Glossary

NAMES OF SOME COMMON FOOD STUFFS : GRAINS & PULSES :

ENGLISH KANNADA HINDI TAMIL TELUGU MARATHI MALYALAM GUJARATHI
Beaten rice Avalakki Chewra Aval Atukulu Pohe Avil Pohe
Bengal gram roasted Huri kadale Bhuna chana Pottu kadalai Senega pappu Phutana chenna Pori kadalai Phutana
Bengal Gram flour/ chickpea flour Kadale hittu (podi) Besan Kadalai mavu Senega pindi Besan Kadalai podi Besan/ Chana loat
Boiled rice Kusubalaki Usna chawal Puzhangal arisi Uppadu biyyam Ukda tandool Puzhangalari Ukadllo Chokha
Bengal gram dal Kadale bele Chana dal Kadalai paruppu Senega bhelu Chana dal Kadalai Parappu Chana dal
Cow pea/ black eyed peas Alsande beeja (kaalu) Lobhia Karamani Alasande bhelu Chowli Vellai payaru  
Chickpeas   Kabuli chana         Kabuli chana
Green gram dal Hesaru bele Moong dal Pasi paruppu Pesara bhelu Moong dal Cheru paruppu Moong dal
Puffed rice Kadalai pori/ charmuri Churmura Pori Borugalu Churmura Pori Churmura
Kidney beans   Rajma     Rajma   Rajma
Rice flour Akki hittu Chawal ki atta Arisi Mavu Bema Pacchai pindi Tandool pithi Aripodi Choka ki loat
Red gram dal Togari bele Tur dal Thuvaram paruppu Kanda bhelu Turchi dal Thuvara parippu Thuverni dal
Black gram dal Uddina bele Urad dal Ullu tham paruppu Udha bhelu Uddachi dal Uzhunnu parippu Adadni dal

 

NAMES OF SOME COMMON FOOD STUFFS : SPICES & CONDIMENTS

ENGLISH KANNADA HINDI TAMIL TELUGU MARATHI MALYALAM GUJARATHI
Asafoetida Hingu Hing Perungayam Inguva Hing Perungayam Hing
Cardamom Yelakki Elaichi Yelakkai Elakkai Veldode Elakkai Elaichi
Cashewnuts Godambi Kaju Mundiri Paruppu Jeedi pappu Kajugar Andi Parappu Kaju
Cinnamon Dalchini Dalchini Pattai Lavangapattai Dalchini Patta tajj
Clove Lavanga Laung Krambu Lavangam Lavang Krambu Laving
Chilli powder menasinapudi Mirchi powder Milagaipodi Mirapakai podi Miruchi powder Milagupodi Lal mircha
Coriander seeds Kotambri beeja (sukha)Dhania kothamalividai dhania Dhane Kothambala dhana
Cumin seeds Jeerige Jeera jeeragam jeelakarra jira jeeram jiru
Fenugreek seeds Menthya Methi Venthayam Menthulu Methi Uluva Methi
Garlic Bellulli Lahsun Ulli poondu Ullipayilu Lasoon Vellulli Lasan
Ginger Shunti Adrak inji Allam Ale Inji Aadu
Jaggery Bella Gud Vellum Bellum Gul Vellum Gol
Mustard Sasive Rai Kadugu Sasulu Rayee Kadugu Rai
Carom seeds Oma Ajwain Omum Vamu Onva Ayamodhakam Oma
Pepper Karimenasu Kalimirch Millagu Miriyalu Mire Karumulagu Mari
Raisins (ona) Drakshi(Ona=dry)

 

Kismis Drakshai Kishmish Manuka Mundiringa Kishmish
Red chilli Menasinakayi Lal mirch Milagai EndinaMirapaka-yalu Mirchi Kappalu mulagu Marcha
Tamarind Hunisehannu Imli Puli Chinthapandu Chinch Puli Amli
Turmeric powder Arshina Haldi Manjal podi Pasupu podi Halad Manjal Hardar

 

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