Know your spices

English Hindi Malayalam
Cardamom Elaichi Elakkai
Clove Laung Karayampoo
Bay Leaf Tejpatta
Cinnamon Dalchini Karuvapatta
Mustard seeds Raaee / Sarson Kaddaku
Black Pepper Kali Mirch Kurumolakku
Asafoetida Hing Kayam
Caraway seeds Shahjeera
Cumin Jeera Jeerakam
Coriander seeds Dhania (sabut) Malli
Fennel seeds Saunf Perumjeerakum
Fenugreek seeds Methi Uluva
Nutmeg Jaiphal Jathika
Mace Javitri Mace
Saffron Kesar Saffron
Pomegranate seeds Anardana
Dry ginger Sonth Chukku
Poppy seeds Khus-Khus Khus Khus
Sesame seeds Til Sesame seeds
Turmeric Haldi Manjal
Tymol seeds Ajwain Ayamodakam

One comment

  • Hi!

    Pomegranate seeds would be “Madalanaranga ari” in Malayalam, maybe? And Bay leaf is Karuva ela. There is another all-spice leaf called ‘sarvasugandhi’, which can be used alone in a biriyani.

    Good blog.

    Regards,
    Sony

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