Glossary of Legumes, Lentils or Pulses in English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi

The Glossary of legumes and lentils or pulses used mainly in Indian Cuisine is presented here. The first column consists of their names in English, whilst the second column consists of their names translated in Hindi.The names of the legumes, lentils are listed in an alphabetical order.

Just for your information :-

  • In Hindi, the word ‘ Sabut’ is used for lentils which are whole.
  • The word ‘ Dal ‘ is used for split lentils.
  • The word ‘ Dhuli ‘ is used for split and husked/skinned lentils.
english hindi tamil marathi
bengal gram flour besan kadalai mavu
bengal gram spilt and skinned chana dal, chane ki dal,
booter dal
kadalai paruppu harbaryachi,
chanyachi dal
bengal gram whole kala chana, chana harbhara
black eyed beans, cow peas lobhiya, lobiya, chawli, chavli karamani
black gram skinned urad dhuli ulluttam paruppu
black gram split urad chilka
black gram whole urad sabut, urad saboot muzhu ulundhu
white chick peas,
garbanzo beans
kabuli channa,
safed chole, chole
kondai kadalai
field bean,
hyacinth bean, lablab
green gram dal moong dal payatham paruppu
green gram split moong chilka mugachi dal
green gram whole moong sabut, mung sabut payaru mug
horse gram kulthi, kulith kollu
lentil dal, pink lentil masoor dal, masar dal,
masur dal
moth bean moth, matki, mataki taittai pairu
peas mutter, matar, mattar pattanni
dried green peas hara matar
dried white peas safed matar
black peas kala vatana
peas spilt, green peas spilt matar dal, green matar dal
pigeon peas spilt and skinned arhar, tuvar, toor, tur dal tovarum paruppu
red kidney beans rajma rajma
soybean bhatma

note – if you know the name of any legumes/lentils/pulses in any regional indian language and want to update it in this post… then do leave it in the comment section and we will update the post.

if we have missed any legumes, then also you can let us know. thanks in advance.

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