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Nov 8, 2008

Glossary of Food Items

I always wanted to make a list for the meanings of common food items. Finally I managed to do it. If I miss anything, let me know. I shall add them to the glossary. If any blank spaces are seen, it might be that I couldn’t find the meanings. If anyone knows the particular meaning, please let me know. Don’t hesitate to point out any mistakes or additions.


Dairy Products

ENGLISHTELUGU HINDI
Butter VennaMakhan
Butter Milk MajjigaChaas
Clarified ButterNeyyi Ghee
Cottage CheeseJunnuPaneer
Cream MeegadaMalai
Milk Paalu Doodh
Yogurt or CurdPerugu Dahi


Dry Fruits and Nuts

ENGLISHTELUGU HINDI
AlmondBaadam pappu Badaam
Cashew Jeedi Pappu Kaju
Currants, Raisins Endu Draksha Kishmish
Dates KharjooramKhajoor
Peanut/Ground Nut Veru Senaga Pappu Mung phali
Pistachio Pista Pappu Pista
Walnut Akrut Kaya Akrut


Flours

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
All-Purpose Flour or Plain Flour MaidaMaida
Black Gram Flour Minapa Pindi Urad Flour
Chickpea Flour or Gram Flour Senagapindi Besan
Finger Millet Flour Raagi Pindi Ragi
Millet FlourJonna Pindi Bajra
Rice FlourBiyyapu Pindi Chaawal Ka Atta
Semolina Upma Rava Sooji
Wheat FlourGodhuma Pindi Atta


Fruits

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
Apple Apple Pandu Sabe
Banana Arati Pandu Kela
Black Berries Neredu Pandlu Jamoon
Custard Apple Sita Phalam Sita Phal
Grapes Draaksha Pandlu Angoor
Guava Jama Pandu Amrood
Jackfruit Panasa Pandu Kathal
Mango Maamidi PanduAam
Musk Melon, Cantaloupe Kirani Kaya Kharbooja
Orange Naarinja, Kamala Pandu Santra, Mosambi
Papaya Boppayi PanduPapita
Pear Beri Kaya Nashpati
Pineapple Anasa Pandu Ananas
Plum AlbukharaAloobukhara
Pomegranate Daanimma Pandu Anar
Sapodilla SapotaChickoo
Watermelon PuchchakaayaTarbooj


Herbs

ENGLISH TELUGUHINDI
Basil Tulasi Tulsi
Bay Leaf Biryani Aaku Tej Patta
Cilantro Kottimeera Dhania
Curry Leaves Karivepaku Kadipatta
Dry Fenugreek Leaves Endu Menthi AakuluKasoori Methi
Fenugreek Leaves Menthi Aakulu Methi
Mint PudinaPudina


Oils

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
Coconut OilKobbari NooneNaariyal Ka Tel
Groundnut OilVerusenaga NooneMungphali Ka Tel
Mustard OilAava NooneSarson Ka Tel
Olive OilOlive OilZeeton Ka Tel
Sesame OilNuvvula NooneTil Ka Tel


Others

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
Beaten Rice AtukuluPoha, Chiwda
Betel Leaves ThamalpaakuluPaan
Dry Ginger Powder SontiSonth
Egg GudduAnda
Honey Taene Shahad
Indian Gooseberry UsirikayaAmla
Jaggery BellamGud
Oil Noone Tel
Puffed Rice Murmuralu/BoruguluMurmura
Rice Biyyam Chaaval
Sago Saggu Biyyam Sabudana
Salt UppuNamak
Sugar Chakkera, Panchadaara Cheeni
Sugarcane Cheruku Gannah, Eekh
TamarindChintapandu Imli
VermicelliSemiyaSeviyan


Pulses

ENGLISHTELUGU HINDI
Bengal Gram Pachi Senaga Pappu Chana Dal
Pigeon Peas Kandi PappuToor Dal
Split Black GramMinappappuUrad Dal
Split Green Gram Pesara PappuMoong Dal


Spices

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
AsafetidaInguvaHing
Black Salt--------Kaala Namak
CardamomYelakuluElaichi
CinnamonDaalchin ChekkaDalchini
ClovesLavangaaluLaung
Dry Mango PowderMaamidikaya Orugu PodiAmchoor
GarlicVellulli, TellagaddaLasan
GingerAllamAdrak
MaceJaapatriJavithri
NutmegJaji KayaJaiphal
PeppercornsMiriyaluKaali Mirch
Red ChiliErra MirapakaayaluLal Mirch
SaffronKumkuma PuvvuKesar
TurmericPasupuHaldi


Seeds

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
AniseedSompuSaunf
Caraway SeedsNallagilakaraShajeera
Carom SeedsVaamuAjwain
Coriander SeedsDhaniyaaluDhaniya
Cumin SeedsJeela KarraJeera
Fenugreek SeedsMenthuluMethi
Mustard SeedsAavaaluRai
Nigella/Onion seeds-------Kalonji
Poppy SeedsGasagasaaluKhuskhus
Sesame SeedsNuvvuluTil


Vegetables

ENGLISHTELUGUHINDI
Ash GourdBoodida Gummadi KaayaPetha
Bitter GourdKakarakayaKarela
Bottle GourdSorakaaya, AanapakaayaLauki, Doodhi
CabbageKyabejiPatta Gobi
Capsicum, Bell PepperSimla or Benguluru MirapakayaSimla Mirch
Carrot----------Gajar
CauliflowerPuvvuPhool Gobi
Cluster BeansGoru ChikkuduGowar Beans
ColocasiaChema Dumpa, Chema GaddaArbi
Corn/MaizeMokka JonnaluMakkai, Bhutta
CucumberDosakaayaKheera
DrumstickMulakkada, MunagakaayaShingphali
Eggplant, BrinjalVankayaBaingan
Green ChiliPachi MirapakaayaluHari Mirchi
Lime or LemonNimmakaayaNimbu
MushroomsPuttagoduguluGoochi, Dhingri
Okra Benda KaayaBhindi
Onion Ullipaaya, Erra GaddaKanda Pyaaz
Papaya Boppayi Kaaya Papita
Peas Batani Matar
Potato Alu Gadda, Urla Gadda Aloo
Pumpkin Gummadi KaayaKadhu
Radish Mullangi Mooli
Ridge Gourd BeerakaayaTori
Snake GourdPotlakayaChachinda
Sorrel Leaves GonguraAmbadi
Spinach PaalakooraPalak
Sweet Potato Genusugadda, Chilagadadumpa Shakarkand
Tomato Tomato Tamatar


Thanks Sra and Rekha for helping me with some meanings! Thank you S.G.S. for helping with the Telugu meaning of Dry Mango Powder. I updated the meanings.

41 comments:

Cham said... [Reply]

Should be useful for those who want to use as a reference.Great work Uma!

sowmya said... [Reply]

good job..very useful..

jayasree said... [Reply]

Good work, uma.

sra said... [Reply]

Uma, ajwain is vaamu; saunf is sopu; cauliflower is sometimes called puvvu; cabbage is kyabeji ;)

G.Pavani said... [Reply]

great job uma...it is very useful to me do u know telugu

Kitchen Flavours said... [Reply]

Three cheers to you patience dear. Very informative post. Good Work dear.

Alka said... [Reply]

Hey nice work done...even i am compiling such information ,and i know how time consuming it is !
Kudos !

Priya said... [Reply]

Useful n great work uma..

aparna said... [Reply]

Great work uma.

Uma said... [Reply]

Thank you so much for your encouragements friends!

@Sra, Thanks for the meanings, I shall update soon!

@Pavani, Of course, I Know Telugu! I am an andhrite too!

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

this really useful dear...u have grouped it so very well....good job!

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

I had a good time brushing through some of the hindi terms. Frankly it has been a long time since I rememebred the words. Very informative!

DEESHA said... [Reply]

thatz a good job ..

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That's very handy Uma. Thanks.

rekhas kitchen said... [Reply]

uma great job chala upayagam tappuga anukoruga shageera-- nallagilakara,

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanks friends!

@Rekha: Thanks for another word. I added it.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Gongura is called ambadi.Ambada is a sour berry.

Vij said... [Reply]

Great job uma!!

anudivya said... [Reply]

Hey! Very good info, I got one list on my blog which I posted long back, but not as organized as this. Great work!

RAKS KITCHEN said... [Reply]

Great effort!

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

This is indeed gr8 and useful piece of information....
Thaks for sharing dear...

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanks Anonymous! Corrected it!

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

I had started a glosssary page and half way through got tired! This shows the effort:)

Rosie said... [Reply]

This is great Uma :)

Rosie x

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hi,

just been thru ur glossary , and found "Dry Mango Powder" didnt hav its telugu version of what itz called.

An "orugu" is a dried up veggie in telugu, so a dried up piece of mango is "maamidikai orugu" , so for "dry mango powder" u can call it "maamidikai orugu podi"


s.g.s

Uma said... [Reply]

Thank you s.g.s! I updated the meanings.

Srikanth said... [Reply]

Uma, Thank you and appreciate for your efforts. It really helps to the all sections of people for maintaining good health.

madhumsr said... [Reply]

thanks.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

i am very much thankfull to you uma

phani said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, can you tell me wat is pappu noone called in english?

Uma said... [Reply]

@phani:

By "pappu noone" you mean "verusenaga noone"? If yes, it's already there in the glossary. If not, I have no idea what it meant! I am sorry!!

pavani said... [Reply]

HI UMA
can i know wht r flaxseeds n where can i find dem?

Uma said... [Reply]

@pavani:

Flax seeds are tiny seeds that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. These healthy seeds should be included in our regular diet in some form. If interested, you can read more about these seeds at this address:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flax_seeds

These flax seeds are available in any regular grocery store. Hope this helps :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Thanks Uma...

ram said... [Reply]

thanks . .
it may useful for my interview.. because i would like to say my hobby is cooking in my interview............

Anonymous said... [Reply]

hi frnds, can you please tell me the gantlu or
ganti pindi(telugu) in english

Anonymous said... [Reply]

hi

Uma said... [Reply]

@Anonymous: According to the article I read at this link: http://www.milletindia.org/publication/GodsOwnCrops.pdf

Gantlu/Sajjalu means Pearl Millet. So obviously, ganti pindi would mean Millet Flour. You can check the above link to know more.

SivaMCA said... [Reply]

Good Work Uma...

Jessy @ Cosatto said... [Reply]

Well done, great evaluation.

raj said... [Reply]

Great Job Uma

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