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FLOURS British term
: Hindi term Whole wheat flour
Atta All purpose flour Maida Barley flour
Jowar ka atta Rice flour Chaaval ka
atta Chickpea flour Gram flour Besan Millet flour Bajri or Bajra ka atta

BEANS British term (pulses) Hindi term Split peas,
yellow Bengal gram
: Chana dal Chick peas (or garbanzo beans)
Kabuli chana Black gram beans Urad dal Mung beans,whole
Whole green gram
Sabat mung dal Mung beans,split Split green gram Dhuli mung
dal Lentil (split or whole) Masoor ki dal Black eyed Peas Black eyed peas
or Cowpeas Chowley or Lobia Red lentils,split Red gram (split) Arhar/Tuver
dal Kidney bean Rajmah

Hindi Term Coriander leaves
(cilantro) Hara dhania or kothmir Basil Tulsi Bay
Tej patta Mint leaves Pudina Curry
leaves Curry patta or mitha neem Fenugreek leaves Hari methi Garlic
Lasun Fresh ginger Adrak

Hindi term Aniseed or fennel
Saunfa Asafoetida Hing Curum Ajwain Black pepper
Kali mirch Cardamom Chotee illaichi
Black cardamom Kali illaichi (don't eat raw) Chilli Lai mirch Green Chilli
Hari mirch Cinnamon Dalchini Coriander seeds Soohka dhania Cumin seeds
Zeera White cumin Safed zeera Black cumin Shah zeera Fenugreek
Methi zeera Mace Javantri Ginger,
Soonth Mango powder Aamchur Mustard seeds
Rai or sarson Nigella seeds Kalonji Poppy seeds Saffron Sesame seeds
Gingelly or til Tumeric Haldi Nutmeg Jaiphal Black salt or rock salt Kala
namak Fenugreek leaves Methi ka saag

MISC Ash gourd Hattichak Pumpkin Kaddu Snake gourd Chahehinda Yam
(elephant) *not a sweet potato
Zamikand Yam,ordinary(NOT a sweet potato, white flesh,
larger) Ratalu Sweet potato Shakarkland

Simons Ltd., Bombay. posted by Anne MacLellan

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