Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Glossary of Indian Grocery Shopping List / ( Along with Tamil Translation )

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Indian Grocery Shopping List:

I just  compiled  this  post  after  two  of  my  GFC Friends  asked  me  if  I  could make  a  post  of common  list  of  Indian  Grocery items ,  that we would   purchase every  month.


Could  I  do  that ?  Of  course !


I have tried  my   best to  cover  up  all  the  stuff,   we need  to  pick  up  at  the Indian store  each  month, with  my  Mom’s  comprehensive  list  &  guidance..!
  
Below  is  the  glossary  of  " English  to  Tamil  ingredients "  translation…!

Do check  out  and  add  your  valuable suggestions...:)


   ENGLISH                                    TAMIL
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        Pulses,  Cereals & Nuts:

·        Toor Dal / Red Gram                    - Tuvaram Paruppu
·        Urad Dal / Black Gram               -  Ulutham Paruppu
·        Moong Dal /  Green Gram          - Paasi Paruppu   
·        Bengal Gram                                  - Kadalai Paruppu
·        Fried Gram Dal                              - Udaicha Kadalai
·        Wheat flour / Atta                        - Godhumai Maavu
·        Gram flour  / Besan flour           - Kadalai Maavu
·        Corn flour                                        - Makka Cholam
·        All Purpost flour                            - Maida   
Rice Flour                                       - Arisi Maavu
·        Ragi / Millet flour                         - Kelvaragu Maavu  
·        Chole / Chickpeas                          - Kondakadalai
·        Hyacinth / Field bean                  - Mochai kottai
·        Rajma / Red kidney bean           - Karamani
·        Peanuts / Groudnut                      - Verkadalai
·        Cashewnuts                                     - Mundhiri
·        Almond                                             - Badam paruppu
·        Pista                                                   - Pista paruppu
·        Walnut                                              - Akrute


        Grains:

·        Basmati Rice                                   - Biryani arisi
·        Raw Rice                                          - Paccha risi
·        Boiled Rice                                       - Pulunga arisi
·        Poha / flattened rice                     - Aval
·        Puffed Rice                                      - Pori
·        Sooji                                                   - Ravai
·        Cracked Wheat                              - Godhumai Ravai
·        Vermicelli                                         - Semia

       Spices :

·        Turmeric Pwd / Haldi                 - Manjal thool
·        Red chilly pwd / Paprika            - Milagai thool
·        Coriander pwd                               - Malli thool
·        Cumin                                               - Seeragam
·        Pepper                                               - Milagu
·        Whole Red chillies                         - Kaindha Milagai
·        Green Chilly                                    - Pachai Milagai
·        Mustard                                           - Kadugu
·        Coriander                                        - Malli / Dhaniya
·        Fenugreek                                        - Vendhayam
·        Curry leaves                                    - Kariveppilai
·        Fennel / Saunf                                - Sombu
·        Asafetida / Hing                            - Perungayam
·        Ajwain / Carom seeds                  - Omam
·        Amchur / Mango Pwd                 - Maangai thool
·        Sesame                                              - Ellu
·        Poppy                                                - Kasakasa
·        Cloves                                                - Lavangam
·        Cinnamon                                        - Pattai
·        Bay leaf                                            - Brinji elai
·        Cardamom                                      - Elakkai
·        Nutmeg                                             - Jhadhikkai
·        Mace                                                  - Javithri
·        Saffron                                             - Kungumapoo
·        Raisins                                              - Kaindha dhiratchai


       Oils:

·        Any edible Vegetable oil (  like Sunflower Oil ) – Samaiyal ennai
·        Coconut Oil                                      - Thengai ennai
·        Mustard Oil                                     - Kadugu ennai
·        Gingely / Sesame Oil                    - Nallennai
·        Castor Oil                                         - Vilakkennai

    Other Ingredients:

·        Jaggery                                            - Vellam
·        Sugar                                                - Chakkarai
·        Papads                                              - Appalam / Vathal
·        Pickles                                               - Oorugai
·        Ghee / Clarified Butter                - Nei
·        Butter                                                - Vennai
·        Cottage Cheese                               - Paneer
·        Yoghurt                                            - Thayir
·        Tamarind                                        - Puli
·        Garlic                                                - Poondu
·        Mint                                                   - Pudhina
·        Coconut                                            - Thengai
·        Ginger                                               - Inji
·        Dried Ginger                                   - Sukku
·        Green Chilly                                    - Pachai Milagai


     Readymade Spice Pwds:

·        Garam Masala pwd                    
·        Sambar Pwd                                  
·        Rasam Pwd
·        Pav Bhaji Masala
·        Chana Masala Pwd
·        Chaat Masala Pwd
·        Kasoori Methi Pwd
·        Amchoor Pwd
·        Biryani Masala Pwd


      Beverages:

·        Coffee Pwd , Tea Pwd, Choco drinks ( like Bournvita, Boost, Complan, etc)

      Sauces:

·        Tomato Sauce, Red Chilly Sauce, Green Chilly Sauce, Soy Sauce, Vinegar etc.

Hope  you  will  find  this  Grocery  list  handy  during  your monthly  purchase..!





Have  a  great  day...:)


18 comments:

  1. Very useful list. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Its awesome that you came up with such a good idea! Very useful post :) I'm gonna share this on my FB page :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing dear :)very useful :)

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  4. Grocery list is very good
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  5. Thanks for providing the List. but Indian Glassware Industry Leader Borosil has launched a new ecommerce website only for Kitchenware. They call it Myborosil. You can book and buy online Dishes, Mixing Bowl, Plates, Cups, Jugs, Casserole, Glass Set and many more from MyBorosil.

    You can also order from Borosil And You

    Thanks,

    Krishnendu

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  6. Very useful list indeed! :-) I always end up buying stuff as and when I need then and sometimes do away without certain items. Making a list and purchasing at one shot goes a long way in saving time and money! :-)
    To the flours, u may add "Rice flour" - Arisi maavu too. Just my 2 cents!

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  8. Thanks Friends for your inspiring feedback..:)
    @ DV : Sure will add rice flour too...thanks for the mention.
    happy weekend..!

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  9. Very useful list jay :)

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  10. What a great list!! I have to see how many of these I have not tried yet. :)

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  11. That's a LOT of ingredients, Jay!

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  12. This is a really useful blog Jay. You have mentioned the English and Tamil translations which I'm sure would be really helpful for most of your readers.

    You can visit the Prestige SmartChef website to view an exhaustive list of recipe glossary. The ingredients / cookware mentioned in the list have English names with their commonly know Hindi names, along with a representing image.

    I hope you and your readers find this info useful.

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  13. You forgot the mother of all....

    SALT !!

    Anyways good list thanks!!

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  14. Nice list yar. Really informative. Every time when i go for groceries shopping i use to forget at least an item to buy. Again will send my husband to buy it. Hope this doesn't happen in the future. Thanks a lot.

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  15. very use full buddy, thank u very much

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  16. Thank you very much for sharing..It was very useful.

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  17. Great information, it is very useful.

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