Indian Cooking Glossary

  • Red Chilli Powder

    Red Chilli Powder is also known as lal mirch powder or lal mirchi powder. This is one of the most powerful hot spice which can...

  • Coriander Powder

    Coriander powder is worldly famous ingredient named as dhana or dhania powder. A huge coriander tree produces thousands of coriander seeds, from where we get...

  • Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

    Carom seeds are also known as ajwain, Thymol seeds, Onum, Ajma, Ajmodika and bishops weed. They are the tiny, cute, delicate and oval shaped herbs...

  • Baking Powder

    Baking powder is a combination of acid i.e cream of tartar and alkaline i.e baking soda. It is a fine and smooth white powder known...

  • Cloves

    Cloves is derived from the Latin word ‘nail ‘means clavus. Cloves are normally 12-16 mm long just like nails with a tapered stem. Cloves is...

  • Lemon

    Lemon is a yellow or green colored fruit which is popular with several names, we know it as a nimbu, limboo, lime, sour lime or...

  • Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is a sweet stick which is famous with various names such as dalchini, darchini and dhaal cheeney. Cinnamon are thin, pale brown to tan...

  • Cumin Seeds

    Cumin seeds are also known as jeera, zeera, seeragam or comino. Cumin are oblong shaped, pale or usually dark brown seeds in color. Indian recipes...

  • Bay Leaf

    Bay leaf is also known Tejpatta, Tamalpatra or Tejpat. This is unique type of leaf having elliptical, pointed and smooth texture. It is an aromatic...

  • Green Cardamoms

    Green Cardamoms are also known as green cardamom, green elaichi, elaichi or choti elaichi. The Indian cuisine is greatly spiced and flavored with whole garam...

  • Black Peppercorns

    In Indian Black peppercorns are famous with the words black pepper, kali mirch or kali mirchi. In ancient days these peppercorns were to be used...

  • Black Cardamom

    Black cardamom is also known as hill cardamom. In India black cardamom is famous with the name of badi elaichi or moti elaichi. Black cardamoms...

  • Yellow Mustard Seeds

    Yellow mustard seeds are also known as rai or sarson, which are mainly used to temper dal and various other Indian recipes. They are small...

  • Turmeric powder

    Turmeric powder is a rich and bright yellow spice powder having the great use in Indian cooking. In Indian it’s being used since years to...

  • Kashmiri Red Chillies

    Whole dried kashmiri red chillies are also famous as kashmiri mirchi or kashmiri mirch. Kashmiri red chilli is a best ingredient to flavor the Indian...

  • Tamarind

    Tamarind is a brownish red curved seed which is developed from the unique tropical plant or tree having the number of seeds which are moist...

  • Poppy seeds

    Poppy seeds is the form of dried seed from Papaver somniferum, it is also known as khus-khus or kashash. Poppy seeds can be used whole...

  • kokum

    kokum is popularly known as kookem, dried kokum or cocum. It is a dark black or purple color fruit or berry, which is very sticky...

  • Garam masala

    Garam masala is the delicious, less spicy final touch to the Indian cooking. It is a perfect blend of usual ingredients to add the subtle...

  • Dried mango powder

    Dried mango powder is one of the most flavored powder masala which is being used in various recipes. Dry mango powder is very popular with...