Indian Cooking Glossary

  • Phool Makhana (Lotus Seed)

    Phool Makhana or Makhana Phool is a common food item, it is also known as foxnut, makhana or gorgon plant. Basically phool makhana belongs to...

  • M.S.G (Ajinomoto)

    M.S.G is also known as Ajinomoto or Mono sodium glutamate. It is the salt version of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is one of the most...

  • Black Dal

    Black dal is also known as black gram or black lentils, it is a specific Black colored dal known as ‘Kaali dal’. This dal is...

  • Sago (Sabudhana)

    Sago is commonly known as sabudana, sabhudhana or sabu dhana. It is a powdery type of starch, which is made from the sago palm. It...

  • Tea

    Tea is commonly known as chai ki patti, chai patti or chai. Tea is a beverage made from the processed leaf of a plant called...

  • Eggs

    Eggs are also known as unda or baida. An egg is a round or oval body, that is laid by the female of any number...

  • Baking Soda

    Baking Soda is called as Sodium Bicarbonate or Bicarbonate of soda. It is nothing but NaHCO3. Baking soda is a white powder made with crystalline...

  • Indian Cooking Glossary

    Indian Cooking Glossary is an easy way to get the information about the Indian names of various cooking ingredients such as pulses, grains, dry fruits,...

  • Pomegranate Seeds (Anardhana)

    Pomegranate Seeds are also known as anardana, anardhana or anar dana. These seeds are widely used as a souring agent in Indian cooking,  just like...

  • Basmati Rice

    Basmati Rice are commonly known as long grained rice. Basmati rice are nicely perfumed with a flavorful fragrance. These rice are aromatic, slender rice and...

  • Whole Garam masala

    Whole Garam masala is an aromatic combination of various flavorful Indian herbs and spices. The word ‘garam’ refers for the intensity of the spices rather...

  • Sugar

    Sugar is also known as chini, sakhar or shakkar. Sugar is main content to bring the sweetness in everyone’s life. Sugar is a crystalline, that...

  • Peanuts

    Peanuts are also known as groundnut, moongfali, sing, singhdana and moonphali. Although peanuts are not the true kind of nuts but they come from a...

  • Par-Boiled Rice

    Par-Boiled Rice are also known as ukda rice, ukda chawal or parboiled rice. Parboiled rice are extremely good in improving the nutritional values in the...

  • Soya Chunks

    Soya Chunks are also famous with the name of Soya nuggets, nutri nuggets, soy chunks and soy nuggets. Soya chunks are odourless and tasteless food...