Here are the names for most ingredients spices, herbs, mixtures, blends and other items made from Dairy products.If you are unsure, it is easy to find the name in English.
Indian spices have been used in Indian kitchens and recommended by Ayurvedic experts for thousands of years.
|Adrak||Ginger-Fresh Root Dry Ginger powder is also used in many spice blends|
|Ajwain||Carom Seeds / Anise seeds|
|Amchoor||Dried Mango Powder-Comes from Dry Mango-this is not a spice but used in a blend.|
|Anaar Dana (Powder)||Pomegranate Seeds (Dried)|
|Dalchini||Cinnamon-This is a bark of Cinnamon tree-curled round as a stick. Available dry in Bark, Stick or Powderr form. Has many health benefits.|
|Dhania Patta||Coriander Leaves- also known as Cilantro in USA, Chinese Parsley in some Countries and Kothamalli in Southern India|
|Dhania Powder||Coriander Powder|
|Elaichi (Chhoti)||Green or White Cardamom|
|Elaichi (Moti)||Brown Cardamom|
|Hari Mirch||Green Chilli|
|Jaiphal||Nutmeg- this is a fruit with a very special flavor and taste|
|Kala Jeera / Black Cumin Seeds||Caraway Seeds|
|Kala Namak||Rock Salt or Black salt-relly looks pink when powdered.|
|Kali Mirch||Black Pepper|
|Kesar||Probably the most expensive spice- flavorful and colorful.|
|Kokum||sour dried friut-this is generally used dry-to give tangy taste to soups, daals.|
|Khoya, Mawa||Whole Milk/Thickened Milk-|
|Lasan / Lahsun||Garlic|
Til Sesame Seeds
|Paneer||Drained Curdled Milk- used like Riccotta Cheese|
|Pudina Leaves||Mint Leaves|
|Raai / Raee||Mustard Seeds (Small)|
|Saboodana / Sabudana||Sago|
|Takmaria||Basil seeds/black- Veriety of Chia Seeds|
|Tej Patta||Bay Leaf|
|Turmeric||Vibrant yellow spice-root- dries and ground. Many Healthfood stores sell this as a supplement|
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