Cooking Glossary

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Indian Cooking Glossary:

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

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   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...:)
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