Spices Glossary

Glossary of many spices used in Indian food recipes / cooking and their English translations.

English Name Indian / Hindi Name
Aniseed Saunf
Asafoetida Heeng
Basil Tulsi
Bay leaf Tejpatta
Black Cumin seeds Shah Jeera
Black Pepper Kali Mirch
Black Salt Kala Namak
Cardamom Elaichi
Caraway seeds Shah Jeera
Carom seeds Ajwain
Cinnamon Dalchini
Clove Laung
Coriander seeds Dhania
Cumin seeds Jeera
Dry Fenugreek Leaves Kasoori Methi
Dry Ginger Saunth
Dry Mango powder Amchoor
Dried Pumpkin / Water Melon seeds Magaz
Fennel seeds Saunf
Fenugreek seeds Methi
Jaggery Gur
Nigella Kalonji
Mace Javitri
Mustard seeds Rai / Sarson
Nutmeg Jaiphal
Onion seeds Kalonji
Pomegranate seeds Anardana
Poppy seeds Khus Khus
Salt Namak
Saffron Kesar
Sesame seeds Til
Sugar Shakkar / Chini
Tamarind Imli
Thymol seeds Ajwain
Turmeric Haldi
Vinegar Sirka
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