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Glossary of Indian vegetables

Here’s a handy glossary table with the english names and their hindi, tamil and marathi equivalents. We have also included other regional Indian languages for some vegetables, wherever possible.

glossary of vegetables

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List of Indian vegetables name

If you know the name of any veggie 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 vegetable, then also you can let us know. Thanks in advance.

ENGLISHHINDITAMILTELUGUKANNADAMARATHIKonkani
Amaranth leavesChauli, chaulaiThotakuraHarive soppuChawliThambde bhajji, tambdi bhaji
(for red amaranth leaves)
Ash gourd, white pumpkin, winter melonPethaPoosanikaiBoodida gumadikayaBood kumbalakaiSafed bhoplaKuvale
Aubergine, brinjal, eggplantBainganKathirikkaiVankayaBadanekayiVangiVaingan
Baby corn
BeetrootChukandar
Bottle gourd, opo squash,
White gourd
Lauki, ghiaSuraikaiSorakaya, aanapakayaHalu
Kumbal kai
DudhiDhave dudhi,
Gharduddi
Bitter gourd, bitter melonKarelaPavakkai kakarakayaHagal kayiKarlyaKarathe
CabbagePatta gobhi, paat gobhiMuttai kosuKosu gaddaEle kosuKobi
CarrotGajarGajaru gadda gajjariGajar
Capsicum, green bell pepperShimla mirchKudai milagaiBunga mirapakayDonne menasinakaiDhobli mirchi, bhopli mirchiDonne mirsang
CauliflowerPhool gobiGobi puvvuHu kosuFlower
Cluster beansGuar ki phaliKothavarangaiGoru chikkudu gorikaiGawarMitke saang
CoconutNariyalThengaiKobbari kayaTengina kaiNaralNaarlu
Coriander/cilantro leavesDhania pattaKothamalli thalaiKothimeeraKottambari soppuKothmirKothambari pallo
CornMakai, bhuttaMakka cholamMokkajonnaGovin jolMakkaJonnalo
CucumberKheeraVellarikkaiKaakdiSavte kaiKakdiTavshen
Curry leavesKadi pattaKaruveppilaiKarivaepakuKaribevu soppuKadi pattaPhanna pallo
DillSuwa, savaaSataguppiSadhapa vithulu
/sathapushpa vithulu
Sabbasige soppuShepuSheppi bhajji
DrumsticksSahjan ki phalliMurungaikkaiMullakkadaNuggekaiShevgyachya
Shenga
Mashinga sango
Fenugreek leavesMethiVendhayam keeraiMenthikuraMenthe soppuMethiMethi pallo
French beans, green beansFaras bean, semTingal avre kaiFarasbiTingal avro
GarlicLahsunPoonduVellulliBellulliLasunLosonu
Fresh gingerAdrak injiAllamShuntiAlaAlle
Green chilliHari mirchPacchai milagaiPachi mirapakayaHasiMenasuHirvi mirchiTarne mirsang
JackfruitKathalPala pazhamPanasaHalsina hannuFanasFanas
Lime, lemonNimbuElumichai pazhamNimmakayaNimbekaiLimbuLimbuvo
Malabar spinachPoi saagBachhali kuraMayaluValchi bhaji
MushroomKukkurmutta, khumb, guchhiKaalanPuttagoduguluAnabiAlambo
Mustard leavesSarson ka saagKadugu keeraiAava kuraSasive soppu
OnionPyaazVengayamUllipayaNeerulliKandaPiyavu,
Kando
Okra, lady fingerBhindiVendakkaiBendakayaBendekaiBhendiBhende
Flat green beans, hyacinth beansSem ki phali, papdiAvarakkaiChikudkayaPapdi, val papdi
PeasMatar, mutterPattaniPachi bataniBataniHirve vataneVatano
Mint leaves pudina pattaPuthinaPudianPudinaPudinaMarga pallo
PumpkinKadduParangikaiGummadikayaKumbalkai
(sarekai)
Bhopla
PotatoAlooUrulaikilanguBangaladumpaBatateBatataBatato
Radish, daikonMooliMullangiMullangiMoolangiMulaMoolangi
Radish podsMoongra, mogri
Raw plaintain,
Unripe raw banana
Kacha kelaBalekai,
Valaikkai
AratikayaBalekaiKachche keleHarve kele
Red chiliLal mirchVara milagaiPandu mirapakayaKempu menasinakaiLal mirchiThambde (red) mirsang
Snake gourdParora
(chichinda)
PotlakayPaddul kaiPadwalPaddul
SpinachPalakPasala keeraiPalakuraPalak, basalePalakPalak, vali
Sweet potatoShakarkandiSakaravalli kilanguChilakadadumpa genasuRataleKanang
TomatoTamatarThakkaliRama mulaga kayaKembhootaTambate
Taro roots or colocasiaArbiSeppenkilanguChamadumpaAlu
Ivy gourd or gherkinsTindoraDondakaya tondekaiTendliTendle
TurnipShalgam, shalzamNookolKnool kholNavalkholSalgamKon
Elephant yamSooran, suran, jimikandSenai kizhanguKandaSuvarna gedde,
Panjar gadde
SuranSurnu
PotatoAloo, aluUrulaikishangu,
Urulaikizhalungu
BangaaladumpaBatataBatato
Spine gourdKantolaKartulePhagil

Special thanks to readers – deepika, priya sivakumar, sgs, raji, aishwaryarani, rAghavendra and priya for sharing the names of veggies in regional languages.

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  1. What is पोकळा ? It is recommended as a par of iron rich diet like apples, jaggery, garden cress, dates, fenu greek, etc.for controlling strategy against hairfall, especially in young and middle age women.

  2. Malabar spinach in Kannada is basale soppu and spinach is just palak. Also padwal or snake gourd is padwal Kai.

  3. What is english name of marwari and gujrati name of vegetable chibdiiya looks like small oval shape first green colour becomes yellow when ready to eat having small lines on this vegetables . PL let me know correct English name .

  4. Spine gourd (kantola)
    Water chestnut (shinghada)
    Colocassia leaves (aloo in marathi)
    Moringa (shegul in marathi i.e drumstick leaves)

  5. hi, i love so much your site! thanks
    i will be very happy to have some photos of the veggies
    cause i was in paris in an indian food market and i never seem some of them!
    thanks

  6. Could you please tell me what do you call Phoot in English? It is a peach/light orange fruit available in and around Allahabad in the months of February/March/April. Similar to pumpkin in looks but it is sweet and is eaten as a fruit and not as a vegetable. Thanks in advance.