Indian Spices

A list of common Indian spices and their English names.

Indian Name

English

Spices  
 Hing  Asafoetida
 Valaiti Saunf  Aniseed
 Tulasi  Basil
 Tej Patta  Bay Leaf
 Ajwain  Carom Seed
 Shazeera  Caraway Seeds
 Dal chini  Cinnamon
 Elaichi  Cardamom
 Mirch  Chilli
 Laung  Clove
 Dhanya  Coriander
 Zeera  Cumin
 Kadi patta  Curry Leafe
 Saunf  Fennel seeds
 Methi dana  Fenugreek seeds
 Lehsun  Garlic
 Adrak  Ginger
 Pudina  Mint
 Rai, Kaali Sarson  Mustard
 Javitri  Mace
 Jaiphal  Nutmeg
 Kali Mirch  Black Pepper
 Anardana  Pomegranate Seed
 Khashkhash  Poppy Seeds
 Zafraan  Saffron
 Anasphal  StarAnise
 Imli  Tamarind
 Haldi  Turmeric
Dry Fruits  
 Badaam  Almonds
 Kaaju  Cashew nut
 Kishmish  Raisins
 Akhrot  Walnuts
Pulses / Dals  
 Urad Dal  Split black gram
 Masoor Dar  Red lentils
 Tuvar dal  Yellow lentils
 Chana dal  Bengal gram
 Kabuli Chana  Chick Pea
 Kala chana  Black chickpea
 Fool  Fava beans
 Sabut Moong  Whole green gram
 Rajma  Red kidney beans
Dairy  
 Doodh  Milk
 Dahi  Curd / Yoghurt
 Paneer  Indian cheese / cottage cheese

 

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