Saturday, February 2, 2013

English malayalam indian spice names / Malayalam - English indian spices names


The following is glossary of Spice names used in our Recipes in Malayalam/ English based on our readers Request

Patta/Karugapatta – Cinnamon

Elakka – Cardamom

Grambu – Cloves

Jathikka – Nutmeg

JathiPoo – Mace

Takkolam – Star Anise

Kus Kus – Poppy seeds

Jeerakam – Cumin

Perum Jeerakam (Saumph or Moti saumph in Hindi) – Fennel Seeds/ Sweet Cumin

Saumph (Patli Saumph or Choti Saunf in Hindi) – Aniseed/Anise – (Aniseed and Fennel Seeds are often Confused. Aniseed is used as Mouth Freshener and is expensive. Fennel seeds are often used in Kerala Cuisine.)

Karinjeerakam (Kaala Jeera or Shah Jeera in Hindi) – Black Cumin/ Black Caraway – (Nigella Seeds are also known as Black Cumin though it is entirely different from Kaala Jeera.)

Sheema Jeerakam (Shia Jeera) – Caraway seeds/ Persian Cumin/ Meridian Fennel (Caraway seeds and Black Cumin are often confused. Black Cumin is used in Biryani and Caraway seeds are used for flavoring Breads and Cakes in some cuisines.)

Ayamodagam – Ajowan caraway / Thymol seeds/ Carom/ Ajowan/ Ajwain

Ellu – Sesame seeds

Kunkumapoov – Saffron

Uluva – Fenugreek

Kayam – Asafoetida

Tulasi – Basil

Karuva Ella – Bay leaf

Karutha Uppu – Black Salt

Karivepala / Vepala – Curry Leaves

Malliyilla / KothaMalli – Cilantro / Coriander Leaves

Manjal – Turmeric

Malli – Coriander

Mulaku – Chilly

Kurumulaku – Pepper

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