaara Plum
Alsi Flax Seeds, Linseed
Amla Indian gooseberry
Amrud Guava
Annanas Pineapple
Anar Pomegranate
Anaar Dana Pomegranate seeds
Anas phal, Chakra Phool Star Anise
Anda Egg
Angoor Grapes
Aniseed Sanuf.
Anjeer Fig
 Erandi Castor
Ara-root Arrow-root
 Arvi Colocasia
Areca Betel nut.
Arhar Dal Pigeon Pea,
Split red gram
Arvi ka saag Colocassia leaves
Hing Asafoetida
Aserio Aniseed.
Atta Flour
 Nimbu Lemon
Badai Aniseed stars.
Badaam Almonds
Badi Elaichi Big Cardamom
Ber, Bor  Indian Berries
Baingan Brinjal,  Eggplant
Bajra Pearl Millet
Bakla Broad Beans
Bakri ka Gosht Mutton
Band Gobhi, Patta Gobhi Cabbage
Bari Mirch Green pepper, Capsicum
Basmati, Basmati Chawal Long grain rice from the Himalayan Foothills
Besan Bengal Gram flour
Bhang Hemp
Bhatma Soya bean
Kamal Kakri Lotus Stem
Bhindi Okra, Lady’s Finger
Bhuna chana Roasted gram dal
Bhutta, Bhutta Sabut, Makka Corn on the cob, Maize
Bumallo or Bombil Bombay Duck
Bundhi, Boondi Small fried savoury drops made from gramflour
Buttak, Battak Bombay Duck
Cassia a kind of Cinnamom
Chachinda Snake gourd
Chukander Beetroot
Chana Bengal Gram
Chana Dal Split Bengal Gram
Chana Kala Black Chick pea
Charoli, Charonji Piyal seeds
Chowli Black Eyed Beans
Chole, Channa
Hara Chana Chickpeas (green)
Elaichi Green cardamom
Saunf Anise Seed
Dal Pulse, lentil, legume, beans, peas etc.
Doodhi, Dudhi Bottle Gourd/Indian Sweet Gourd
Garam Masala Mixture of Indian Spices
Ghee Clarified butter

J-P

 Jaiphal Nutmeg
Jeera, Zeera Cumin
Kabuli Chana Chickpeas
Kala Jeera, Shahi Jeera Black Cumin seeds, Caraway Seeds
Kala Namak Black Rock Salt
Kalonji,Kalaunji Onion seeds (Nigella Seeds)
Karonda Cranberry, Natal plum
Kasani Chicory
Kasoori Methi, Kastoori Meethi Dry Fenugreek Leaves
Kebab Skewered food cooked over charcoal in a Tandoor or BBQ
Kheema Minced meat
Keenu Tangerine
Khas khas Poppy seeds
Khubani, Jardaloo Apricot
Khoya, Mawa Dried whole thickened milk
Khus Khus Poppy seeds
Kishmish  Currants, Raisins, Sultanas
Kofta Deep fried Meat or Vegetable Balls
Kokum, Cocum, Mangosteen A variety of plum, pitted and dried, prune-like and very sour
Korma, Kurma, Khorma Meat dish with cream or yoghurt
Limbu Lemon or Lime
Maida All purpose flour
Maki, Makka Corn
Malai Cream
Mumra, Kurmura Puffed  Rice
Masoor Red Lentil
Masoor Dal Split Red Lentil
Matar Dal Split Yellow or Green Peas
Matar, Matta, Mutta Green peas
Mawa Whole dried milk
Methi Fenugreek
Methi Dana Fenugreek Seeds
Methi Saag Fenugreek leaves
Mooli Large white radish
Mooli ka Saag Radish leaves
Moong Green Gram
Moong dal Green Gram (split)
Moong dal Chilka Green Gram, split, with skin
Moti Elaichi Brown Cardamom
Moti Saunf, Soonf Fennel
Musli Asparagus
Neem Margosa tree
Neembu Lemon or Lime
Kalonji Onion seeds
Nilgiri Eucalyptus
Paalak Spinach
Paya Trotter
Pakora Vegetable, Meat or Cheese coated in spicy chickpea batter and deep fried (Similar to Bhaji)
Paneer Indian Cottage Cheese
Paplet Pomfret
Paratha Bread fried in ghee on the griddle
Pav, Paav, Pao Bun
Pawa, Pava, Pauwa, Poha, Chiwda Flakes of rice or flattened rice
Phitkari Alum
Piaz, Peeaz, Pyaz, Piyaaz Onion
Podina, Pudhina, Pudina Peppermint leaves
Poori, Puri Airy, deep-fried unleavend bread which puffs up when cooked
Powa, Poha Pressed/Beaten rice/Flattened Rice

Q-Z

Raita A cooling chutney dip made with yoghurt and flavoured with mint, Cucumber and/or coriander
Rajama, Rajma Red kidney beans
Rawa, Rava, Suji Semolina
Roomali Roti A very thin but large roti (bread)
Roti General term for Indian unleavened breads
Roti Missy Multi grain basic flat bread
Saboodana Tapioca, Sago
Sabut Masala Whole condiments
Sabut Moong Green Gram (whole)
Sabut Urad Black gram (whole)
Safed Jeera White Cumin Seeds
Safed Mattar Dry white peas
Safed Mirch White pepper
Safed Rajma Alubia Beans, A type of Kidney Beans
Sarson Ka Saag Mustard leaves
Saunth, Sonth Ginger (dried)
Seviyan, Semia Vermicelli
Shahad Honey
Shalgam Turnip
Shimla Mirch, Simla Mirch Bell peppers
Sooran Elephant Yam
Subja, Sabja Basil seeds
Suran Yam
Taipal or jaiphal Nutmeg
Taj Patia, Tejpatta Bay leaf.
Tendli Gherkins
Til Sesame
Tinda A vegetable of the cucumber family (Gentlemean’s Toes)
Tindora, Tindla Ivy Gourd
Toor Dal, Thoor Dhal Yellow split peas (Pidgeon Peas) can also be Oily (Malawi)
Toovar Lilva Bean Seeds
Tulsi, Tusci Basil
Turia, Tori Ridge gourd (Indian Courgette)
Tusli ke Patte Basil leaves
Urid dal, Urad dal Dehusked black gram dal (Horsebean)
Urid dal, Urad dhal Black gram, split and skinless
Vanaspati Vegetable oil
Zafran, Zafron Saffron
Zaiphal Nutmeg
Zamikand Yam
Zeera Cumin
Zetoon Ka Tel Olive Oil
Zetoon, Zaitoon Olives