Food Glossary

Here are meanings of ingredients for Pakistani & Indian visitors. Although some are very easy but still :P


All spices Powder- Garam Masala

Almond - Badam

Apricot - Khubaani

Basella/Mustard Leaf - Sarsoo ka saag

Bengal Gram - Chana

Bitter Gourd - Karela

Black Pepper - Kaali mirch

Bottle Gourd - Louki

Cabbage - Band gobi

Capsicum - Shimla Mirch

Cardamom - Ilaychi

Carom Seeds - Ajwain

Cashew nut- Kajoo

Cauliflower - Phool gobi

Clove - Long

Cinnamon - Daar cheeni

Clarified Butter- Ghee

Clove - Loong

Coriander - Dhannia

Coriander powder - Sookha Dhannya

Cottage Cheese - Paneer

Cumin Seed - Zeera

Curry Leaves - Curry patta

Dates - Khajoor

Dried whole Milk - khoya

Dry fenugreek leaves - Kasuri maythi

Fenugreek seeds - maythi

All purpose Flour - maydah

Garlic - Lehsan

Ginger - Adrak

Gram lentil - Chanay ki daal

Gram flour- Baysan

Lentil/ Pulses - Daal

Long grain rice - Basmati

Mace - Jaavitri

Mash melon - kharbooza

Mint - poodina

Mustard seeds - rai

Onion seeds - Kilonji

Nutmeg- Jaiphal

Olives - Zaytoon

Oregano seeds - Ajwain

Parsley - dhania

Pumpkin - kaddu

Raisins - kishmish

Red chilli powder - Laal Mirch

Red chili flakes - Kuti hoi laal mirch

Saffron - zaafran

Sago - Sagodaana

Spring onions - Hari pyaaz

Screw Pine -kewra

Seasame - Til

Spinach - Palak

Sweet potato - Shakarkanji

Tamarind - Imli

Turmeric - Haldi

Vermicelli- Swayiaa

Vinegar - Sirka

Walnut - Akhroot

Yeast - khameer





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