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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.

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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. Snake Gourd – Pudalangaai
    Ivy Gourd – Kovakkaai

    • thanks for the info.

  2. Paalanga in odia – spinach

    • thanks.

  3. In Tamil
    Potato = urulai kizhangu
    Snake gourd = pudalan kai

    • thanks for the info.

  4. Snake gourd is pudalainkai in Tamil and amaranth leaf is mulai keerai

    • thanks vaishnavi for sharing this information. i will update in some time.

  5. What is English name of indoli?

  6. Thanks for this useful list!
    What about kohlrabi, do you know?

    • welcome. kohlrabi is called ganth gobi in hindi.

  7. What are the English names of Potol and Kakrol

    • potol is pointed gourd. kakrol is spine gourd.

  8. what is झिंगी called in english?

    • ridge gourd

    • Asafoetida. Most are mixed in a flour! You want pure and it’s hard as a rock, expensive.

  9. What is the English name for Tuber vegetable ghuinya?

    • colocasia or taro roots in english and arbi in hindi

  10. 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.

    • pokla is amaranth leaves.

  11. Flat green beans is known as Avarakkai in Tamil.

    • thanks. i know but somehow i missed adding. have updated the post.

  12. what is chow chow /chayote called in hindi?

    • i have never heard of any hindi name for it. in the markets also its called as chow chow.

  13. kantola is called kankoda in gujrati.

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

    • thanks for the info.

  15. What is the english name of laal bhaji

    • its red amaranth.

  16. 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 .

  17. Jimikand in English

    • elephant foot yam.

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

    • Thanks Sayali for sharing this info.

    • what is the name for alsando(konkani) , beans in other languages?

      • alsando is black eyed peas or black eyed beans in english. in hindi called as lobia. in punjabi its called as rongi. in tamil known as karamani. in marathi called as chawli.

  19. What is the English name of
    Permal, torayi, lobiya?

    • lobiya is long beans
      torayi (turai) is ridge gourd
      permal (parwal) is pointed gourd

  20. Parmal,lauki,bathua,torai,Bhasinda,kakdi

    • thanks. will add.

  21. elephant apple ____ hindi meaning chalta

    • thanks samsa for the info

  22. What is English word of muli

    • Keshav, its radish

  23. Ghosale in english please
    Is it smooth ridge gourd

    • ghosale is sponge gourd.

  24. 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

    • welcome jenny. will try to post photos in near future.

  25. 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.

    • fauzia, i have no idea. it can be peach. but still i am not sure. if i can see a photo, then i can tell the english name.

      • What is val papdi called in English ?

        • Shanaya, Val Papdi is called as flat green beans or hyacinth beans

          You can check this Papdi Bhaji recipe – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/papdi-bhaji-recipe-val-papdi-bhaji/

    • Is it musk melon, your description kinda match it.

  26. This glossary is very informative to all. What is the English name for Parval or Potal.

    • parval is called as pointed gourd in english.