Ingredients Glossary

All purpous flour               : Maida
Aniseed                               : Perunjeerakam
Arbi                                     : Chembu
Arrow root                         : Koova
Asafoetida                          : Perungayam
Ash Gourd                          : Kumbalanga
Banana blossom / flower  : Vazhakoombu
Banana stem                       : vazha pindy(unnithandu)
Basil                                    : Tulasi
Bay Leaves                         : Karuva / Edanna ila
Bitter Gourd                       : Pavakka
Black Cumin                       : Karinjeerakam
Black gram(Urad dal)         : Uzhunnuparippu
Black salt                             : Inthuppu
Bottle Gourd                       : Churakka(Chiranga)
Bread fruit                           : Kadachakka / Cheemachakka
Brinjal                                  : Vazhuthananga / Kathrikka
Butter                                   : Venna
Buttermilk                           : Moru / Sambharam
Cabbage                               :  Muttakoos
Capsicum                             : Thondan mulaku
Cardamom                           :  Elakka
Carrot                                  :  Carrot
Cashew                                :  Parangiyandi
Cauliflower                         :  Cauliflower
Chana dal(Bengal gram)     :  Kadala
Chillies                                :  Mulaku
Chinese potato                    :  Koorkka
Cinnamon                            : Karukapatta
Cloves                                  : Grambu
Coconut                                : Thanga
Colocasia                             : Chembu
Coriander                             :  Kothamalli / Malli
Coriander leaves                  : Kothumalli ila
Corn                                      : Cholam
Crab                                       : Njandu
Cucumber                             : Vellarika
Cumin seeds                        : Jeerakam
Curd                                      : Thayir
Curry leaves                         : Kariveppila
Gram flour(Besan)              : Kadalmavu
Drumstick                            : Muringaka
Dry ginger                            : Chukku
Finger Millet(Ragi)             : Panjapule
Gambooge                            : Kudam puli
Garlic                                    : Veluthulli
Ghee                                     : Ney
Gingelly Oil                         : Ellenna
Ginger                                   : Inji
Gooseberry                          : Nellikka
Green Gram(Moong Dal)   : Cheru Payru Parippu
Green Peas                          : Pattani
Groundnuts                          : Nilakadala
Horse gram                         : Muthira
Ivy Gourd                            : Kovakka
Jack fruit                             : Chakka
Ladys finger                       : Vendakka
Lima Beans                        : Amara payar
Lime                                   : Naranga
Mace(Gada masala)          : Jathi prathi
Maize                                 : Cholam
Mango                               : Manga
Mint leaves                       : Pudina
Mushroom                        : Koon
Mustard                             : Kadugu
Nutmeg                             : Jathikka
Omum                              : Ayamodakam
Onion                               : Ulli
Pappaya                            : Omakay / Kapplanga
Parboiled Rice                : Puzhungal Ari
Pepper / Black pepper    : Kurumulaku
Pineapple                         : Kaithachakka
Plantain                            :Vazhakka
Poppyseeds                     : Khuskus
Pottato(Aloo)                 : Urula Kizhangu
Prawns                            : Chemmeen / Konchu
Pressed rice(Chuduva)  : Aval
Puffed rice(Poha)          : Pori / Malaru
Pumpkin                          : Mathanga
Radish                             : Mullangi
Raisins(Dry grapes)      : Kismiss
Raw Rice                        : Pachari
Red cow pea                  : Vanpayar
Red gram                       : Thuvaraparippu
Refined Flour               : Maida
Rice                               : Ari
Rice Flour              : Aripodi
Ridge Gourd             : Peechinga
Saffron                 : Kesari
Sago                    : Chowwary
Semolina(Rava/Suji)     : Rava
Shallots                : Chuvanulli
Snake gourd             : Padavalanga
Spinach                 : Palak(Vasala cheera)
Star Anise              : Thakkolam
Sugar                   : Panchasara
Sugarcane               : Karimbu
Tamarind                : Puli
Tapioca                 : Kappa
Taro                    : Chembu
Tender Jackfruit        : Idinchakka
Tomato                  : Thakkali
Toor Dal                : Tuvara parippu               
Turmeric                : Manjal
Vermicelli              : Semiya
Yam                     : Chena
Yoghurt                 : Thayir

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