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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. verkadalai or nilakkadalai(in tamil)means ground nut(in english).

  2. Let me know what is RYE called in Hindi.

    • amee, rye is a grain and not grown in india. no hindi name for it. at least i don’t know.

      • Rye is mustard seeds

        • aniiata, rai is mustard seeds. rye is different.

  3. thanks for your such a wonderfu page..:-) I usually try dishes from your page. plz make category for gluten free dishes for main course; bcoz my husband has severe allergy from gluten and for past few years he has suffered alot. If you do so it will be very helpful for me ..ones again thank you so much god bless you.

    • thanks krishna ji. i already have a category of gluten free food. its displayed on all the pages. what i will do is i will add it in the top menu bar. just a reminder. i don’t know if you are aware of that asafoetida/hing has wheat particles in it. so skip it completely. a few readers had informed me about this and then checked online too. here’s the link of the gluten free category – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/recipe/gluten-free/

  4. Thanks for your such a wonderfu page..:-) I usually try dishes from your page. plz make category for gluten free dishes for main course; bcoz my husband has severe allergy from gluten and for past few years he has suffered alot. If you do so it will be very helpful for me ..ones again thank you so much god bless you.

    • welcome shweta. there is already a category names gluten free. its displayed on right hand side of page below “quick and easy”. please check this link – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/recipe/gluten-free/

  5. keep me informed

  6. Thank you

    • welcome seema

  7. Hi, Do you know the indian name for Einkorn and rye grains. I have been searching for a long time and nobody seems to know it.

    I would really appreciate it if you know it and can tell me.

    Thank you.

    • i don’t know what is einkorn. but rye i have seen in india in super markets. there is no indian name i suppose. all the packets or rye and rye flour i have seen are imported from europe and america.

    • Awesome page

    • Hi Aarthi,

      Einkorn was the first strain of wheat which was cultivated 10,000 years ago by Neolithic Homo Sapiens. There is a foreign website which sells this variety, I can’t remember the name. The positive thing is that Einkorn variety is non GMO & non hybridized compared to today’s wheat.

      • nice to know this info. thanks koria

    • I would be also very interrested to know the name of the Einkorn in traditional Indian language!

  8. awesome work…

  9. awesome page . i just turned gluten free so wanted to make parathas with jowar atta or singhare atta . this is great. i can now buy all these from Patel Brothers here in New York !
    appreciate it 🙂 and blessings to you

    • welcome naini and thanks for your blessings.

  10. Dear Dassana, I am having troubles understanding a flour at my local bazaar. It is called “Charri” flour.
    I was hoping you would know what grain it comes from. I thought maybe Sorghum?
    I thought you would be the perfect person to ask….

    • thanks nolan. actually, i googled as this word does not come in my mother tongue language. my results told me its sorghum or jowar. a reader has mentioned below as sabudana, but its not sabudana or tapioca pearls.

  11. Thanks for this, really helps people with dietary restrictions because of blood sugar and bp problems.

    • welcome anjali

  12. Do oats have gluten?

    • hi ruby, pure oats do not have gluten. but when processed, they might get mixed with wheat etc. read more here – http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreegrains/f/Is-Oatmeal-Gluten-Free.htm
      give me some time to reply to your other comment.

  13. I have gluten allergy. Following are grains i can have. What are their indian names?amaranth
    Also, what are oats?

    • updated on the post.

  14. Kuttu ka atta or Flour for fast food in north india in English ?

    • Kuttu Ka Atta in english is buck wheat flour.

  15. “..OAT= JOI,



    • thanks partho. you have cleared the confusion. even i did not know what oats or barley are called in bengali. i will update the post.

  16. Hi D…
    As far as I know that the scientific name of Oat and Barley is different but some sites posted that the bengali name of Oat is Jav and the bengali name of Barley is also Jav… !

    Plz clear the matter with reference.

  17. Its nice collection, no doubt will help too student

  18. thanks for providing an easy access .

    • welcome manpreet

  19. 1. You forgot to mention:
    Oat- jai ( pronounced ja-ee)

    2. You have mentioned sabudana as both Sago and Tapioca pearls. The two are not the same but Sago pearls are similar in appearance to tapioca pearls and the two may be used interchangeably in some dishes.

    3. Otherwise you have done a good job, thank you.

    • okay. will update the oats part. i know sago and tapioca are technically different. in india, though sabudana is called as sago. its actually the linguistic term used for sabudana in india. i will mention a small note. thanks.

  20. Please say about “quinoa”. What is the name is quinoa in hindi.

    • i don’t know. quinoa is not grown in india and hence there is no hindi term for it. it is basically grown in chile and not in india.

  21. its to nice it helped me in my project

  22. what we called oat cereal in punjabi ?

    • sajad, i don’t know what we call oat cereal in punjabi.

      • In Punjabi, Oats are called “Jawie” or ‘javie”. Not commonly eaten as a cereal, but the oat plant is generally fed to animals in Punjab.

  23. Can you tell me whats the “RYE”?

    • rye is a cereal grain like wheat or jowar or bajra. rye flour is used to make rye breads. not used in india. i have never heard any recipe calling for rye flour in india. please don’t confuse it with rai or mustard seeds that is used in indian cuisine.

  24. can you suggest some dishes made from jau atta.

    • hi surjeet, jau atta or barley flour can be used to make rotis. you can even mix atta, besan and jau atta and make missi rotis. theplas can be made with jowar, bajra and jau atta. its also used to make sattu – a flour made from roasted kala chana and other cereals. sattu is very popular in bihar. in fact the organic multi grain flour which i use, has jau in it. you can also add some of it to pancakes or dosa or idli.

  25. Please let me know the English name of Chari ( a small grain in white color ) mostly used by Tamilians.

    • hi arun. i don’t know what is the english name of chari.

      • sabudana

        • 🙂 will update soon

  26. pls let me know in english, what we call jawar ka atta.

    • sorghum flour

    • Is jawer and quinoa same or different

      • both are different.

  27. Its useful information…. thanks…

  28. Hi Dassana ! actually i was trying to find out the proportion of different grains used in making MULTI GRAIN FLOUR. Secondly,is the proportion and grains used in making multigrain flour different for DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLOOD GROUPS. Thirdly, which grains/cereals are used for making flour for REDUCING WEIGHT & in what PROPORTION? Can you help me in solving these problems of mine? Hope to receive your reply very soon. Thanks.

    • hi rewa. i do not know the proportion of grains used for making multi grain flour. i would just go by andaz and make the flour. i also don’t know anything about the blood groups and its correlation with the grains. neither i can help you in grains for reducing weight and their proportion. i think these questions require an expert advice from a nutritionist or a physician. they will be able to guide you better.

  29. thankyou

  30. Please update the names of grains (english-tamil) also and if images are there it would be useful.

    • thanks for your suggestion subha. i will try to accomplish this mission with images as well as tamil names.

  31. Thanks for information, I ended up searching for the name of Jau in english. I thought Oats was the english name for jau. Is Barley & Oats some what similar or same. Are Oats grown in india also.

    • Barley and Oats are different cereals. Oats are grown in India, especially in the North but are mainly fed to the cattle. Not all info one finds on search results are correct. Even I have read oats called as jau on some sites.

  32. Can I know hindi of Oat and picture of that also?

    • oats are called as jaee/jai/जई in hindi. on google search you can see the pics of oats.

  33. please specify grains names separately.n add as much as possible

    • thanks for the constructive feedback. when i get time, i will update this post.

  34. i want to see the pictures of jav and javas . also what is called in english for that.

    what is the difference between jav and javas?

    • I know for sure that Jau/Jav is the Hindi name for barley. I have seen barley grains in mumbai in the grocery stores.

      I do not know what javas is.

      I do not currently have any pictures of barley.

      • Javas is flaxseed.

        • thanks

        • Flax seed as far as I know are called Alsi. …came across this blog/site just now. ..haven’t explored fully yet …but really liking it…Keep up the great work…

        • thankyou so much annu yeah flaxseed are known as alsi in marathi.

  35. what we call beaten rice in hindi

    • Beaten rice is called “poha” in Hindi. It is also known as flattened rice.