Glossary of Food Names English to Hindi

Some time back, I had written an article in which, I had given the given the Glossary of Indian Words in the Hindi and Marathi script for some commonly used food items. That article can be seen – Here.

In this article, I have again given the names of many commonly used food items, with the common English names and the commonly used Hindi names for these food items giving the English translation.

Spices and Condiments
Aniseed – Saunf
Asafetida – Heeng
Bay Leaf – Tej Patta
Cardamom – Illaichi
Chili – Mirchi
Cinnamon – Dalchini
Cloves – Laung
Coriander – Dhaniya
Cummin – Jeera
Fenugreek – Methi
Garlic – Lehsun
Ginger – Adrak
Mace – Javitri
Mint – Podina
Mustard – Sarson
Nutmeg – Jaiphal
Parsley – Ajmoda ke Patte
Peppercorns – Kali Mirch
Poppy Seeds – Khaskhas
Saffron – Zafran or Kesar
Sesame – Til
Tamarind – Imli
Turmeric – Haldi
Fruit, Vegetable and Nuts
Aubergines – Baigan
Almonds – Badam
Apples – Seb
Apricots – Khubani
Banana – Kela
Beetroot – Chukander
Brinjal – Baigun
Broad Beans – Sem
Cashew nut – Kaju
Cabbage – Bund Gobhi
Carrot – Gajar
Cauliflower – Phool Gobhi
Fig – Anjeer
Grape – Angoor
Groundnuts – Moongphali
Lemon – Neembu
Millet – Bajra
Mango – Aam
Okra – Bhindi
Olives – Zaitun
Olive Oil – Zaitun ka Tel
Onions – Piaz
Orange – Narangi
Peaches – Aaru
Green Pepper or Capsicum – Bari Mirch
Pineapple – Ananas
Pumpkin – Kaddu
Peas – Matter
Radish – Mooli
Raisins – Kishmish
Sweet Potato – Shakarkand
Tomatoes – Tama tar
Turnip – Shalgam
Vermicelli – Sevain
Vinegar – Sirka
Walnuts – Akhrot

Cereals
Flour – Maida
Flour (Whole meal) – Atta
Lentils – Dal, Arhar or Tur, Channa, Massoor, Moong, Urad
Semolina – Sooji
Lentil – Besan

Miscellaneous
Brain – Bheja
Butter – Makkhan
Chicken – Murghi
Coconut – Narial
Curd – Dahi
Duck – Bathak: Murghabi
Eggs – Ande
Fish – Machli
Flour – Maida
Kidney – Gurda
Liver – Kaleji
Lentils – Dal
Meat – Gosh
Mince – Keema
Mustard Oil – Sarson ka Tel
Prawns – Jheenge
Pheasant – Titar
Quail – Bater
Sugar – Shakar
Sweet – Mithai
Vermicelli – Sevain
Vegetables – Tarkari
Yoghurt – Dahi

About Sujata Nerurkar (1949 Articles)
I am an Expert Indian Chef, Food Columnist and Adviser. I write on food and recipes on my site and conduct cooking, candle making, chocolate making, dry cleaning, decoration and other art classes. The recipes and food themes given by me are unique and original and appear regularly in numerous reputed periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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