Indian Cooking Glossary

  • Papad

    Papad is also known as Papadum. Papad is nothing but the thin Indian wafer, which can be refereed as a cracker or flat bread. Papad...

  • Rice

    Rice are also known as chawal, bhaat, chaval, chaawal and Tandul. Rice has been the most commonly used food grain for a majority of the...

  • Plain Flour (Maida)

    Plain Flour is also known as all purpose flour or maida. It is nothing but a refined wheat flour. Plain flour is a perfect blend...

  • Indian Food Spices

    India Food Spices are used to lift up the taste and flavors of Indian delicacies. Spices like cinnamon, cardamoms, whole garam masala, mint, cilantro, etc...

  • Kala Chana

    Kala Chana are commonly known as chickpea, garbanzo bean, ceci bean, chana, sanagalu and Bengal gram. This tasty legume is from the Fabaceae and subfamily...

  • White Pepper Powder

    White Pepper Powder is one of the most used seasoning in Chinese Cuisine. It has a mild and delicate flavor compare to black pepper powder....

  • Masoor Dal

    Masoor Dal is one of the most famous Indian lentil. This dal is without skin and red in color. This dal is soft and cooks...

  • Salt

    Salt is famously known as namak, mithu and table salt. Salt is produced in a natural way. Many parts of the world are blessed with...

  • Mustard Seeds

    Mustard Seeds are famously known as rai or sarson. They are tiny and cute type of seeds, having the interesting aroma, bubbliness and exotic flavor....

  • Black Pepper Powder

    Black Pepper Powder is also known as kali mirch powder or kali miri powder. Black pepper comes from the pepper plant. It is a smooth...

  • Coriander

    Coriander are the small, tiny and cute green leaves, which are must to garnish the Indian food. Coriander is famously known as dhania, cilantro, parsley,...

  • Toovar Dal

    Toovar dal is one of the most famous lentils of India. It is popularly known as arhar dal, tuvar dal, yellow split peas, tur dal...

  • Urad Dal

    Urad dal is nothing but the split black lentils. This skinned split is imparted with the rich and creamy texture. It has strong flavor and...

  • Potatoes

    Potatoes are famously known as aloo or batata. It is one of the most demanding food item in Indian cuisine. There are ultimate uses of...

  • Besan (Bengal Gram Flour)

    Besan is a powder or blended form of whole chana dal. It is popularly known as chana dal flour or Bengal gram flour. Chana dal...

  • Yellow Moong Dal

    Yellow moong dal is one of the leading lentils of India having a mild yellow color. It is skinned and flat yellow moong dal which...

  • Chana Dal

    Chana dal is a split Bengal gram, the most popular legumes of India. Indian cooking is resisted with the huge use of chana dal in...

  • Kabuli Chana

    Kabuli chana are famously known as chole, Punjabi chole, garbenzo beans or white chick peas. This is one of the versatile dish of Indian cuisine,...

  • Green Moong Dal

    Green Moong dal is a green gram, which comes in whole, split and grounded one. It is highly used in Indian cooking. This particular gram...

  • Rajma

    Rajma are popularly known as kidney beans. This unique kidney shaped bean is strongly flavored with the powdery texture. It is a dried kidney bean...