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Cereals names in english, hindi, marathi, tamil, telugu, kannada ( cereals list ):

This exhaustive cereals list contains names of cereals in english, hindi, marathi, tamil, telugu, kannada languages. Names of the cereals flour as well as the products from the cereals is also mentioned. Cereal pictures are also displayed in this glossary list. 

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The first column consists of the picture of the cereal. The remaining columns are for the names of cereals in the various languages. i have also mentioned if the grain or seed is gluten free.  this cereal list is best viewed in a laptop browser. 

Cereals are an integral part in Indian cuisine. Cereals are called as anaj in hindi. Both various type of grains and millets fall in the broad category of cereals. Millets, amaranth, quinoa are generally seeds and are called as pseudo grains. 

The english, hindi and marathi translations has been done by me. For the other languages, I have referred the book – modern cookery by thangam philip. 

I will be updating this post in other Indian languages as well. Please do read the comments section for more information. 

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Cereals names

CerealEnglishHindiMarathiTamilTeluguKannadaGluten free
wheat grains macroWheatGehunGahuGodumaiGodhumaiGodiX
wheat daliaBroken wheat,
Cracked wheat
DaliaLapsiGodumai ravaiGodhuma ravaKuttida godi, godi raveX
whole wheat flour - attaWhole wheat flourAttaKaneekGodumai maavuGodhuma pindiGodi hittuX
maida or all purpose flourAll purpose flour,
Refined flour
MaidaMaidaMaida maavuMaida pindiMaida hittuX
sooji, ravaCream of wheat, semolinaSooji, sujiRavaRavaiRavaRavaX
seviyanVermicelliSeviyan, sevai, sevShevayaSemiyaSemiyaSemigeX
fresh cornCorn, maizeMakai, bhuttaMakkaMakka cholamMokkajonaMekke jolaX
Dried cornMakai ka danaX
makki ka daliaCorn meal, polentaMakai ka daliaMakka ravaCholam ravaMokkajona ravaMekke jola ravaX
maize flourMaize flourMakai ka attaMakyache
Makka cholam maavuMokkajona pindiMekke jola hittuX
corn starchCorn starchCorn flour
barleyBarleyJavJauBarli arisiYavamBarliX
riceRiceChawalTandoolPacha arisiBiyyamAkki
parboiled riceParboiled riceUkda chawal, sela chawal, arwa chawalUkda tandoolPuzhungal arisiUppudu biyyamKusubalakki
pohaBeaten rice, parched rice, rice flakesPoha, chiwra, chidwaPoheAvalAtukuluAvalakki
puffed ricePuffed riceMurmura, Kurmura
Arisi poriBorugulu, murmuraluMandakki, kurlari
rice flourRice flourChawal ka attaTandlache peethArisi maavuBiyyappu pindiAkki hittu
sabudanaTapioca, sagoSabudanaSabudana
tapioca flourCassava or tapioca flourCassavaMaravalli kizhangu mavKarapendalamMarageanasu
amaranth seedsAmaranth seedsRajgira, ramdana
amaranth flourAmaranth flourRajgira atta
buckwheatBuckwheatKuttu, kootuKuttuKotu
buckwheat groatsBuckwheat groatsSabut kuttu
buckwheat flourBuckwheat flourKuttu ka atta
oatsOatsJai, javie
pearl millet - bajraPearl milletBajraBajriKambuSajjaluSajje
jowar-sorghumSorghum, miloJowar, juar, Jwari cholam JonnaluJola
finger-millet-ragiFinger milletMundal, makra, manduaNachniKizhvaraguRaguluRagi
foxtail milletFoxtail milletKangni Rala thinaiKorraNavane
little milletLittle milletKutkiSava, halviSamai SaamaSaame
barnyard milletBarnyard millet
Sama, samvat, swang, vrat ke chawal
Varai, vari,KuthiravaaliOdaluOodhalu
 Kodo milletKodonKodraVaraguArikeluHarka
 Arrow root flourArra root, araruta, paniphal
 Water chestnut flourSinghare ka atta
 FoxnutsMakhana, phool makhana

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  1. Very nice info

    • thanks.

  2. comprehensive coverage!!!!!!

  3. Nice article, thank you.

  4. What is jowar called in hindi

    • jwar or juar.

  5. Hi , can anyone tell me indian name for teff….or what can I use instead of teff flour (used in Ethiopia dish)
    Thanks 🙂

    • no idea monica.

  6. Hi what is spelt bread in Hindi . CAN anyone please help

  7. what is tikhud or tikhur flour in India

    • its arrowroot.

  8. Very helpful.

  9. Hello, the table is no longer visible.

    • thanks david for pointing this out. we will fix it.

  10. i cannot see any table here.

    • corrected and thanks for letting us know.

  11. Madam

    Please update your article as barley is not gluten free grain.

    • thanks for the info. will update.

  12. Hello Amit Dasanna,
    It has been long since I commented on your blog. However, not a single new dish I make unless I visit your blog. Do you know what do we call Rye in any Indian language.
    thank you,

    • welcome back sandy. hope you are doing good. rye is not native to india. so it does not have any indian name. we only get imported rye or rye flour and that too in superstores in big indian cities or metros.

      • My dear friend rye is not imported…mustard seed is known as rye in punjabi and hindi

        • thankyou jitinder 🙂

        • sir jee this not that rai they r talking about. The one u r talking is a spice and the the one they r talking about is a flour(Rye). It is not found in India.

    • Isn’t Rye called Sarsoon in Hindi? That’s what I remember.

      • the spice ‘mustard’ is called as rai/rye/sarson in hindi. what is referred here is ‘rye’ which is cereal grain.

  13. I read it that In india, Rabi crops are:
    1. Wheat
    2. Barley
    3. Oats
    4. Chickpea
    5. Linseed
    6. Mustard.
    Can u tell me what is Oat and Barley called in Hindi?

    • oats is called as jai ((pronounced ja-ee) and barley is called as jau.

  14. I am having a hard time finding english names for the following pulses/cereals please help:
    a. Moong
    b. Udad/Orid
    c. Vatana (those green colored dry, hard rounded shaped cereals….I guess india imports it from canada cz on the bags its inscribed that its from canada)

    • moong – is mung beans or mung lentils
      urad – black gram
      dry vatana – dried green peas

  15. I don’t think Bajra and Jowar are tamil words…we in Maharashtra have been using these words to refer to Pearl Millets and Sorghum respectively. I suspect these are Hindi or Marathi words

    • bajra is called as kambu in tamil and jowar is called as cholam in tamil. its mentioned in the post.

  16. Good one !